Project Manager - Commercial
London Head Office, Houndsditch (with hybrid remote working)
Salary upto 40k
WHSmith is one of the UK’s most successful and established retailers. As our Travel UK business continues to grow, there has never been a more exciting time to join the team. We are currently rolling out a number of cross-functional strategic projects and planning processes which support our Trading team with their commercial initiatives and this is all managed by our Commercial Programme team based in our London Head Office.
We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Commercial Programme Team to support and manage these exciting initiatives. This role would suit a confident and outgoing retail Project Manager or someone experienced in retail delivery with great organisational and planning skills. The role is one where your ability to engage, inspire and influence others will be key to success. If you love building plans, working them through the teams around you and delivering great initiatives, then this could be the ideal role for you.
What you’ll be doing:
In this role you will be responsible for helping to define project scope, ownership and agree objectives. You will create accurate and precise project schedules, documentation as well as managing risks and issues. You will coordinate/communicate with the various teams across the business and escalate to stakeholders any issues impacting project delivery. Ensuring all the aims of projects are met by managing expectations and reporting regularly on progress. You will get the opportunity to stretch your skills and provide advice on management of projects, control quality and suggest improvements/changes where appropriate.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a confident individual from a project or retail delivery background. If you have experience managing high profile projects in a Commercial retail environment, understand the advantages of critical paths, agile and process, this will prove highly advantageous. You should be methodical, organised and posses a high attention to detail with exemplary communication skills and the ability to manage expectations at varying levels of seniority. You must be able to influence cross functionally, be comfortable managing upwards and able to challenge perceptions, have outstanding time management along with a high level of analysis skills and an analytical mindset to interpret trends.
What’s in it for you?
As well as having the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment on a wide range of projects, we’re a company that values our people; from day one you will receive ongoing support and have access to our various training and development programmes as well as exciting career development opportunities for your future. We offer a wide range of benefits to say thank you for all your hard work including; a competitive salary, a profit related bonus, 24 days holiday plus your birthday off, pension, as well as other perks such as our popular holiday trading scheme and a 4pm finish on a Friday! Our London Office is only a five minute walk from Liverpool Street tube station and close to a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants.
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