Project Delivery Manager
The Project Delivery Manager will be instrumental in helping the organisation to achieve its Agile Transformational goals. Responsible for embedding an Agile culture, methodology, tools and techniques in order to help teams keep a delivery and learning cadence that helps to remain focused on delivering value against the organisational outcomes, while remaining creative and dynamic.This is a 9 month contract role Responsible for guiding teams through the implementation process, encouraging colleagues and leadership to embrace the Agile mind-set and associated methodologies.• Works with Portfolio manager/POD leader and manages the the planning and delivery of key internally developed/delivered projects within a POD through the application of project management best practice including planning, governance, issue and risk management, change control , stakeholder management, escalation and reporting. Manages the critical path of internally developed products.• Engages cross functional teams and supplier base to deliver project plan, ensures portfolio best practice covering planning, management, governance, issue and risk management, stakeholder management and portfolio reporting is in place.• Adopts appropriate product delivery best practice and frameworks, utilising digital tools (e.g. task management) to support & enable pods to deliver NPD that achieves all KPI’s within a clear governance framework and a ‘one team’ mindset driving ownership & forward progress• Monitors performance, investigates facts and develops solutions with POD team to issues• Ensures accurate and timely provision of project data and status reporting• Ensures effective risk management and communication to stakeholders to ensure positive resolution• Ensures project reviews are completed to identify improvements to drive continuous improvement and increase speed, productivity and quality of delivery
A bit about you:• Project management experience - good knowledge and experience in project delivery within a retail or FMCG environment • Excellent ‘project delivery’ track record in an operational, commercial or technical role. • Strong relationship builder with good communication skills• Tenacious and resilient• Ability to effectively influence and hold to account cross business teams (commercial and technical) to drive business outcomes
A bit about the team:As a Project Delivery Manager you will work in a cross-functional brand or range focussed team to deliver new products and gifts to agreed time, cost and technical standards. You will use your extensive project management knowledge and expertise to motivate teams and manage tasks in product development; from concept through to manufacturing and assembly of products that delight the consumer and drives growth for the business.Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.
What we can offer you:• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave• Annual discretionary bonus plan• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses• Competitive company pension scheme• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship
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