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Project Manager - Active - 12 month FTC

Project Manager - Active - 12 month FTC

Job ID 
Position Type 
Fixed Term Full-Time
Project Management
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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Key Purpose of Job:


To ensure that seasonal activity across the Active Division’s brands is well planned, synchronised, supported and monitored.  You will work with key stakeholders in product and marketing to challenge and ensure brand priorities are delivered on time, budget, to standard and in line with performance targets.  


  • Support Brand Directors and product and marketing teams in planning, resourcing and monitoring key seasonal projects and activity.
  • Project Manages certain critical non-seasonal projects from inception to delivery.
  • Sets, monitors and ensures delivery against critical path.
  • Identifies, understands and synchronises multiple workstreams and interdependencies that are required for successful delivery of initiatives.
  • Builds the project plans, owns status reporting and highlights risks and opportunities against the seasonal and annual brand calendars.
  • Proactively identifies risks and potential mitigating actions for seasonal delivery and non-seasonal projects, understanding the appropriate points and channels to escalate in order to de-risk delivery.



Needs to have

  • Ability to articulate and present options and recommendations (verbal and written)
  • Commercial and operational awareness with a deep understanding of how brand propositions, NPD and product ranges are brought to market. 
  • Knowledge and experience of industry-relevant project management processes and methodologies
  • Experience of working with cross functional teams delivering products to market within a matrixed environment.
  • Able to balance and switch between activities requiring high attention to detail and others demanding a longer term, broader point of view.


Needs to be

  • Challenging and resilient with an ability to hold people to account to deliver.
  • Objective and realistic; able to articulate and flag the reality of a situation and the associated consequences.
  • Pragmatic and solution-orientated; able to provide options and recommendations to bring projects and activities back on track
  • Approachable and respected, seen as a highly credible project controller.