• Digital Technical Project Manager

    Location UK-Sunderland | UK-Nottingham
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Digital & Ecommerce
    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.


    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.


    Key Purpose of Job:


    To manage and drive delivery of the technical roadmap in order to deliver on Pentland Brands’ ambitions to make our brands matter to more people.



    • Own and manage the digital technical roadmap as required across our portfolio of brands
    • Hold in market scoping sessions to define requirements and aspirations
    • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
    • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s)
    • Deliver P&L per project and manage running costs accordingly
    • Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s)
    • Submit project status reports to stakeholders; reviews bugs; plans software releases; anticipate and react to change.
    • Own and maintain the relationship from a technical perspective with our ecommerce vendors
    • Ensure technology stack and 3rd party vendors are viable for any future project roll outs
    • Engage with and manage key teams across Pentland (IT / finance / legal / PD) and become the technical expert within the digital team
    • Works closely with the Digital Project Manager and Programme and Delivery Manager to support and coordinate project delivery, providing the relevant technical input e.g. Deep understanding of ecommerce setup.
    • Liaises with Digital Operations to ensure that as activity moves from roadmap/project status to "in life" that the teams understand how features etc are managed and supported as part of business as usual activity
    • Provides and supports on wider project management as and when required 


    Key Stakeholders

    • Digital
    • Vendors – Isobar & Visualsoft
    • IT
    • Distribution
    • Customer Service


    Needs to have

    • 2 to 3 years planning and/or management experience
    • Be able to successfully manage time, plans, projects and other related tasks
    • Digital commerce experience – both front and back end
    • Technical experience / knowledge of platforms and systems
    • Premium brand, fashion or sports industry experience & knowledge
    • Visualsoft and SalesForce enterprise class ecommerce store platforms
    • Digital commerce commercial experience
    • Experience working in a matrixed, Agile environment


    Needs to be

    • Passionate about delivering on a digital strategy and vision
    • Very high attention to detail
    • Driven to succeed and deliver technical projects that make a material impact on revenues and engagement
    • Use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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