• IT Project Manager (FTC - Maternity Cover)

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3326
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Information Technology
    Brand
    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 Karen Millen and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Endura, 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. Last 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.

     

     

    As Project Manager you will manage matrix teams (internal and external to Pentland) to deliver a variety of strategic, complex, often ambiguous/new to Pentland IT solutions to a wide variety of business areas. The core purpose of the role is to deliver IT projects and programmes which enable business strategies. Responsibilities:

     

    Successful delivery of projects in line with agreed objectives & targets: 

    • Projects and programmes are delivered within the agreed timescales and budgets
    • Overall satisfaction (team members and stakeholders) with the delivery of the project – outcomes and the way it was delivered
    • Risks and issues are identified and appropriately managed
    • Planning & resourcing are of sufficient quality to deliver the project
    • Any challenges on scope, capability, scheduling and resourcing conflicts are identified, communicated and action is taken
    • Test plans developed and implemented to ensure the quality of the system and processes implemented

    Partners with key business stakeholders in functional areas to drive commercial growth via project delivery:

    • Able to influence and engage with a range of senior leaders across the business, securing and sustaining their sponsorship for the project
    • Deliver projects that deliver commercial benefit to the business, balancing both value and cost. Able to translate technical features into business benefits.
    • Describes technical concepts in a compelling way, using language the business understands.
    • Has broad awareness of business processes across Pentland, and contributes meaningfully to strategic discussions.
    • Able to anticipate future business needs and spots opportunities for Pentland to improve performance. Proactively raises awareness of how technology can add commercial value to Pentland.
    • Demonstrates, promotes and adheres to defined IT frameworks. Embraces a cross functional (matrix) way of working.
    • Communicates across IT and Pentland, with regards to key activities, successes, issues and opportunities.

     Demonstrates leadership behaviour in line with Pentland frameworks and principles

    • Provide 360 feedbacks for all staff working on the project based agreed objectives and performance measures for the project.
    • Holds regular one2one meetings to share two way feedback; both positive and constructive.
    • Poor performers are actively managed in a timely manner and fed back to line manager.
    • Maintains and keeps updated a project travel and overtime log that captures agreed project team activities that will be forwarded to the line managers as part of the quarterly CMA (Consistent Measures of Appreciation) review.

     

     

     

                             What you need to have 

    • Ability to manage stakeholders at all levels with exceptional communications skills.
    • Experience of managing a variety of business application projects (namely ERP, Cloud Services, Digital, Supply Chain).
    • A team contributor, working with Functional Managers to set-up people and projects up for success.
    • Experience of vendor selection, from experience of workshop management, data migration and testing processes as part of an implementation
    • Pro-active, exceptionally well organised and able to prioritise, communicate and manage expectations with various levels of stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently, with a confident, assertive and customer focussed outlook.
    • Is results driven, with a desire to “go the extra mile”.
    • Experience managing projects from start to finish, including inputting into business case preparation, project governance, and through to handover to BAU
    • A continuous improvement mind-set that spans people, processes, technologies and own self.
    • Manage projects in accordance with industry methodologies, for example, Prince2 or Agile. At least one required (both ideal)
    • Demonstrates energy, drive, commitment and passion.
    • Understands the concept of Change Management and can apply the principles to support project delivery.
    • Proven ability to identify risks / issues early and proactively manage them to ensure the success of the project.
    • Ability to manage a project team; resource planning, delegating effectively, motivating them, encouraging & recognising valuable contributions & managing performance where required.
    • Ability to manage ambiguity, making decisions based on the information available, coping with uncertainty and risk and dealing with change.
    • Experience working with cross-functional IT / Business / 3rd party teams, leading the team through the project, encouraging adoption and imbedding the change.

                        What we need to see in you 

    • Experience of workshop management, data migration and testing processes as part of an implementation.
    • Basic knowledge and understanding of third party integration and the various technologies that can be deployed.
    • Experience of resource planning and resource re-baselining for a team across multiple projects and applications.
    • Able to suggest innovative ways of managing projects / technology solutions based on previous experience/track record
    • Desired experience of working in IT for a wholesale and/or Retail business, similar to Pentland.
    • Domain experience related to SAP or similar ERP with functional experience (namely Supply chain, Customer operations, Finance)
    • Experience landing change within an organisation going through transformational change
    • Experience of working with IT solution providers through selection and ongoing management.
    • Experience managing 3rd party providers, holding them to account on quality and timeline deliverables
    • Shows desire to contribute to the wider team and business community

     

     

    This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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