Junior Project Manager

Job ID: 2017-2971

Brand: Molton Brown

Location: GB - - Hertfordshire


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Overview:

Accountable for achieving project goals on time, to agreed quality and within the agreed budget.

Supporting the Project Management team on all aspects of day to day Project Management activity as well as taking the Project Management lead on appropriate NPD initiatives.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st of December 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Team Management

To lead cross functional project teams including vendors through each phase of appropriate project(s) ensuring all activity is completed and the project(s) remains on track.
Liaising, agreeing, involving and communicating all aspects of the project achieved via meetings and documentation to stakeholders.

  • Communication and Reporting

To ensure all project activity is clear and visible to all stakeholders by using facilitating meetings and updating documentation. Ensuring projects with high risks are appropriately escalated and documentation to provide updates are clear and concise.

  • Support

To support the project management team on all aspects of Project Management activity. This encompasses a wide range of tasks such as: Updating and improving current Project Management communication and reporting tools. Supporting Project Managers on high profile complex projects.

  • Project Timings

Create high level and detailed project timeplans with input from all areas of the project team and third party vendors. Continually update the project timings ensuring all activity is up to date.

  • Risks and Issues

Risk: Proactively manage and communicate project risk throughout the project lifecycle to avoid issues: to escalate via the appropriate senior channels when required with recommendations for direction.
Issues: To rapidly engage all key stakeholders to review the situation, make recommendations to senior members of Project Management and ensure everyone is aware of the situation and solution.

  • Project Initiation & Scoping

Clarifying and defining project scope and all activities at the start of a project and managing any changes to the scope throughout the project through change control processes.

  • Project Governance

Ensuring adherence to the agreed development process and governance. Suggesting, implementing and promoting improvements to process. Achieve cost, time and quality of a project. Highlighting and challenging when off track. Leading and facilitating Project Reviews post launch to ensure success is celebrated and corrective actions are put in place to address any issues.

  • Travel to suppliers as required
  • Dual Site Role - Central London and Elsenham, Hertfordshire

Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Exposure to project management within current/previous employment
  • Organisation Skills
  • Experience of working within a fast paced retail environment (desirable)
  • Experience of working with cross functional teams (desirable)
  • Open to new ways of working and understand the needs of the business and project management strategy.
  • Professional and leads by example.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Driven, ambitious, passionate and focused.
  • MS Office proficient. Experience of project management tools desirable.
  • Aptitude for problem solving and solution based thinking.


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