New Product Development Project Manager

Job ID: 2017-2972

Brand: Molton Brown

Location: GB - - Hertfordshire


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Overview:

To define, lead, manage, coordinate and drive to completion using project management methodology and tools all aspects of agreed NPD/EPD projects.

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

This is a 12 months fixed-term contract.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Team Management
    To lead cross functional project teams including vendors through each phase of the projects to lead and influence to ensure all activity is completed and the projects remain 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 facilitating meetings and updating documentation.
    Ensuring projects with high risks are appropriately escalated and documentation to provide updates are clear and concise.
  • Define and Monitor Project Timings
    Create high level and detailed project timeplans with input from all areas of the project teams and third party vendors.
    Continually update the project timings ensuring all activity is up to date.
  • Risk and Issues
    Risk: Pro-actively understand, manage and communicate risk throughout the project lifecycle to avoid issues and escalate via the appropriate senior channels when required with recommendations for direction.
    Issues: To rapidly engage all stakeholders to review the situation, make recommendations, own all communication on progress to the stakeholders 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
  • Project Management certificate - Prince 2 or PMP
  • 2- 3 years in the Beauty industry or FMCG
  • Experience of managing multiple projects in a fast paced retail business
  • Experience of working with different job levels within a business
  • 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 with key stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Driven, ambitious, passionate and focused
  • MS Office incl. Project management tools
  • Aptitude for problem solving and solution based thinking


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