Project Manager

Ref: MON08527
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 09/06/2017

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

There will be significant investment in Technology over the next 4 years as the business continues to grow and we are looking a talented Project Manager to join us on this exciting journey.

This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a broad range of projects across a number of business areas including Brands, Supply Chain, Retail and Customer (Digital, E-commerce and Marketing). 

In this role, you will own the end-to-end project delivery using project management best practice and an understanding of Monsoon financial and change management processes to ensure successful delivery.  You will be responsible for scoping, estimating, planning, managing, and maintaining financial control and implementation of systems changes.  You will deliver changes through internal resource and 3rd party resource service providers, depending on needs of the project.

What will you do as a Project Manager?

  • Work with key stakeholders in preparation of business case to initiate project
  • Establishment of project scope sign-off mechanisms
  • Definition of appropriate governance structure
  • Working alone or alongside business analyst to carry out process review & requirement capture
  • Building project plan and cost estimate for project
  • Responsible for gaining budget sign-off against technology costs
  • Demonstrate understanding of the technology function’s architectural standards as they develop and ensure delivery adheres to these standards
  • Accountable for management and coordination of development and delivery of technology through internal and 3rd party project resource
  • Ensuring plan, risks and finances associated with project delivery are tracked as required and made visible for governance and portfolio management purposes
  • Accountable for stakeholder management including project updates
  • Definition of testing approach and delivery of test phases of the project through internal and 3rd party project resource
  • Coordination of training provision and delivery through business analyst as required
  • Management and communication of implementation plan
  • Responsible alongside service team for operational acceptance and handover of technology into support
  • Production of post implementation review as required
  • Understand and contribute to management of the technology capital budgeting process

Leadership

  • Support the technology leadership team in recommending change prioritisation
  • Represent the technology team part of companywide project teams providing technology guidance and support
  • Positively represent the technology function alongside internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Create a culture of honesty, accountability and engagement within the function ensuring everyone is treated with respect
  • Effectively manage expectations of key stakeholders throughout the life cycle of change initiatives – from inception to delivery

What will you need to succeed as a Project Manager?

  • Proven IT Project Management experience across a broad range of projects
  • Experience of Omni-channel Customer related projects is desirable, though not essential
  • Experience of managing project budgets
  • Displays an eagerness for change and continuous improvement
  • Personable, diplomatic and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall passion for delivery excellence
  • Ability to communicate effectively across business and technical teams
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail - operates strategically with an understanding of the 'big picture'
  • Pro-active, and pragmatic attitude, someone who welcomes a challenge and seeks a solution

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Project Manager, we would love to hear from you.

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