Project Manager

Ref: MON10180
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

The Monsoon Accessorize Technology department is the hub of our business. No two days are the same, and a culture of rolling up your sleeves and getting things done is important, as is a passion for what you do. Having fun, teamwork and pragmatism also go a long way!

Together, our Technology team work collaboratively to ensure we are delivering the right things, at the right time and to the right people. Delivering tangible improvements to the business daily.

We are looking for like-minded people, who care about what they do and will bring new innovative ideas and experiences to a developing area of our business. Apply to be part of our technology transformation journey as a Project Manager and own the end-to-end technology project delivery using project management best practice and understanding of Monsoon financial and change management processes to ensure successful delivery. You will be responsible for scoping, estimating, planning, management, financial control and implementation of systems change.

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
• Support the technology leadership team in recommending change prioritisation
• 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 within a Retail environment is key
• 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 also committed to developing our talent.  You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 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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