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Project Manager

Role: Supply Chain Project Manager

Purpose of role: To plan, manage and deliver large scale supply chain projects across the Primark operational geography

Reports to: Head of Development
Location: Flexible - Islip Depot

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide hands on leadership to the end to end delivery of large scale projects in the supply chain from conception through to delivery often over a 12 to 18 month timescale. These projects will include, but not be limited to, new distribution centre design and build, distribution site conversions, extensions, materials handling fit out, automation and associated systems implementations.
  • To develop comprehensive plans for those projects
  • To ensure appropriate resources are allocated in a timely manner including from external partners
  • To ensure progress is made to plan and adjustments made whenever necessary
  • To ensure budgets are properly monitored and managed
  • To develop the business case and measure project outcomes against it
  • To ensure all agreed kpis are measured and achieved
  • Ensure projects are managed to the highest health and safety standards and are legally compliant with local legislation
  • Produce regular reporting on progress top plan, risks and issues logs.
  • Establish project governance structure
  • Work closely with the operational teams to ensure projects are fit for purpose and that there is a seamless operational handover
  • Provide analytical and modelling support to develop and validate solutions
  • Work with Operations team to ensure understanding and acceptance of the projects - No surprises

The ideal individual will be:
  • A highly experienced and effective project manager with a demonstrable track record of personal
  • performance and achievement on large scale projects, in both domestic and international settings
  • Pragmatic, practical and results driven. Able to deliver in the face of varied and frequent challenges
  • Experienced in working in Continental Europe as initial projects will be there.
  • Proven to have delivered big capital or change projects through to benefits realisation
  • Experienced in an appropriate project management methodology with the associated use of planning tools
  • Good end to end supply chain awareness and understanding and a solid grounding in supply chain operations
  • The individual should be self-motivated, focussed and results orientated, with the ability to operate within a highly pressurised and fast paced environment, consistently delivering results and achieving corporate objectives on time and within the agreed parameters.


Core Skills:
  • Appropriate project management qualification
  • Significant experience in supply chain management experience
  • Proven big project delivery
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Relationship builder both internally and externally with strong influencing skills
  • Experience of working in a fast paced supply chain environment
  • Able to work away for long periods with potentially substantial international travel
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Effective communicator - 2nd language skills a benefit

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