Project Manager, Payroll

Leeds, United Kingdom
17 Aug 2022
28 Oct 2022
Human Resources

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


The project manager will manage Burberry's program of implementing payroll transformation across its EMEIA and APAC Regions


  • Assist in the implementation of potential new suppliers by creating and maintaining accurate, up-to-date project plans and managing third party providers and stakeholders to ensure adherence to project timelines
  • Work closely with vendor implementation PM and team to track and adhere to timelines
  • Manage project financials including estimates, budgets and forecasts
  • Create and maintain accurate Risk / Assumption / Issues / Dependencies (RAID) logs and ensure that the relevant parties are involved in addressing these
  • Manage project resource allocation, coordinating resources to meet project objectives
  • Work with the Change Lead to ensure change management plans and stakeholder engagement plans are created and maintained in conjunction with project plan timelines and milestones.
  • Provide leadership and decision making support by establishing project governance. Chair project governance meetings as needed and ensure the participation of the relevant stakeholders in decision-making
  • Work alongside IT, Systems and data protection teams, etc. to ensure that security, interfacing and other requirements as relevant are catered for
  • Collaborate with the It Project Manager to ensure internal governance procedures are followed and completed as expected
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the projects, and ensure that internal or third party project team members have the access to necessary tools, people, and information
  • Perform project status and performance reporting during the execution, and complete project documentation upon project closure
  • Facilitate project completion and transition to relevant BAU parties for ongoing operations
  • Close projects and conduct lessons learned sessions - capture and document the knowledge and ensure its availability to other project managers


Project Management and Other Tools
  • Experience using MS Project to complete programme and project management activities
  • Nice to have: experience using SAP, Apptio, Workfront, Ariba, Confluence or Jira

Comfort with Ambiguity
  • Self-starter, able to work comfortably without set processes, assisting to shape and improve Governance in processes

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey information succinctly and concisely

Project Management
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, terminology, key success factors, and methods
  • Ability to diagnose and remedy poor project management practices
  • Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams - empower team members to engage and perform, and direct when necessary

Stakeholder Management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and work effectively with others at all levels across the business


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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