Project Manager, Tech

Employer
Primark
Location
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
2 Apr 2024

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Function
Technology
Level
Manager

Job Details

Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As a Technology Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing the full project lifecycle across technical and business work streams, developing and implementing an effective plan to ensure that projects deliver their agreed goals within quality, cost and time objectives.

You will be collaborating closely with key stakeholders within the function and across the business.

What You'll Get

The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across various skill sets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • To plan, control, manage and be accountable for the overall delivery of technology projects to meet the agreed business needs.
  • Manage multiple work streams and projects simultaneously and understand project priorities concerning the overall deliverables, including handover to service on successful project delivery.
  • Responsible for managing all project costs in line with the funding approved through the business case ensuring that any risk to or deviation from the budget is communicated.
  • Maintaining an accurate and transparent view of project health via the company Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool Planview
  • Maintain detailed documentation, timelines, project plans, and budget for all project deliverables/milestones.
  • Ensure requirements and business change activities are included in the project plan as defined by the Business Analyst, Change Manager and business team
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects, including communications to team, stakeholders and executives, developing and agreeing the communication plan
  • Project manage the process from initiation through to sign-off, adhering to all PMO requirements as well as ensuring adherence to defined methods and standards (including the IT Operating Model and Quality Assurance methodology)
What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Educated to degree level with 5+ years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience in working with retail systems is advantageous. Planning or PLM experience is highly advantageous.
  • The ability to stay focused and work effectively under pressure in a busy dynamic environment while maintaining a sense of perspective.
  • Professional Accreditation in Project Management
  • Familiar with a variety of technologies and how they can positively impact our colleagues.
  • Familiar with IT architecture, design, operational service and support organisations
  • Can view IT from a commercial perspective and an understanding of how the project contributes to the overall business case.
Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

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