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Programme Manager, Channels

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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18 Apr 2024

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Programme Manager, Channels

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.

This role will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of organisational change covering Systems, People and Process in the Retail channels area. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the full programme lifecycle across technical and business work streams, developing and implementing an effective communications plan to ensure that programmes deliver their agreed goals within quality, cost and time objectives.

The mission for the individual is to understand and own the delivery of a best practice business organization, by overseeing the successful delivery of projects and services to support the business goals of Primark.

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:
  1. 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  2. Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  3. Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skillsets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders and teams (and other functional business leaders as required) to develop and manage the strategic plans and roadmap aligned to business goals within these functional areas.
  • Ensure that any systems solutions are set against the context of the end to end business requirements. Requires a holistic not "Silo" mentality.
  • Ensure timely delivery of all projects supporting the company's business activities.
  • Lead the implementation of a series of linked key projects that together deliver the business objectives for Primark.
  • Provide a single point of accountability as the primary point of contact for all matters relating to the programme of work.
  • Work closely with Project Managers/Work-Stream leads to ensure a successful project delivery
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 extensive and proven IT Management experience within a Corporate & International environment (Retail & Digital desirable), of which 5 years should be operating at a Senior Programme Management level.
  • A proven track record of defining, driving and delivering complex solutions in a fast-paced international organization.
  • Significant experience and applied knowledge of establishing cross functional organizations
  • Functional understanding of Retail systems, and how they interface from a process perspective to upstream and downstream business areas.
  • Experience in utilizing multi-vendor and partner solutions.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience applying these skills to resolve business, solution design, and operational issues.
  • Outstanding collaboration and partnership capabilities - internal within the organization and externally with key third parties.

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 requests, 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 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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