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  • Entry level
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  • West Islip


Project Manager
Job Description
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

FunctionSupply Chain
Full Time / Part Time
Full Time
Employee StatusPermanent
United Kingdom
Job ProfileProject Manager
Job Expires

About the company

Adored by fashion fans and value seekers alike Primark is widely established as the destination store for keeping up with the latest looks without breaking the bank. We offer a diverse range of products, stocking everything from baby and kids, to womens, mens, home ware, accessories, beauty products and confectionery.

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