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Project Manager - Commercial

WHSmith Consulting Permanent Not Specified
salary £30000.00  to: £30000.00   Annual
location Swindon, Wiltshire

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We now have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Commercial team in Swindon.

Job Description

Project Manager - Commercial
Swindon Head Office, Greenbridge (with hybrid remote working)
Grade D,
Salary c. 30k

WHSmith is one of the UK''s most successful and established retailers. As our High Street business continues to execute its plan to be the Hub of the High Street, there has never been a more exciting time to join the team. We are currently trialling and rolling out a number of cross-functional strategic projects and planning processes which support the business to meet its objectives.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Strategic Projects Team to support and manage these exciting initiatives. This role would suit a confident and outgoing retail Project Manager or someone experienced in retail delivery with great organisational and planning skills. The role is one where your ability to engage, inspire and influence others will be key to success. If you love building plans, working them through the teams around you and delivering great initiatives, then this could be the ideal role for you.

What you''ll be doing:
-In this role you will be responsible for helping to define project scope, ownership and agree objectives.
-You will create accurate and precise project schedules, documentation as well as managing risks and issues.
-You will coordinate/communicate with the various teams across the business and escalate to stakeholders any issues impacting project delivery.
-Ensure all the aims of projects are met by managing expectations and reporting regularly on progress.
-You will get the opportunity to stretch your skills and provide advice on management of projects, control quality and suggest improvements/changes where appropriate.

Who are we looking for?
-A confident individual from a project or retail delivery background.
-Experience managing varied projects in a commercial retail environment, with a sound understanding of the need for critical paths, planning agility and defined process.
-Be analytical and methodical in your approach, well organised and possess a high attention to detail.
-Demonstrable experience in working cross functionally, with the ability to influence across teams and levels of seniority.
-Be able to manage your time effectively and can confidently lead a diverse working group in a matrix structure.
-You may have training in specific project methodologies, although this is not essential.

What we can offer you:
Annual bonus based on company performance
Hybrid working model from home and in the office
25 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday
Finish at 4pm on a Friday
Competitive pension contribution
Staff discount card for stores and online

About Us
WHSmith is a leading, global travel retailer with a smaller business located on UK high streets. Since 1792, we''ve grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand, and we''re proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. Today, we have more than 1700 stores in over 30 countries across the globe, serving millions of customers every year, and you''ll find us at airports, railway stations, hospitals and on the high street.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment b

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