Project Manager

Posted 10 May 2024
Salary Up to £55,000 depending on experience
Job type Fixed-Term Contract
Discipline Support Centre
PostcodeCV6 5NX

Job description

Heart of England Co-operative Society are currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join the IT team as a Project Manager.


Main purpose of job:  Responsible for managing projects from inception all the way through to implementation across the society to help achieve the societies goals.


Division: IT

Position reports to: Head of IT


Length of contract: 2 Year Fixed Term


Main duties

*         Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of software projects within the retail environment, ensuring alignment with business objectives and timelines.

*         Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedules, budgets, and resource allocation.

*         Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including retail operations, IT, marketing, and finance, to gather requirements and ensure project success.

*         Act as a liaison between technical teams and business stakeholders, ensuring clear communication and alignment throughout the project lifecycle.

*         Identify potential risks and issues early and develop mitigation strategies to minimize impact on project delivery.

*         Proactively monitor project progress, identify deviations from plans, and implement corrective actions as necessary.

*         Provide leadership and guidance to project team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.

*         Set clear expectations, delegate tasks effectively, and ensure team members have the necessary resources to achieve project objectives.

*         Implement best practices and methodologies and quality assurance within the retail environment.

*         Conduct thorough testing and validation of software solutions to ensure they meet functional and performance requirements.

*         Maintain accurate project documentation, including project plans, status reports, and meeting minutes.

*         Prepare regular progress reports and presentations for stakeholders, highlighting key milestones, issues, and risks.




*         PMP, CSM, or PMI certification in Project Management desirable


Relevant experience

*         Proven experience in project management focusses on internal business change

*         Experience within a Retail environment

*         Proven experience of full project lifecycle from initiation to successful completion

*         Experience in both traditional (waterfall) and Agile project delivery.

*         Proven experience of using structured project methodologies and tools such as and Microsoft Project and Excel

*         Proven experience in dealing with customers/users and establishing long term client relationships demonstrating the use of excellent inter-personal skills

*         Experience within projects requiring substantial internal business process change


Aptitude, skills and abilities

*         Proven experience of working in a user environment involved in the introduction and use of IT systems


Personal attributes

*         Driven, proactive and self-motivated

*         Strong passion for building robust systems and processes

*         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

*         Strong attention to detail

*         Passionate about new technologies, happy to work on legacy systems

*         Able to create and maintain project plans, schedules, and documentation.

*         Enjoys learning and sharing knowledge with others

*         Enjoys working in an agile environment

*         Ability to communicate clearly, with the ability to explain technical details to a non-technical audience.

*         Calm and positive while working under pressure

*         Able to deliver to tight deadlines