Project manager (HR Portfolio Lead)

Date: 15 Jun 2024

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.


About the Role:

The Portfolio Lead HR & Digital Workplace manages the business change for all HR & Digital Workplace requests that need to be delivered using waterfall and agile methodologies.


Working across a number of functions involved in the delivery of projects, the Portfolio Lead plays a key part in determining the overall success of key business objectives. These range from driving value and cost benefit for HR & Digital Workplace projects as well as workstreams of these in wider business change / transformation projects.  

Key Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that project objectives are clearly stated and fully bought into, the scope clearly defined and success criteria understood and agreed.
  2. Ensure a clearly stated benefits case exists with the required business change plans to deliver the benefits
  3. To build and lead project team ensuring the clarity of roles, responsibilities and skills for successful project delivery are in place.
  4. To produce, manage and execute project plans, including a communication and review strategy ensuring regular updating of senior management and stakeholders on progress.
  5. Raise, control and manage the project budget in order to ensure that project costs, quality and time scales are delivered on target.
  6. To manage all processes relating to the completion of Service Level Agreements as agreed for hand over to I.T. support and service and any relevant business areas or third party providers, ensuring the smooth embedding of the new technology delivered.
  7. Responsible for managing all aspects of the end-to-end deployment of the project, enabling the delivery of clear business benefits as agreed by the Sponsor and senior management.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  1. Experience of managing at least 3 concurrent projects using waterfall and agile methodologies with significant IT and business change elements from start to finish. 
  2. Experience of managing project teams with greater than 10 FTEs involving 3rd parties, Business change teams and budget of over £500k
  3. SAP practice preferred
  4. A good functional understanding of HR and Digital Workspace is preferred

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