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Project Manager

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Date: 21-Jul-2021

Location: Solihull, Solihull, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic, creative and admired soft drinks company in the world. We represent a mixture of heritage and innovation and ensure our brands and our employees are at the forefront of what we do. Britvic is one of the UK's leading players in the FMCG market. As our organisation continues to grow, it’s critical that we find new ways to create value for our customers.

About the Role:

•    The purpose of the Portfolio lead role is to manage business change projects or work-streams within IT Programmes.

•    This role plays a key part in determining the overall success of key business objectives to drive value, cost benefit from IT projects or IT components of wider business change projects.  The role needs to work across all functions involved in the delivery of projects ensuring everyone is aligned to the objectives of the project and is clear on their part to play.

•    The role sits in IT within the SC Solution Delivery team


Key Responsibilities:


•    To ensure that project objectives are clearly stated and fully bought into, the scope clearly defined and success criteria understood and agreed.
•    Ensure a clear benefits case exists with the required business change plans for delivery.
•    To build and lead Project team ensuring the clarity of roles, responsibilities and skills for successful project delivery are in place.
•    To produce, manage and execute project plans, including a communication and review strategy ensuring regular updating of senior management and stakeholders on progress.
•    Raise, control and manage the project budget in order to ensure that project costs, quality and time scales are delivered on target.
•    To identify risks and issues to the project, and to develop and manage contingency plans in order to eliminate any risk to the business.
•    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.
•    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.
•    To manage the sign off and closure of the project, including the return of the project team members back to their teams, closure of the project budget and post-implementation review, making sure that all project learning’s resulting delivery project management process improvements are implemented.
•    To recruit, delegate, manage and mentor potential internal or external project manager in charge of a part of a programme or small project

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

Experience Required:
•    Experience of managing at least 3 projects with a significant IT element from start to finish in Supply Chain preferably. 
•    Experience of managing project teams with greater than 8 FTEs and budget of over £500k
•    SAP practise
•    Good functional understanding of Supply Chain processes


•    Project planning and tracking
•    Good understanding of project management methodologies and techniques
•    Strong organisation skills
•    Dependencies identification and management
•    Risks, Issues and Change management using structured techniques
•    Team Definition, Leadership and Management
•    Budget forecasting, tracking and control
•    Senior Stakeholder Management
•    Change and Communications Management
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills


Key Behaviours:

We Care
•    I care deeply about my colleagues, our customers and Britvic's success 
•    I balance decisions and actions between our people, planet and performance
•    I take responsibility for managing my own health and wellbeing
•    I play an active role on behalf of Britvic in supporting my local community and giving back

We’re Courageous 
•    I understand customers' needs and focus my work on the things that matter most
•    I am open-minded in search of new ideas, always embracing change
•    I say what I think, when it's Britvic's best interests, even if it's uncomfortable
•    I take, and encourage, smart risks and am open to failure

Own It
•    I focus on the outcomes that will make the biggest difference
•    I make wise decisions, using data and good judgement
•    I do what I say and I take ownership of decisions and outcomes 
•    I communicate in an open and honest manner

Act with Pace
•    I seek out and cut through complexity, removing barriers that slow us down
•    I am eager to learn, and do so quickly 
•    I am empowered and have the confidence to make decisions and take action
•    I adapt to challenges with agility and pace

Stronger Toegther 
•    I collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
•    I respect and value different perspectives
•    I am a team player, effectively working across the organisation to achieve outstanding outcomes
•    I celebrate the success of my colleagues, our team and the business


Degree level / working towards or equivalent in IT related subject (preferred)

Accreditations - Desirable
•    Prince 2 Certified (preferred)
•    MSP (preferred)
Degree or equivalent

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees - in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values and why we are consistently recognised as a Global 'Great Place to Work’

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