Senior Retail Project Manager
— Head Office

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Senior Retail Project Manager to join our team at our Head Office, based in Market Harborough.

You must have experience of working within the retail design industry, and must be able to demonstrate the types of projects that you have managed independently and how these have been cost-managed throughout.

We are looking for someone with 5-10 years experience in the Shopfitting/Retail Installations industry (related industries could be Design/Manufacturing/Construction), preferably currently working at a Senior PM level.

Excellent communication skills are vital to this role, and experience of working with and managing external suppliers such as enabling companies and architects will be required.

The ideal candidate will possess a high level of proficiency in Supplier Management and Stakeholder Management.

You must be able to manage your time efficiently and effectively, possessing the ability to prioritise when required. Working under minimal supervision, you must be able to use your initiative whilst also keeping members of your team regularly updated on the status of a project. You must be organised in your working methods, ensuring that all information is clear and concise, and given to the relevant department in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines.

We are very process driven, working to a set of guidelines that ensure each department is able to carry out their duties and responsibilities successfully and effectively in sync with all other areas of the business. Therefore, you must be able to communicate effectively internally, adhering to our processes throughout.

The successful candidate must be willing to travel around the UK and occasionally abroad when required, as we work with a wide range of clients based internationally.

A driving licence will also be required to undertake this role, as travelling to meet with suppliers, clients and visits to sites will form part of your role.

Key Responsibilities

  • STRONG WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BOTH INTERNALLY AND WITH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS
  • DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL OF THE INTERNAL DEPARTMENTS AND INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS ALL EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF ALL PROJECTS
  • COMMERCIAL AWARENESS AND ABILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF RUNNING COSTS ON EVERY PROJECT
  • OVERSEEING AND SUPPORTING OTHER PROJECT MANAGERS WITHIN THE TEAM
  • REPRESENTING THE COMPANY TO A HIGH STANDARD AT ALL TIMES
  • ABILITY TO MANAGE A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS, FROM FREE STANDING STORES TO PROMOTIONAL ROLLOUTS
  • MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE PROJECTS FROM INITIAL BRIEF TO COMPLETION, ENSURING DELIVERY IS ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET, AND INTERNAL PROCESSES ARE FOLLOWED

About You

  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN OR RELATED FIELD WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS
  • 5-10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE SHOPFITTING/RETAIL INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY (RELATED INDUSTRIES COULD BE DESIGN/MANUFACTURING/CONSTRUCTION)
  • EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH AND MANAGING ENABLING COMPANIES, ARCHITECTS (PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS & PRINCIPAL CONTRACTORS – CDM 2015 REGS) WILL BE REQUIRED.
  • APM/PRINCE2 QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS
  • PROFICIENT IN EXCEL, AND OTHER MS OFFICE PROGRAMS