Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a vision to have a project in every home. We are more than the nation’s favourite DIY store, we are a growing multichannel organisation, with a strong culture of authenticity and innovation.
As part of a transformation programme into a standalone PLC business and the build of a new tech team, Wickes are looking for a number of Project Managers, who will lead single or multiple projects within the technology team.
This is a great time to join a growing business, to be part of a new technology team. The Project Managers will oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects, through planning and leadership of people and budgets. Key Responsibilities
Analyse project proposals to determine time frame, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle, and confer with the project team to outline a work plan.
Establish a work plan and resourcing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project resources.
Implement a project communication plan.
Perform risk assessment and implement mitigation plans.
Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of information, while providing consistency in content and look and feel across the business.
Ensure that project goals are achieved.
Assign duties and responsibilities to project resources and define the scope of their authority.
Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.
Review status reports prepared by project resources, and modify schedules or plans as required.
Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
Benchmark project management performance continuously to identify the potential for improvements and increase capability in project and portfolio management.
What we are looking for We are looking for someone with a proven ability to build a strong understanding of the business, with a focus on problem solving.
You will have worked in a business facing project management role previously and be able to provide evidence of success.
You will have excellent knowledge of project planning tools, and will have managed Cloud and SaaS based solution projects.
You will have the ability to build a strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence. Alongside this you will have
Ability to lead and motivate others; ability to empathise and knowledge of personality types.
Familiarity with project management methodologies (for example, that of the Project Management Institute, PRINCE2 and agile approaches).
Both a traditional waterfall and an agile approach and, where necessary, apply both methodologies as necessary
Knowledge of project-planning tools.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. This blend is vital because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact.
Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources.
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
Good understanding of current and emerging technologies, and of how other enterprises are using them to drive digital business.
Ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things at the right time.
What we Offer The position for Business Analyst is based out of our head office in Watford, Wickes supports a hybrid work model.
You will be working closely with the Wickes IT services team and will have the opportunity to advise and shape the technology landscape of Wickes.
We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes
Contributory pension scheme
Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme
Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support.
We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. About Us : Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.
With 40 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.3Bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.
But it is the Wickes’ culture that is considered its best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team.
All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.
If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.