Platform Implementation Project Manager (Japanese speaking)
Ocado Technology
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
1d ago
source : Experteer

Within Ocado Group sits Platform Implementation, whose mission is to orchestrate the implementation of Ocado’s platforms globally’.

This department focuses on the full programme management life cycle of the implementation of our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) - from pre-deal, through to the design, construction, installation, testing and go-live’ phases (with all the process and portfolio management in between).

This department is instrumental in ensuring we deliver these CFCs on time, to budget, and to the specific requirements of each client.

We are now looking for a Platform Implementation Project Manager to join, who will be responsible for the full end-to-end programme of a CFC implementation (physical build plus the installation of our technology / MHE equipment) - this will be working specifically for our client Aeon, so fluency in Japanese will be essential.

The Platform Implementation Manager will take a leading role and will have full ownership and accountability of the project - from kick off through to go-live’, each project spanning approx.

2 years. It is client-facing, has budget, people management and decision-making responsibilities, while at the same time facilitates / drives each stage of the project with various internal teams.

This role is the voice of the project’ and must be adept at dealing with challenges, risk / issue management, reporting, as well as being instrumental in driving our company culture and values (we’re in it together, we’re proud of what we do, we can be even better) within the team.

The role is based in our Hatfield head office, but regular travel to Japan will be required.What will you be doing?Project managing the implementation of a new automated Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in JapanCreating, managing and monitoring large scale budget, programme and specifications for a projectLiaising with and driving multiple internal and external stakeholders and suppliersDirect and indirect people managementDeveloping a detailed CFC design in conjunction with the CFC Design TeamCoordinating risks and issues within the project with regular reporting, and escalation to senior management when requiredMonitoring lessons learnt with a continuous improvement approachAbout you.

  • Bilingual / fluent in Japanese - both written and verbalDemonstrable customer-facing project & programme management experienceA highly analytical and logical approach to workAbility to understand and challenge expert opinionsEffective communication and presentation skills at all levels of the businessAbility to show initiative, self-motivation and innovationAdaptableAbility to respond quickly to changing prioritiesAbility to project a professional & enthusiastic image at all times, providing leadership and motivation to the teamProactivity to maintain good working relationships, both internally & externallyAbility to plan & prioritise workload, ensuring all given deadlines are met please note - due to the global nature of our client base, international travel (sometimes extensive) may be required, depending on the client and project you’re working on.
  • This will be discussed further at interview stages.Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

    For more reasons to apply, please visit : Working at Ocado Group, Diversity & Inclusion at Ocado Group, Core PillarsAbout Ocado Group.

  • When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business.
  • As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution : enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

    We are only a 20 minute commute from London King’s Cross and provide a free shuttle bus from Hatfield Station to the office!Benefits Ocado employee experience is very important to us.

    As well as keeping a smile on your face with weekly massages, a games room, coffee shop, weekly food samples and an amazing food hall to satisfy your daily breakfast and lunch taste buds.

  • all Ocado employees are offered a benefits package of - 25 days holiday + the option to buy an additional 3 via salary sacrifice, 15% discount on your weekly Ocado shop, pension, share options, discounts on gym memberships and much much more .
  • Our values : we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better #LI-KE1IND-CMP-5

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