Project Manager

£500 - £700/day
03 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2020
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our Global FMCG Client, the powerhouse behind Magnum, Solero, Cornetto and Ben & Jerry's, are currently seeking 2 Project Managers (Engineering) to be based at their manufacturing facility in Gloucester. This is a full-time contract for 12 months, which could be extended. The role is paying between £500 and £700 per day depending on experience.


Due to the urgent nature of the role, we cannot consider candidates who cannot start in the first 2 weeks of Jan 2021.


Job Background

Unilever Gloucester is looking to recruit a Project Manager to Project Manage high profile project on our Ben & Jerry's lines. The project involves managing a cross functional team through the design to implementation of temperature-controlled production environment, an automated cold store, and additional process equipment to increase our Ben & Jerry's product range.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the Project Managing the design and implementation of the project. This will include leading a cross-functional team from engineering, operations, planning, R&D, procurement, engineering, HR, SHE, quality and various 3rd parties.

  • Co-ordinate and lead a cross-functional team from inside and outside of Unilever towards agreed budget, savings, timing and quality objectives.
  • Ensure that the project is delivered within a sharply defined scope and that resources are allocated to delivery within this.
  • Highlight resource requirements and escalate gaps to PMO.
  • Apply rigorous change management procedures to ensure scope is controlled.
  • Chair weekly cross-functional meetings to update stakeholders on progress, risks, next steps and required support.
  • Develop and update the detailed project plan.
  • Hold key stakeholders and project members accountable for delivery.
  • Drive the project through the Unilever EEM framework to ensure a rigorous implementation process.


Subject to performance and your ambitions, there will be a further potential opportunity post-implementation to become line manager for the installation.


Experience Required:


  • Prior project management experience of a large supply chain project
  • A minimum of ten years' experience in supply chain
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Strong communication skills across a variety of mediums and with Senior stakeholders
  • Qualified to degree standard in engineering discipline or equivalent in experience
  • Proven background in implementation of infrastructure/civil/manufacturing related projects
  • Fully operational in project management
  • The candidate would preferably have Cold Store Installation/ FMCG/ dairy/food/Brewing environments

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