IT Project Manager

2 days left

London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
24 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
IT, Retail
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

At New Look, everything we do is for the love of fashion. Without following that core belief, we wouldn’t be where we are now. But, what else does it take to be one of the biggest brands on the UK’s high street? We think that it comes down to our employees –  and our mission to be the go-to destination for men’s, women’s and teen’s clothing and accessories.

Our motto? Keep it simple. Be brave. Think customer. Act with pace. Take responsibility. That’s the New Look way. If that sounds like you, we’d like to have you on our team! We’re always searching for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to take New Look to exciting places.

The Role:

Project Management

Ensuring all project activity is managed in line with New Look standards and policies

Adhering to the project management framework, tools, processes and reporting principles set out by the PMO

Monitoring and managing costs, timelines and quality and taking action where these deviate from agreed tolerances

Providing regular and accurate status reports to stakeholders including PMO

Ensuring risks, issues and assumptions are actively identified, documented, and managed and to take appropriate resolving action where needed

Ensuring key decisions are captured and actioned

Managing project dependencies as well as impacts across multiple business units, solving problems as encountered and escalating when appropriate

Participating in in-flight reviews and health checks, making recommendations and following up on implementation improvements

Project Delivery

Leading planning and accurately estimating costs, timescales and resource requirements for successful delivery

Identifying and managing to the critical path

Interactively managing the project through use of stand ups and team boards

Working with the business to ensure the business case is created, training is considered, acceptance criteria are defined and signed off, and that anticipated benefits are tracked

Task managing the BA, ensuring business requirements are complete and reviewing the resulting functional and technical specifications to be certain that projects will meet the business and technical requirements

Managing the relationship with suppliers and ensuring components are delivered in line with requirements

Ensuring any blockers are removed

Ensuring all required testing is performed in order to validate that requirements have been met by the delivered solution

Managing the implementation and working with the business lead to ensure all required business change activities are completed

Engaging with the IT Service Delivery team to prepare for project handover

Facilitating the resolution of any serious defects during the post go-live warranty period

Ensuring 3rd party suppliers resolve issues within agreed warranty SLA

Ensuring projects are formally closed and that lessons learned are captured and shared

Project Team Management

Building and managing one or more small, focused project delivery teams whose members may span multiple sites

Matrix managing other PMs, BAs, SAs, System Integrators and Testers where required

Ensuring the teams are communicated with and informed at all time

Providing leadership to the project team ensuring that team members are supported, motivated and contributing effectively

Representing the project team, ensuring effective relationships are built and maintained with the business and managing expectations of all stakeholders

Ensuring new recruits are appropriately selected and inducted

About you

Programme & Project Management

Takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects, ensuring that realistic project, quality, change control and risk management processes are maintained

Plans, directs and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a project/programme from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage

Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders

Ensures that realistic project, resourcing, budgeting and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate

Ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets and are signed off

Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances

Supplier Management & Commercial

Acts as a routine contact point between the organisation and suppliers

Evaluates  and selects suppliers based on the specification and evaluation criteria

Supports interactions with suppliers on requirements and resource forecasts

Collects performance data and investigates problems

Monitors and reports on supplier performance, customer satisfaction, and market intelligence

Sources and collects contract performance data (such as pricing and supply chain costs), and monitors performance against KPIs including financial validation

Our internal career progression is celebrated and encouraged. Plus, we offer bonus schemes, season ticket loans, a huge staff discount of 40% and amazing deals across a number of different businesses.  

Why New Look?

If you’re still not convinced…

Every Friday we finish at 4pm – hello weekend!

You’ll receive monthly privilege vouchers for family and friends to enjoy 25% off – spread the love!

Grab yourself a bargain at our quarterly sample sales – when the discount isn’t enough!

Receive 24/7 access to the Retail Trust, a confidential and independent service for people in retail – because your mental health is important to us!

Agile working environment - we have open break out spaces and state of the art coffee and tea stations throughout our offices – we know the importance of a diverse environment!

Still want to be a New Looker? We guessed you would! Apply now to find out more.