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Retail Project Manager

Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Looking for a IT project manager with exspriance in the Retail sector!


£550 a day inside IR35

Mostley remote would have to to southampton when required!

6 month contract

Key skills required for this role

Project manager


IT Project manager in Retail

Job description


  • Shape, define and initiate IT projects to meet business requirements and in line with IT project and product roadmaps.
  • Negotiate and agree project objectives, scope, deliverables, timescales and budgets.
  • Develop and maintain detailed and realistic project plans using appropriate tools. Identify and manage project dependencies and the critical path.
  • Obtain approval for costs via IT Governance. Track and manage costs within the approved budget, flagging exceptions and obtaining further funds if required.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the delivery of each stage of the project from the various providers and resources (business requirements, high level design, detailed design, build and test) to quality, time and budget.
  • Monitor tasks, milestones and resources weekly against the project plan. Provide regular reports and updates in line with PMO requirements and business stakeholder requirements.
  • Lead and motivate the project team, resolving any conflicts or people issues.
  • Ensure control and engagement through project boards and steering groups as appropriate. Organise and run project meetings and "stand-ups" as required.
  • Communicate and consult with IT and business stakeholders. Meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.
  • Focus on meeting business benefits and objectives
  • Identify, record, manage and mitigate risks, to prevent them becoming issues. Resolve issues, escalating as necessary.
  • Carry out corrective action to deal with slippage, quality issues or over-spend.
  • Manage changes in project scope or requirements, negotiating as necessary with business stakeholders.
  • Ensure solutions are fully tested - including functional, regression, user acceptance, performance and end-to-end testing as required.
  • Ensure controlled and successful implementation to the business, including all necessary hardware, software, data, training and communication.
  • Provide smooth transfer of solutions into the production environment and applications support and close the project down.


The individual


  • Track record of delivery of mainly applications and/or software delivery projects, in a
    fast-moving and demanding environment.
  • Delivery of projects of small to medium size and complexity, or a portfolio of smaller
  • Excellent communicator, team player and influencer.
  • Excellent planning, issue resolution and risk mitigation skills.
  • Organised and supportive of process but also flexible and able to make
    things happen.
  • Motivated, resilient and calm under pressure
  • Prince2 / MSP qualified or experienced in PM methodology
  • Retail or corporate systems experience a distinct advantage
  • Experience of international projects advantageous
  • Understands and is committed to the Business and very user-focussed.

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