Senior Graphics & Packaging Project Manager

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project Management
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Reporting to G&P Programme Manager/ Programme Lead, the Senior Graphics & Packaging Project Manager will deliver and support a range of activities across complex projects within G&P function. A successful candidate will require in depth knowledge of fundamental PM principles, theories & concepts and able to apply them independently in complex situations. They will lead a Graphics & Packaging project, based on a project vision agreed with various internal business stakeholders, including wider G&P function, RDD Category Head, Commercial and Creative. Together with the Programme Manager / Programme Lead, they will be involved in early G&P project planning, setting G&P project direction, influencing and developing the G&P project team. A successful candidate will be experienced in managing project stakeholders in global, cross functional teams, identifying and resolving conflict and empowering and inspiring their project team to ensure delivery of objectives, accurately, on cost, on spec and on time. They will manage and utilise systems, processes and resources to facilitate and optimize G&P project delivery efficiency. The Senior G&P Project Manager will lead communication with all project stakeholders, acting as a first point of contact. They will ensure 24 hour project communication and support, across UK and SEA G&P function.

Accountabilities

  • Manage Graphics & Packaging project/functional deliverables in complex situations, across multiple projects and/or project teams

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost

  • Implement G&P project governance policies, chair project cross team meetings and reviews to evaluate progress and ensure risk and issues are identified and managed accordingly

  • May define and control G&P project budget and cost, when necessary

  • G&P Project information management, and reporting

  • Specialise in a specific product category; become a G&P expert/consultant in a specific product category; may specialise in more than one product category

  • Manage senior project stakeholders and cross functional project team, removing barriers, building relationships and resolving conflict

  • Identify interdependencies between functions and facilitate cooperative working

  • Within their specific product category, lead and direct global, cross functional project teams to ensure communication and collaboration; resolve conflicts and lead solutions

  • Take an active, hands-on role to support the identification and resolution of problems

  • Actively contribute to continuous G&P improvement initiatives and development of G&P PM capability

  • Promote PM principals and best practice in all aspects of work in order to optimise delivery

  • May participate in recruitment activity for G&P Programme Management function

  • May act as mentor to other G&P Programme Management function team members, both in UK and in SEA

  • May manage direct reports within G&P Programme Management function

Skills

  • Degree in relevant discipline (Graphics, Design, Project management) or equivalent experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project
  • In depth knowledge of Project Management fundamentals. Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, Agile)

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience in relevant field (e.g. print production, packaging design, engineering) demonstrating good knowledge of the complete project life cycle

  • Excellent communication skills, able to listen, and convey complex issues concisely and accurately and influence senior stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build productive working relationships and influence others
  • In depth understanding in application of business processes, project governance methods and operational/development framework 

  • Analytical mind-set, attention to detail and ability to challenge assumptions and convention

  • Self-motivated and able to resolve conflict, inspire teams, mentor peers, and promote PM principals and best practice

  • Strong leadership skills, able to form complex and high performing teams quickly

  • Excellent team-working skills

  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach

  • Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate the work of others

Benefits

Discounts on Dyson machinesSubsidized café and restaurantsFree on-site parkingSport centreLife assurancePerformance related bonusPension scheme27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Posted: 13 May 2019