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Project Manager

Vacancy Salary up to £45,500 plus bonus
Vacancy Location Morley, Leeds
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

As a business, Hermes is driven by our four values of; Do the right thingDare to be differentStrive for more and Be customer obsessed.  It’s because of these values that we are the UK’s leading consumer delivery service handling over 630 million parcels per year and still growing and our IT team help to drive that growth.

Hermes has undergone a significant transformation moving from a parcel-centric business to a customer-focused business.  There continues to be significant investment into IT realising Hermes’ vision of being a digital business with data being a significant enabler for the Hermes Business Strategy.

 

As a result of our continued growth, the Hermes Portfolio & Product Ownership team have a brand new role for a Project Manager.

 

Overview:

The overall aim of the role is to manage projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Business from conception to final delivery. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that project(s) are delivered with optimal results, confirming to standards for quality, safety and sustainability and complying with defined scope, performance, cost, schedule and on benefit.

 

You will be accountable for

The managment and delivery of projects in line with Hermes best practise and ways of working to agreed objectives;

This role will carry out some or all of the following activities: 

  • Create and manage project teams holding key stakeholders accountable for actions
  • Deliver projects in accordance with the defined complexity to the Cost, Quality & Time  parameters defined within the Project, including:
    • Manage and deliver of projects  to agreed objectives
    • Produce and monitor plans for delivery
    • Produce and manage core project documentation as per the current Change Framework 
    • Produce reporting relating to progress, risk management and issue identification.
    • Management and control of project financials
  • Work with Stakeholders and the wider business to build productive relationships with different functions to enable successful delivery of projects;
  • Utilise influencing and negotiation skills to resolve areas of conflict within the project;
  • Act as an advocate for the team to ensure the control and governance of delivery;
  • Contribute to the review and continuous improvement of the Project Delivery Team;
  • Leads by example. Sets high standards & communicates expectation of high achievement to others based on the defined Hermes ways of working
  • Create and maintaining positive and professional working environments that help the project teams to succeed;
  • Utilise best practice tools and techniques to aid communication and understanding, ensuring project documentation is fit for purpose.
  • Deploy agile practices where applicable

 

Technical & People Skills:

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Familiarity with a range of project management methodologies and the ability to adapt your approach 
  • Able to manage a diverse range of individuals involved in a project that is not in the direct reporting line
  • Highly skilled at influencing upwards and sideways

Knowledge & Experience:

  •   A background or exposure to midrange/open systems and experience of Distribution/Logistics systems would be advantageous
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery and benefits 
  • Project management experience gained across a broad range of projects of varying size and complexity 
  • Experience of participating throughout the full life cycle of projects
  • Experience of working in a multi-functional team, including experience of working with and selecting of 3rd party suppliers including virtual sites

Qualifications:

  •   Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience 
  • Familiarity with the methodology of a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, APM, although more important is the ability to adapt your structured approach to suit the business  
  • Knowledge of Agile and the role of Scrum Master

There are lots reasons to join Hermes, but don’t just take our word for it, let our people tell you why they love working here; “Fun and fast-paced”, “Great choice of benefits”, “Great training and development”, “New challenges every day”, “The company  is growing fast”, “Working with like-minded people who are passionate about what they do”.

Free Pension consolidation service

Income protection and life insurance cover

Discounts on Hermes products with over 1,000 retailers

Up to 26 days holiday

Health and well-being benefits and discounts

Bonus schemes

Flexible working hours

Mental Health support

Free basic Will

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