Salary: Competitive Salary with bonus and pension plan

Shift hours: Permanent

Foodbuy is a leading food procurement organisation based in the UK. With over £1bn of managed spend, we bring together the widest range of foodservice and hospitality clients on the planet to buy food, and everything associated with it. We work closely with our clients to deliver expert procurement services saving them both time and money and enabling them to focus on what really matters to their businesses.
We’re looking to hire a Project Manager to join the team in Chertsey. This is a new role within the Transformation team for Foodbuy UK, reporting to the Head of Transformational Projects and Change. Over the last two years Foodbuy has acquired three further purchasing organisations and with exciting growth plans, workstream project managers play an important role in relation to governance and project management.
Key responsibilities:
  • Ownership of planning to completion phases of relevant workstream tasks and deliverables to plan
  • Clear, accurate, actionable and regular reporting of status of each deliverable
  • Proactive and timely raising and management of issues including recommendations on how to resolve such issues
  • Definition of and adherence to monitoring, and part-ownership of various Governance and Project Management processes which include, but not limited to:
                Capacity and resource planning
                Stage Gate criteria adherence
                Schedule management
                Change control
                Lessons learnt
  • Deliverables quality review and working with other Workstream PMs to ensure alignment in overall deliverable quality
  • Team briefings and communications on existing Programme standards
  • Ensuring that key Project tools – Microsoft Office Suite/JIRA – are used as intended for the purpose to support project delivery methodology
  • Contribution to the Programme methodology including recommending ways to improve efficiency of processes/ways of working
  • Stakeholder management at various levels (workstreams to the Programme Execs) 
  • Ad-hoc reports and be a delegate for wider set of the PMO-related activities 
Core Skills & Knowledge:
  • Project Management competencies
  • Strong communication skills, experienced at stakeholder management
  • Pro-active follow-up
  • Ability to prioritise and take decisions
Functional Skills & Knowledge:
  • Understanding of importance of relevant workstream delivery on overall project success
  • Understanding of technology and business change/transformation
  • Expert in using Microsoft Office 
Track Record (Proven Skills):
  • Previous experience as Project Manager/Associate Project Manager
  • Experience of transformation projects
  • Cross functional work
  • Ability to set and maintain high compliance and standards
  • Ability to manage delivery of 3rd parties
We ensure you’re rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

Reference: compass/TP/1545152/157009

Location: Chertsey