A bit about the role
As Senior Project Manager you will manage all elements of the IT Project’s Governance, Delivery, communications throughout the Project lifecycle and transition to internal or external support organisations. You will lead on successful project delivery, directly and matrix managing a number of internal delivery resource and key software, infrastructure and business suppliers. Reflecting the senior nature of the role, it is likely that projects under management are likely to be of a more complex, costly or impactful nature than is usual. In addition it is likely that there will be a greater degree of leadership of other project managers implicit in the role.
As Senior Project Manager you will:
Initiate, plan, and deliver a range of projects based on agreed business priorities. Multiple projects may need to be managed concurrently.
Manage third party suppliers and internal delivery resources either directly or via matrix management
Manage project budgets, being accountable for budget commitment and accurate financial reporting
Develop and manage a resourcing model that ensures the right mix and quantity of resources are engaged on projects throughout the lifecycle
Ensure project objectives and requirements are adequately documented and that all project deliverables are fit for purpose
Work closely with Service Delivery to ensure successful transition of projects until they achieve formal acceptance.
Ensure all project risks and issues are identified and properly communicated and managed
Manage communications plan across a complex stakeholder landscape to set and manage realistic expectations and to accurately report project status
Actively contribute to the continual improvement of project delivery processes and governance
A bit about you
Experienced. You will have a background of managing IT change projects including managing concurrent projects across application and infrastructure delivery and experience of using a structured project management approach e.g. PMP, Prince2 or equivalent
A great communicator, both verbal and written. You excel in the relationships you build with stakeholders, able to work across various teams and have the ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner to non-technical stakeholders
A natural leader. You will have the ability to lead and mentor others in a constructive and collaborative manner, providing positive, motivational and developmental feedback along the way
Skilled. You will have an understanding of IT software or infrastructure, preferably in retail environments
Highly organised. You will have the proven ability to plan and organise large numbers of individuals and teams from multiple organisations in order to achieve objectives and targets
A problem solver. You are able to identify and manage issues and risks in a structured way
Assertive. You will have confidence and resilience, with an ability to influence at all levels of the organisation
An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague
This guide represents a summary of the role, however all team members are expected to be flexible in the work they undertake, which may change from time to time, according to the needs of the business
A bit about us
Our Creative Spirit
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.
Our Awards Cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.
The Fun Stuff
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.
Other benefits and rewards include:
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Discounted gym memberships Pension contributions
Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
A volunteer day for all team members
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development