Senior Project Manager

Posted 03 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe Keenan
Expiry date 05 August 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better. We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.


Why we embarked on Making Business Easier?

Over time processes have become increasingly complex, increasing both the risk and cost they pose, whilst restricting our agility. At the same time, our customers and the market expect more from us than ever before. Making Business Easier forms a fundamental foundation for our commercial and operational excellence agendas, whilst supporting managing our cost base effectively in the future.

The MBE Programme will streamline and simplify core processes, provide easier access to quality business data and will invest in the right technology to enable these processes.


Why is this exciting for your career as a Senior Project Manager?

The MBE Programme presents a huge opportunity for colleagues across the technology function to play a central role in the design, shape, delivery and execution of an enterprise wide digital transformation programme. The complexity of the initiative, within a FTSE 250 business, will allow for large-scale problem solving, group wide impact assessment and supporting the delivery of an enablement project to future proof the business. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the business and bring a best practice approach to the function. Designing and shaping the solution and methodologies utilising your experience and expertise gives a platform for success and team ship building as Greencore, build, mature, strengthen and bolster their Technology department.


What you'll be doing as a Senior Project Manager at Greencore? 

As an IT Senior Project Manager you’ll be working within a fast-paced delivery team to manage a range IT projects of varying complexities and differing technologies. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of project scope and budget, project governance, resource management and stakeholder engagement.

As such, you’ll be working across a number of teams within IT and across the wider organisation, with opportunities to try new things, enhance our delivery methods and contribute to a culture of continual improvement.

You’ll get:

  • Experience working in an established but growing delivery team, in an environment that is fast-paced and demanding.
  • Experience working within multiple project delivery methodologies and across a range of IT projects: infrastructure, applications, bespoke software and SaaS.
  • Exposure to business teams and stakeholders across the whole organisation.
  • Full responsibility for your projects and autonomy to work within our delivery frameworks.
  • Freedom and opportunity to test out new methods, try new things and contribute to our continual improvement agenda.
  • Flexibility of working pattern and location: we have a policy of ‘core hours’ with flexibility outside of those and offer a balance of on-site and working from home.
  • Support to grow, learn, improve, and progress your career at Greencore.

What we’re looking for?

  • You will be an intelligent, enthusiastic, & high-performing individual with a strong track record in IT delivery.
  • You will be a great communicator with the positivity and perseverance to get stuck in, solve problems and to see projects through to the end.
  • You will have capability to manage large-scale, complex projects (including several projects at one time), handling conflicting priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • You must have good experience of different delivery methodologies (e.g. waterfall, Agile etc.) and the ability to judge the correct approach for the job in hand.
  • You will have solid understanding of governance and delivery processes.
  • We are looking for individuals who can contribute to the lifeblood of the delivery function by maintaining a continuous improvement mindset, challenging existing processes where necessary and recommending better ways of working.
  • While not necessarily a line management position, we expect our Senior PMs to be able to call on their project management experiences in order to offer coaching and mentoring to other members of the team.