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07/02/2024

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Data Project Manager

Wickes is a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market.  With 50 years in industry, Wickes now generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.  But it is our culture that is considered our best kept secret; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and inclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.


Our widely recognised wellbeing strategy is something we’re proud of at Wickes. As part of this, we offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, financial education & loans, and access to parental, menopause and fertility support. 

By giving you the support you need to do well at work, and the flexibility to make life work for you. We are giving you a career that doesn’t put your life on hold. Where you can be yourself, do your best work, and make a positive difference every day.


We are looking to recruit a Data Project Manager to join our Finance BI Reporting Team in our Support Centre in Watford.


The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing the data requirements for MI reporting, taking direction, and consulting with the wider business area, Tech team & other lead SME’s to provide specialised business knowledge and requirements for both existing and future systems; considering the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. They will also provide continued support for the development of the product until delivery.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and represent the needs of our three main customer types, DIFM, Trade & DIY

  • Provide a detailed understanding of the current data processes / controls, systems,  capabilities, requirements, its interactions upstream and downstream including any dependencies between systems

  • Understand the future Data Roadmap (i.e. target process outcomes) for each data process, and capable of interpreting these into functional / technical requirements which can be analysed and assessed against the options available in the technology market & competitors

  • Capture and articulate to the IT Program leadership and other SMEs data control improvements which should be targeted in the new systems and related processes, both programmed and operational, to improve the quality and effectiveness of the end to end data flows, and underpinning the outcomes required of a Public Company.

  • Work collaboratively with other lead SME’s and key stakeholders to represent Business Intelligence functional sets’ requirements across all relevant workstreams

  • Ensure consideration in design for simplicity, efficiency, improved customer experience and business growth in both system design and operational processes

  • Effective stakeholder management and communication

  • Support end user change management

What are we looking for:

  • Relevant professional or industry training including advanced SQL & Data Analysis

  • Broad understanding of end user needs in interacting systems outside your functional set

  • Proven ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and follow through to completion on projects, requests and tasks

  • Previously worked as part of a team to deliver Tech or Finance Transformation projects

  • Detailed end user experience within transformation projects

  • Demonstrates a strong alignment to both internal and external customers incorporating detailed solutions within corporate strategy.

  • Implementation of business wide change, preferably within a Retail / Building Materials sectors

  • Good understanding of change management principles, techniques and tools

  • Ability to interrogate concepts and ideas with effective questioning to ensure understanding and clarity of direction

  • Ability to identify, engage and tailor communication to the relevant stakeholders

  • Highly articulate, personable and engaging

  • Understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments.

  • Remain focused and resilient for extended projects or in prolonged challenging experiences


What can we offer you:

  • Competitive bonus

  • Save-as-you-earn scheme

  • Private Medical and Life Assurance

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Colleague discount 

  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme


We recognise the value of bringing our teams together to collaborate, support each other and build on our amazing culture.  We are also encouraging our teams to work flexibly, with a blend of remote / office working. 





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