Watford, Hertfordshire

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PMO Lead

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Are you an experienced PMO Lead looking for that next challenge? Do you have experience of working in an IT function and come from Retail, FMCG or the Finance sector? Then read on!  We are changing things up and have formed a brand new Tech team here at Wickes. 

Wickes are a digitally led, service enabled organisation with a mission of having a project in every home. This role will give a driven and experienced individual the opportunity to take a leading role in the management and delivery of the IT transformation programmes across our Tech Department.

Joining our Tech team, you will work closely with our IT Senior Leadership Team and Programme Managers and be responsible for defining and implementing our Project Management Office function. Our Project Management Office helps us protect the successful delivery of the projects and programmes across the entire IT function. 

This role will be critical to the success of Wickes business as we embark on a 5 year transformation journey. Transforming the store's technology and infrastructure to support multiple channels is central to the success of Wickes.

The Role:
  • You’ll have knowledge of using both waterfall and agile approaches to deliver projects and how to proactively identify areas for process improvement.
  • Experience of resource planning across multiple programmes and initiatives to identify and mitigate key resource challenges.
  • Experience in being able to establish processes to support our delivery leads.
  • Experience in Financial Management including Budgeting, Forecasting, Actuals and Analysis 
  • You’ll agree and compile regular project and programme reporting, analysing agreed KPI’s and create milestone reporting for various stakeholders throughout Wickes
  • With previous knowledge and understanding of business / IT needs, you will have the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence and work closely with management, senior leadership, and reputed vendors.

Does this sound like you?
  • A confident, self starter who is able to build relationships at a senior level across Wickes Tech
  • Solid analytical, negotiation and excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a small team and able to balance strategic change, running weekly governance mechanics and delving into detail for issue resolution
  • You’ll be able to work at pace, with a sense of urgency and be able to commit to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service and business integrityYou’ll dem
  • onstrate sound judgement in the decision making process and have strong understanding of scope of contracts, including milestones and recognition of changes skills

What's in it for you?
Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.   

We’re a team. And teams work best together when they know and respect one another. Listen and learn from one another. So we offer a hybrid working model. Giving you the support you need to do well at work, and the flexibility to make life work for you. 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that includes:
  • A competitive package to include an annual bonus and car allowance
  • 25 Days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension and Life Assurance
  • We offer hybrid flexible working (2-3 days in Watford)
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Colleague discount 
  • Discount platform including savings and cash back at numerous retailers, savings on gym membership, cycle to work scheme
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.

About Us: 
We are a multi-channel retailer operating in the home improvement market. With 40 years in industry, we now generate revenue in excess of £1.3Bn across 230 stores delivered by 8,000+ colleagues.
We care for our people – and we look out for one another. Everyone has a voice. We’re ambitious, but we’re inclusive, supportive and down-to-earth with it. Anyone can build on their talent and expect our support to get on.

Please contact us here if you require any adjustments within the application process.  If you require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage you will have an opportunity to inform us when we invite you to interview. Please note, this link is only for reasonable adjustments required - general enquiries, or direct CV applications cannot be accepted via this form.

We want to move fast, the application closing date is 18th February 2024.

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