Watford, Hertfordshire

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Technical Project Manager

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Are you an experienced Technical Project Manager with a background preferably in Retail, maybe you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity for 2025, if so, we would love to hear from you? While we’ve been around for a long time, this is a new journey for us as we become a stand-alone PLC. Come and join our newly formed Technology team as we embark on a very exciting roadmap which introduces multiple new, foundational capabilities into Wickes to achieve the company's core objectives.

Wickes is a forward-thinking and innovative business that is entering its digital and IT growth phase and this role will be part of that transformation.

The Role
Reporting into the Head of Enterprise Engineering, you will be part of our Enterprise Delivery teams, responsible for managing a wide range of technical projects which will involve engagement with both our internal technical architects and third parties. The projects will involve many aspects of the Wickes infrastructure and end user computer landscape, with hands-on activities including, upgrading, configuring, patching, building, supporting and maintaining both hardware and software. 

You’ll be responsible for executing and managing complex projects relating to third parties.  Engaging cross-functional teams in end to end processes, to ensure projects are completed in line with timeframes, budget and scope. 
  • With exceptional leadership skills you will have a proven track record in leading and empowering teams, ensuring full engagement with our third parties that are both nearshore and offshore.
  • Proven experience of achieving successful outcomes through utilising Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things at the right time.
  • Working across our stores, Head Office  and Distribution Centre systems, you will have knowledge and exposure to Mobile and HHT’s including iOS and Android, our servers are Cloud hosted, AWS, GCP with physical servicer, JHypervosrs.
  • Infrastructure includes Networking across Local, Wide Area and Wireless Network knowledge and Patch Management and Deployment such as SCCM / WSUS and Qualys

  • Does this sound like you?
    You’ll need a distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills required to build trusted  relationships with a cross-section of Wickes stakeholders.
  • Having proven depth and breadth of experience in the Retail landscape, understanding systems and processes. 
  • You'll have good judgement, a sense of urgency and will have demonstrated commitment to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service and business integrity.
  • A critical thinker, strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills, self-motivated and possessing a high sense of urgency and personal integrity.
  • You’ll have great interpersonal skills and an ability to build strong relationships at all levels and be able to influence.

  • 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:
    Competitive package including an annual bonus and car allowance
  • 25 Days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory Pension and Life Assurance
  • Flexible Hybrid 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.

    Closing date for applications is the 22nd November

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