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Project Manager

Job Description

Role: Supply Chain Project Manager

Purpose of role:                 To plan, manage and deliver large scale supply chain projects across the Primark operational geography
Reports to:                          Head of Supply Chain Development
Location:                             Flexible - Roosendaal Depot, international travel required Key Responsibilities:  

  • To provide hands on leadership to the end to end delivery of large scale projects in the supply chain from conception through to delivery often over a 12 to 18 month timescale. These projects will include, but not be limited to, new distribution centre design and build, distribution site conversions, extensions, materials handling fit out, automation and associated systems implementations.


  • To develop comprehensive plans for those projects


  • To ensure appropriate resources are allocated in a timely manner including from external partners


  • To ensure progress is made to plan and adjustments made whenever necessary


  • To ensure budgets are properly monitored and managed


  • To develop the business case and measure project outcomes against it


  • To ensure all agreed KPI's are measured and achieved


  • Ensure projects are managed to the highest health and safety standards and are legally compliant with local legislation


  • Produce regular reporting on progress top plan, risks and issues logs.
  • Establish project governance structure


  • Work closely with the operational teams to ensure projects are fit for purpose and that there is a seamless operational handover
  • Provide analytical and modelling support to develop and validate solutions
  • Work with Operations team to ensure understanding and acceptance of the projects - No surprises

The ideal individual will be:

  • A highly experienced and effective project manager with a demonstrable track record of personal

performance and achievement on large scale projects, in both domestic and international settings

  • Pragmatic, practical and results driven. Able to deliver in the face of varied and frequent challenges


  • Experienced in working in Continental Europe as initial projects will be there.


  • Proven to have delivered big capital or change projects through to benefits realisation


  • Experienced in an appropriate project management methodology with the associated use of planning tools


  • Good end to end supply chain awareness and understanding and a solid grounding in supply chain operations


  • The individual should be self-motivated, focussed and results orientated, with the ability to operate within a highly pressurised and fast paced environment, consistently delivering results and achieving corporate objectives on time and within the agreed parameters.

Core Skills

  • Appropriate project management qualification


  • A minimum of 10 years supply chain management experience


  • Proven big project delivery


  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills


  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity


  • Excellent problem solving, strategic thinking and planning skills


  • Relationship builder both internally and externally with strong influencing skills


  • Experience of working in a fast paced supply chain environment


  • Able to work away for long periods with potentially substantial international travel
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Effective communicator - 2nd  language skills a benefit


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