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Project Manager

Hatfield, UK

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. 

Why Ocado?    This role is Hybrid 

At Ocado Logistics, your well-being is our priority. We are committed to nurturing your holistic development and ensuring your journey with us is fulfilling. Our comprehensive benefits package includes a healthy work-life balance, extensive healthcare coverage, competitive salaries, and exclusive employee discounts. We understand the importance of financial security in providing stability and peace of mind. Join Ocado Logistics today and become a part of a culture that wholeheartedly values and supports your well-being throughout every stage of your career.

About us:

Ocado Logistics is the beating heart of our UK business, comprising a network of cutting-edge warehouses, spokes, and offices across the country. Our customer-centric approach is fueled by a passionate team dedicated to delivering an exceptional shopping experience. With a focus on our people, we drive business results and maximise the value of our employees. At Ocado Logistics, we prioritise meeting the needs and fostering the spirit of our workforce.

About the role:

The project manager has responsibility for overseeing complex logistics projects from inception to completion, ensuring the seamless delivery of project objectives and requirements while maintaining timelines, budgets and high standards. The Project Manager will work with different areas of Ocado Logistics to deliver change and optimisation projects across the division and will be responsible for a portfolio of projects covering a variety of topics. The project manager will be part of the Programme Management team and will work across Logistics and with our retail partners and be able to bring them together to ensure projects are successfully delivered to best practice project management principles and governance. 

You will be:

In this pivotal role, your extensive expertise as a seasoned project manager will be paramount as you orchestrate the meticulous planning, organization, and resource management necessary to achieve project objectives, within set timeframes and standards. You will craft comprehensive business cases for change, assessing solution viability, implementation logistics, and devising a clear roadmap for execution. Throughout the project lifecycle, you'll take the helm, ensuring adherence to best practices while meticulously documenting progress, budget adherence, and risk management. Your responsibilities extend from inception to fruition, necessitating a keen eye for fiscal prudence and robust business justifications. Juggling multifaceted projects, you'll adeptly navigate interdependencies across programs and departments, while proactively addressing risks, issues, and changes to maintain project trajectory. Your role demands adept decision-making to control scope, quality, schedule, costs, and resources in alignment with project objectives, all while championing continuous improvement and documenting lessons learned. Compliance with regulatory standards is paramount, as is fostering strong relationships and leveraging effective communication to align diverse stakeholders towards shared goals. Ultimately, your contributions will not only ensure project success but also contribute to nurturing the company culture and upholding Ocado Logistics' values.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this role should be a seasoned Project Manager with a project management qualification and a demonstrated history of successfully steering large-scale, intricate projects from inception to completion. They must possess a diverse set of qualifications, skills, and attributes essential for effective project management. These include exemplary leadership abilities, adept at fostering team cohesion, nurturing a positive team culture, and fostering collaboration, trust, and accountability among team members. A proactive and driven attitude is crucial, coupled with a self-motivated, results-oriented approach and a keen eye for detail. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills are imperative, enabling the candidate to build strong business relationships internally, externally, and virtually, collaborating seamlessly across all levels of the organisation. Confident negotiation and influencing skills are essential for managing conflicts and crafting win-win solutions. The candidate should excel in problem-solving, utilizing data to identify and quantify risks and issues while devising effective mitigation strategies. Superior time management and prioritization skills are necessary to navigate rapidly changing environments while maintaining focus on project objectives. A strategic focus is vital for managing overlapping timelines and competing demands, ensuring deadlines are consistently met. Financial acumen is crucial for developing and managing project budgets while optimising resource utilisation. An understanding of quality assurance principles is required to ensure project deliverables meet stakeholder expectations and industry standards. Strong decision-making skills, coupled with an analytical and forward-thinking mindset, are essential for making timely, informed decisions and questioning expert opinions. Proficiency in working with various data sources and driving continuous improvement initiatives is paramount, ensuring project processes are optimized, efficiencies are enhanced, and greater value is delivered to stakeholders.

Ideally, the candidate would also have a strong understanding of logistics processes (including transportation, warehousing, inventory management, and distribution) and experience in the application of  “lean / Sigma” techniques and a strong understanding of PPM tools. 

What we offer you:

Our award-winning recognition scheme celebrates your contributions. Your well-being is at the core of our offerings:

  • Flexible Work: Enjoy 30 days of 'work from anywhere' policy for a balanced life.
  • Wellbeing Support: Access dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme for holistic well-being.
  • Generous Leave: Begin with 25 days, growing to 27 after 5 years, with an option to buy more.
  • Pension Plan: Secure your future with our pension scheme, featuring up to 7% employer contribution matching.
  • Private Medical Cover: Rest easy with comprehensive private medical insurance.
  • Family-Friendly: We support your family with maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and paternity leave.
  • Financial Aid: Get interest-free train tickets and join our Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Shuttle Services: Convenient free shuttle buses connect you to work.
  • Share Schemes: Join exciting share plans to participate in our success.
  • Shopping Perks: Enjoy a 15% discount on and savings at popular retailers and restaurants.
  • Financial Protection: We offer Income Protection and Life Assurance for financial security.

We're dedicated to your well-being, professionally and personally. Unlock these exceptional benefits at Ocado Logistics. Explore our employee-funded options, including Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance, and more through Benefits+.

We’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better.



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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