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Project Manager - Ocado Intelligent Automation

Hatfield, UK

About Us

Ocado is a technology-led, global software and robotics platform providing a unique end-to-end solution for customers on a global scale. 

As part of growing the Ocado business, we have recently announced a new mission to sell our unique ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) product to organisations operating outside of grocery e-commerce across the globe. 

About the role

There is an opportunity for a Project Manager to join the team, who will implement delivery of large scale Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) projects to Ocado’s customers and will be accountable for the following:

Project Management of projects from the pre-deal to ‘ready for execution’ phases including:

  • Scope definition and solution development
  • Finalising solution design across hardware and software
  • Leading OIA’s relationship with customers to ensure alignment and assured outcomes
  • Coordination of product development teams as required based on the project scope
  • Engagement, alignment and handover to regional project delivery teams

About you

Project leadership experience

  • Building effective relationships at all levels of the business.
  • Assuming ownership of the project and focuses, single-mindedly on its successful delivery, inspiring project teams to follow their lead
  • Customer-facing project management including commercial and contractual awareness
  • Experience working on CAPEX projects (ideally within engineering / logistics / manufacturing / construction / technology)



  • A highly analytical and logical approach to work
  • Effective communication and presentation skills at all levels of the business and with clients
  • Ability to respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload, ensuring all given deadlines are met
  • Ability to read situations and understand commercial and contractual impact
  • Ability to multitask and manage a number of projects and responsibilities at the same time
  • Ability to understand and challenge expert opinions


Subject matter expertise (to include some of the following)

  • MHE including design principles, knowledge of competitor systems
  • Software
  • Commercial 

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy 
  • Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme 
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)

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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