Supply Chain Project Manager

day rate
01 Feb 2018
01 Mar 2018
Specialist Area
Supply Chain
Full Time

Leading worldwide organisation requires a supply chain Project Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the end-to-end management (planning, delivery, monitoring, control and closure) of projects – ensuring delivery to the agreed time, cost and scope.
  • Provide leadership to, and facilitate the work of, cross-functional project teams. Ensure team members remain motivated and committed to the project objectives whilst balancing the demands of any Business As Usual (BAU) commitments.
  • Support the scoping of ideas into a Project Definition
  • Translate the approved Project Definition into a workable plan with an agreed budget. Accountable for managing the project budget throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Agree the appropriate governance approach and ensure it is applied to the project. Plan and schedule Gating and quality reviews, ensuring the relevant people attend, project deliverables are produced on time to the required standard, and any corrective actions addressed.
  • Produce a Resource Plan and work with the appropriate Resource Managers to implement.
  • Ensure that the project is ‘set up for success’ from a Business Change Management perspective and all changes are embedded sustainably and benefits delivered
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely entry of data into the supply chain PMO
  • Where required, facilitate making trade off decisions within the project between quality, costs, scope and time. Ensure any significant changes are subject to the change management process.

Person Specification


  • Proven Project Management experience leading a number of substantial projects
  • 3-5 years Project Management experience in relevant environments
  • £1-5m Project Budget Control
  • Experience of working in the relevant business environment (e.g. Supply Chain, Distribution)
  • Experience of working in a complex, international project environment
  • Strong focus on effective and engaging business change management, and exposure to formalised change methodologies
  • Experience of negotiating with and managing 3rd parties
  • Strong team facilitation skills - able to manage and motivate people at all levels in the organisation
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, able to work across functions, geographies and cultures
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels of the business and to various stakeholder groups, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to challenge constructively, build credibility and work with integrity at all levels within the organisation
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English
  • Good coaching skills


  • Experience of working with a variety of delivery methodologies including Agile, Prince 2, ITIL
  • Certified Project management methodologies, e.g. Prince 2, MSP or Agile