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Project Manager - 9 months fixed term contract

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Recruiter: The Body Shop
Listed on: 14th October
Location: Littlehampton
Type: Contract
Start Date: 2021-10-14

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When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good - that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here.

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact.

Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up.

Your role in a nutshell

"The Body Shop unveils new concept store"
"The Body Shop reclaims activist roots with new-look store"
"Body Shop creates beauty experience to 'pamper, inspire and inform’"


Just some of the headlines showing that we are at it again, putting our stores at the heart of what we do.
We are investing in and transforming our stores to further improve the experience for our customers, while ensuring our employee experience and business performance are enhanced by industry leading and innovative technology. 

This Project Manager vacancy plays a pivotal role in our technology transformation, by leading the delivery of medium to large IT development or maintenance projects with full responsibility for delivering against project, scope, budget, quality and timeline. 
It is an ideal opportunity for someone from the retail or hospitality sector, who has experience of and a passion for delivering the technology employed to create a unique customer experience while providing the best tools for our consultants instore .
 

How will this be achieved?

GOVERNANCE & PROCESS

  • You will take full responsibility and ownership for the documentation and successful delivery of IT projects (typically with high-risk dependencies) in line with agreed roadmap and target architecture to scope, quality, on time and to budget. 
  • Success will be achieved through monitoring and controlling resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and managing the expectations of all project stakeholders
  • You manage the activities of the project teams, facilitating effective working relations and monitoring progress to agreed quality measures
  • Monitoring progress against business objectives specified in the business case
  • Selecting methods and tools, using iterative techniques where appropriate, ensuring that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained
  • Adhering to the established Agile, Project management Toolkit/Methodology for Reporting, Planning, Risk and Issue Management, Budgeting and Governance. 

STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS

  • Identifying where change is required, and planning for variations in consultation with stakeholders, ensuring that change management protocols are implemented
  • Management of Internal and External and Stakeholders, and ensuring communication is clear for the duration of the project.

COMMUNICATION

  • Implementing effective stakeholder engagement and communication plans
  • Ability to adapt your communication style depending on the audience 

REPORTING

  • By engaging others on the project, you will support with identifying business value and quality metrics by which benefits/performance can be measured 
  • Sourcing and collecting contract performance data and monitoring performance against KPIs, taking appropriate steps to address non-compliance
     
What we look for

Essential experience:

  • Managing projects in Retail or Hospitality sectors
  • Achievement as a Project Manager demonstrated in more than 4 medium to large sized projects,
  • Experience of delivering projects in the EMEA and UK markets
  • Delivery and rollout of POS solutions - (retail directions or other)
  • Experience of rollout of integrated payment solutions - ideally Adyen
  • Experience of other store technologies such as Footfall, Printers, Mobile devices etc
  • Project Management Professional Certification or equivalent. (Prince2)
  • Agile delivery experience
  • Management of suppliers to deliver agreed work
  • Understanding of database analysis and migration between platforms


Essential skills

  • Leadership capabilities that drive team engagement and produces high quality development deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills that instils confidence with key stakeholders, with a strong commercial mind set and business acumen
  • Proven ability to take ownership and assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Ability to communicate vision and ability to anticipate future business needs.
  • Proactive and tenacious 'can do' attitude to unblock issues and ensure progress


Preferred experience but not essential:

  • Project Delivery on a global scale
  • Experience with Retail Directions
  • Agile Certified Practitioner or higher
  • Experience in the cosmetics industry
What do we offer in return?
  • a 6% contributory pension plan,
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge
  • Group bonus scheme
  • 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about
  • LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.
  • 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales
  • Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts
  • AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.


Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!


If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good - that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up.