What’s the role about?
We have a number of exciting opportunities within our Change Profession team for Senior Project Managers.
This role is suited to individuals with extensive experience in Project Management, and experience of working with a wide range of delivery techniques.
You will be a leading Practitioner and advocate of Project Management and will bring deep knowledge and experience to the Partnership by designing, delivering and implementing business change on large scale complex projects to meet identified business needs. You will do this by adopting appropriate project management methodologies in order to acquire and utilise the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality.
What will you be doing?
As a co-owner, actively share the responsibilities of ownership and support Partners and colleagues to have a voice in our business.
Set clear intent, direction and guardrails to achieve outcomes, aligned to the Partnership and business area strategy.
Adopt project management methodologies on large scale complex projects based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
Empower and support teams to make decisions and resolve challenges in line with the strategy for the business.
You may also be the people manager and / or assignment manager for a number of project team members including, in some cases, other Project Managers.
Undertake a combined Project and Change Management role, depending on the size and value of the change and/ or using your project management expertise to assure project management activity carried out by a non specialist.
What you'll have
Recognised professional qualification in Project Management - Prince 2, Scrum Master or significant experience working as a Project Manager with clear evidence of using at least one standard project management discipline.
Demonstrable track record of end to end delivery of projects, managing multiple work streams across people, process and technology
Evidence of senior stakeholder management in complex organisations
Experience of managing teams consisting of internal and external resources, including building and managing 3rd party supplier relationships.
Interview assessments for this role will be on 13th December 2021 & 16th December 2021.
Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/
The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.
We also understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and reward our Partners for their contribution to the business through a vast range of benefits.
As a Partner and after completion of your 3-month Earning Membership period, you’ll be entitled to;
20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods
25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods
12% Discount at john Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods
Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)
25 days paid holiday per year, when you work 5 days per week
To see all of our incredible benefits click here.
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The application form consists of a CV upload, followed by application questions.
Interview Assessments for this role will be on 13/12/2021 & 16/12/2021
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/ We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.