Project Manager
Full-time, Competitive

Ref: 6447908

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


About the Pets at Home Vet Group


At the Pets at Home Group we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.


As a Project Manager, you’ll be at the heart of making things happen – on time on budget and on spec. You’ll co-ordinate a wide variety of challenging projects, from scoping to close.

You’ll be working on brand-new developments whilst being focused on achieving optimum performance, meaning there’s just as much focus on people and outcomes as technology and planning.


At the same time, you’ll use your expertise to help us develop and improve project management capabilities across our organisation.


Our goal is a fully personalised customer experience that integrates pet care across store, multi-channel and vets to deliver seamless service. For you, that means working on a range of projects, both large and small, simple and complex, that transform our business.


You’ll deliver IT projects across our diverse portfolio of 400+ stores and 460 vet practices, specialist referral hospitals and distribution centres around the UK. The ambition, scale and variety of our work sets us apart, and we’re backed by unprecedented investment.


You’ll have a track-record of project management in a change and technology environment, including successful delivery across multiple projects of varying scale, size and complexity. This should include experience of planning, managing budgets and overseeing third-party suppliers in project delivery. A confident communicator, you’ll be ready to collaborate with others and engage at all levels across the organisation. You’re likely to hold or be studying for a professional qualification such as APM or PMI.


Pets at Home Vet Group has 440 practices, approximately 400 of which are operated as individual Joint Venture businesses. Over 400 practices operate under the Vet4Pets brand and the remainder are Companion Care. Our Joint Venture model is unique to the UK vet market and it offers ambitious vets an early route to practice ownership with professional support on financing, IT, People, Marketing and supplier relations. Each partner has full clinical freedom to do whatever they believe to be right for each individual patient, including using the products of their choice. The owner mentality drives superior performance once the practice reaches maturity, compared to the typical company-owned model.


It’s fast-paced, innovative, fun and we put people at the very heart of everything we do. We are committed to developing a culture of inclusivity where everyone is able to come to work and be themselves, a culture which welcomes everyone irrespective of what makes us all unique. Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 29-01-2021

Expiry Date: 28-02-2022