Technical Project Manager (12 Month FTC)
Full-Time, Up to £60,000 per annum

Ref: 518027

Base Salary: £ 55000.00 60000.00 YEAR

Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum (£55,000.00 - £60,000.00)

Hours: Full-Time FULL_TIME

Location: Handforth, Cheshire, SK9 3RN, GB


Technical Project Manager (12 Month FTC)

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted 5th in the Great Place to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2018, and Number 15 in Europe in 2017! We have over 450 stores and over 310 Groom Rooms and are the UK's number one pet care business. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the difference.

You will be a strong Project Manager with a background in successfully delivery of technical projects, managing multiple projects at once, working very closely with infrastructure and technical colleagues and have the ability to manage each project closely through to completion.


* Plan & coordinate all of the necessary tasks to achieve the business/technical objective

* Budget assessment & procurement of services

* Obtain appropriate resource to conduct the tasks and prioritise work

* Working alongside Infrastructure and Technical colleagues/teams.

* Manage risks and issues and change management throughout the project life-cycle

* Track & report project progress, internally to teams through to senior stakeholders

* Resolve or escalate issues in a timely & appropriate manner

* Manage third-party relationships i.e. different business user groups, suppliers

* Transition solutions from Service Delivery to Service Assurance for production support

* Facilitate business user and supplier meetings to ensure solutions are on track and to design.

Skills Required:

* Strong project management skills to drive multiple technical work streams through to completion and ability to get hands on with project delivery as required

* Experience of managing multiple medium to large technical/software projects through the full life cycle in either Agile or Waterfall methodologies

* Ability to react to changing scenarios and environments.

* Understanding of business processes and basic corporate finance, management and accounting principles.

* Excellent organisational skills to shape and plan for delivery of each component.

* Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Ideally experience in managing projects that transition from on premise solutions to cloud platforms. 

The Benefits:

* Salary up to £60,000 per annum

* 33 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays)

* Birthday Leave - 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!

* The option to buy extra holidays

* An extra days holiday when you become a new pet parent (Dog/Cat/Horse)

* An extra days holiday when you move home and half a day when your little one's 'fly the nest'!

* Pension Scheme

* Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member). This can be used in Pets at Home Stores, Groom Rooms, Companion Care Veterinary Services, and Pet Plan Insurance!

* "Treats" benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues

* Life assurance

* Contributory Private Health Care

* Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day's leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.

* Celebrating Special Celebrations? You'll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!

* Free Car Parking

* Free Gym

* Values Awards

* Colleague of the Month Awards

* Cycle to Work Scheme 

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 2019-03-21

Expiry Date: 2019-06-21