Projects Leader (1153)

United Kingdom
Regular Full-Time Supply Chain

Overview:

Projects Leader EMEA

 

Snapshot of What We’re Looking For

 

We are seeking a passionate and detailed driven Project Leader, who can support in the delivery of one of the world’s most identifiable brands, WD-40® Multi-Use Product and WD-40 Specialist® across European markets.

 

Reporting to our Product Commercialization Manager, this multi-faceted role will strive to bring all departmental stakeholders together for the planning, execution and delivery of product change and improvement.

 

Managing approximately 20-40 live projects across all European markets at any given time, the right candidate will need a broad range of communication skills as well as superb time management.

 

This role is perfect for the well organized mind looking to develop and hone skills in a fast moving environment!

 

 

Responsibilities:

What You’ll Be Doing

 

Project Management (new and existing product range extension projects)  

 

Planning 

·       Reviewing new item requests taking into consideration all needed details including development needs, cost, product lead-times, feasibility, supplies, etc

·       Coordinate with others in the design and implementation of projects within defined project scope.

·       Provide final project costing to the Supply Chain Analyst for pricing accuracy review and also Marketing for approval.

 

  Execution

·       Responsible for the coordination of all new products and product changes accurately and on time.

·       Coordinates all supply chain integration efforts (sourcing, operations, quality, materials, R&D, etc.) across internal and external resources resulting in first production runs. 

·       Sets up or assists in setting up and amendments of SKUs within ERP system and ensures data accuracy.

·       Investigates and collaboratively resolves issues/challenges with support of relevant internal technical specialists.

 

Communication

·       Defines, manages, maintains and communicates project plans to ensure goals and objectives are met. Ensures visibility of project timelines with all team members; identifies potential challenges and recommends investment decisions to avoid exceeding desired budget or timelines.

·      Works with cross functional teams with a focus on collaboration, effective communication and results orientation. Provides programmatic recommendations when needed.

 

 

 

Qualification:

What You’ll Bring to the Role

 

  • 3 years proven experience as projects manager, ideally with external supplier coordination.
  • Experience of managing multiple projects of conflicting deadlines.
  • Previous experience of using a project management software with Gantt Charts (e.g. Microsoft Project, Workfront, etc.).
  • Experienced in managing multiple stakeholders with effective communication at various levels (sales, marketing, directors).