Project Manager - HR Systems Implementation at ao.com, Bolton, £300-£400 per day

  • Contract Spy
  • Bolton, UK
  • Sep 14, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Job Overview

About The Role

AO is on a mission to transform its corporate IT and group systems. This programme of work intends to set up brand new functionality for exciting business change, as well as services and systems that make the lives of our AOers easier.  

An integral part of this transformation will see us implement an HR system that meets the complex demands of our ever-growing and evolving business. We’re looking for a project manager to help deliver the implementation of this system for the AO group: that includes our Retail, Logistics, and European businesses. 

Your primary responsibility will be steering the implementation to success, working closely with the People team, third parties, and other internal teams across AO. You will build and execute a comprehensive delivery plan, provide governance of all delivery activity, and escalate key risks accordingly. 

Building relationships with key stakeholders, understanding what they do and what’s important to them will be vital to this role. You’ll also invest time understanding the key functions and processes of the areas of the business the system implementation will impact, including any bespoke needs different departments may have. 

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

  • Creation and day to day ownership of the implementation project plan.
  • Working with internal teams and third parties to ensure the delivery of the system (including confirming availability and scheduling of the right people and their time).
  • Work with the business to prepare for the operational change and readiness of using the system. 
  • Reporting progress throughout the planning and delivery phases to the programme manager and People team.
  • Creating and managing a risk register and escalating any issues or delays in a timely manner.
  • Tracking project costs and working with the programme manager to assess spend against budget.
  • Subject to COVID lockdown and company travel restrictions travel to group sites across the UK (Bolton, Manchester, Crewe, Thatcham) and Germany (Cologne) may be required.

A Few Things About You

  • You’ll have a solid track record of great project management, with excellent examples of delivering a range of software development and business change projects.
  • You operate to and expect excellent standards of project governance.
  • Demonstrable experience of having delivered an ERP, with experience of delivering a D365 ERP being desirable
  • You’ve rich experience of working closely with company execs (you’re also not afraid to have difficult conversations with them). You can build solid working relationships with project stakeholders.
  • Your CV boasts clear successes of working with third party organisations to achieve key results.
  • You can demonstrate a good working understanding of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • You’ll have experience working with remote teams.
  • Being highly organised and effective communicator are two key traits that come easy to you.
  • You are someone who cares. You foster collaboration and inclusivity.

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.