Project Manager - eCommerce at Wunderman Thompson Commerce, Watford, 6 Months, £Negotiable Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Watford, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Jan 06, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

We are looking for a strong Project Manager with eCommerce experience to join Wunderman Thompson Commerce's world-class teams who are working to make our clients happy. You will be encouraged to form strong relationships with your team and will be expected to follow best practices in developing standards and coding reviews. We are also looking for enthusiasm for learning new skills and initiative to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Project Management responsibility for the software project life cycle
  • Identification and initiation of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Motivation of the team to achieve individual and team objectives
  • Interaction with senior management and business stakeholders
  • Building customer confidence by understanding their needs and delivering first-class solutions
  • Issues and Risks identification, mitigation and resolution
  • Regular reporting both internally and to the client
  • Production and maintenance of Project Plan and Budgets
  • Developing and mentoring junior members of staff
  • Keeping up to date with emerging industry practices
  • Management of the commercials for a project
  • Resource planning


Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win - we win!

We need you to be really great at:

  • Software development Project Management experience, eCommerce experience ideally within retail a retail environment
  • Ability to define, manage and deliver to customer expectations within strict deadlines
  • Full knowledge of the project life cycle and experience of various project development methodologies (including Agile, Incremental and Waterfall)
  • Comfortable with complex technical environments and Legacy systems integration
  • Experience of managing multiple projects with some exposure to eCommerce or web-based projects
  • Experience of managing people and financial budgets (including project budgeting, monitoring financials, reporting etc) of at least £10 million
  • Experience of managing 3rd parties
  • Strong time management & organisational skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills and an ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Relevant Project Management qualifications
  • Experience of pre-sales engagements and proposal writing
  • Knowledge of eCommerce frameworks and hosting solutions
  • Relevant consulting experience beneficial

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a new global eCommerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to make a big impact through eCommerce.

How? By creating outstanding websites and inspired shopper journeys. It's why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as Tempur, DFS, Boots, Sainsbury's, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We're an inclusive group of more than 1350 thinkers and doers from WPP's leading commerce agencies: Salmon, POSSIBLE Commerce and Gorilla Group alongside two Amazon specialists - all under the world-renowned Wunderman brand. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business - people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready sites, solutions and services. When our clients win - we win.

With new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two other cool agency offices in Central London, we've got 20 locations mapped across Europe, North America and Asia.

As our business grows internationally, we're seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best eCommerce sites and experiences in the world.