Project Implementation Manager - Fixed Term Contract 6 Months (National Role)

Milton Keynes, UK
19 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK's leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 190 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 8,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don't just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The role

To lead a team comprised of Homebase colleagues and Agency team members to deliver a store refit on time and to the agreed specification. Ensure that all elements on the project scope and plan are adequately resourced and managed, taking appropriate remedial action when required. Communicate effectively with the Retail Change Project Manager to highlight risks and opportunities to the project timeline or cost budget.

*Nationwide travel required*

What will I be doing?

The role is focused on delivering a project within the timescale and agreed budget. Frequent travel and overnight stays are a part of this role.
  • Implementation of all elements within the scope of the Project
  • Managing on site teams to deliver daily/weekly Project targets
  • Ensure work provided by external contractors/suppliers is delivered on time and to specification
  • Identifying and reacting to issues to maintain the Project timeline
  • Raising issues that fall outside the original scope to the Retail Change Project Manager as necessary
  • Follow up outstanding issues to achieve resolution by Project sign off
  • Effective handover of completed project elements to Store Team during a Project
  • Managing change requests from other stakeholders within the business

The role will require you to liaise with the following stakeholders:

External: Agency, contractors and suppliers

Internal: Store Team, Regional Team, Distribution, Visual Merchandising and Merchandising

What I need to be successful:
  • This role requires an individual that has managed multiple teams of internal and external colleagues, working at different times, to deliver an overall result. Attention to detail and the ability to react to change are essential.
  • Desirable (but not an exclusive requirement) to have been involved in a store refit, upgrade, downsize or closure process.
  • We expect potential candidates to be able to demonstrate a positive approach with a broad range of skills:
  • Outstanding customer & colleague focus - puts customers first at all times
  • Engaging & effective leader with excellent communication & people skills. Proven to drive standards, performance & inspire action.
  • An adept influencer with strong stakeholder management skills
  • A team player & team builder with a collaborative leadership style. Able to lead by example, be self-aware and ability to motivate & coach others
  • Strong strategic mind with sound business acumen
  • Ability to manage complex issues & develop effective solutions
  • Flexible, pragmatic, resilient and dynamic
  • Action focused, a 'can do' attitude and a passion for excellence
  • Energetic & charismatic in their approach
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint


When joining us you'll enjoy a range of benefits including:
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Store discounts up to 20%
  • Company Pension & Life Assurance
  • Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

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