Salary Up to £45,000 Negotiable dependent on Experience
Hours Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Location Building 5A The Parklands, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SD
Horwich Parkway train station is a 5 minute walk from our building and we are just off junction 6 of the M61.
Hello! We’re ao.com
Since climbing the Sunday Times Top 100 list to become the 4th best company to work for in the UK, here at ao.com, we’re not only the nation’s largest online retailer of white goods, but a leader in innovation when to it comes to online retail service and technology!
Today, one in every three consumers purchasing white goods online will buy from us.
Why Work For Us?
Our motto is simple – we’re devoted to happy! A happy team makes for happy customers and so we do our very best to ensure you not only do what you love… but love what you do!
What’s the IT Project Manager role all about?
Are you a passionate project manager who is looking for a successful organisation to which you can contribute and share successes with? Are you a driven individual who relishes the challenge to succeed if the odds aren’t always in your favour? Do you prefer to manage projects within an agile development team? If you have answered yes to three questions so far then this would be an ideal role for you!
You currently manage and successfully deliver multiple projects of various lengths simultaneously and enjoy the variety. You have experience of working on IT projects with in-house technical staff delivering a wide variety of solutions. You have experience in managing either back office distribution / logistics projects or e-commerce development projects?
What will my responsibilities be as an IT Project Manager?
Responsible for managing Agile software delivery teams from conception through to post go-live support of varying shapes and sizes.
You will be responsible for producing, owning and managing the overall project plan, with an appreciation for the technical solution.
You will need to be able to manage change and re-plan as required.
For each project you will be the single point of contact for key business stakeholders in regard to managing their expectations around scope, timescales, risks, dependencies, etc.
You will need strong communication skills to ensure single common ‘message’ from the delivery team and IT, e.g. with stakeholder management, priorities, status reporting, setting deadlines for dependencies etc. This should be both internally and externally.
What skills do I need to have as an IT Project Manager?
3+ years’ experience in a project management role
Familiarity with diverse methodologies such as Agile, Scrum and Kanban.
1 -2 years Commercial experience using Lean development processes such as those above.
Experience working on back office distribution and logistics projects
Willingness to travel to our logistics site in Crewe on a regular basis
Comfortable working directly with business sponsors and stakeholders to prioritise business initiatives
Broad background and experience of IT technologies
Prior experience working with internal development teams and third party providers and partners
Happiest working in a fast paced, challenging and rapidly changing environment.
Desire to not only achieve deadlines but beat them
Confident, fun, friendly, influential and humble
Passionate about doing a great job, relentless in delivery
Always positive, regardless of the challenge ahead (Robust)
Adaptable to any situation or challenge
Innovative, full of new ideas and suggestions
Utterly Brilliant Benefits
Not only do we recognise the value of our people, but we like to reward them too! We reward your dedication with this plethora of perks!
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays!
5 days paid training – chosen by you
A New Year cash bonus just for turning up to work!
Free breakfasts, snacks & drinks all day, every day, plus heavily subsidised lunches
A hugely discounted gym membership at Bolton Arena (may come in handy with all of the free snacks!)
Childcare vouchers to take care of the little people
An enhanced Maternity and Paternity package for those with a new arrival
A cycle to work scheme to keep you trim (without slimming down your pockets!)
Staff discount on ao.com products plus plenty of other staff-only offers
Company pension scheme, with a healthy contribution from us
Our Engage Me programme – we’ll stump up 50% of the cost of any activity you fancy doing, so far we’ve done everything from snowboarding and scuba diving to Spanish lessons and cookery classes!
Four huge team social events each year… because we like to play hard as well as work hard
Make a Difference days – 2 extra days paid leave to spend helping out a charity or worthy cause of your choice