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Strategic Project Manager


GB Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  OKDo
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Working from home

Employment Type : Remote


About the role


The scope of the role is global and will be responsible for delivering change and related business outcomes across multiple business functions and geographies.


The Strategic Project Manager is responsible for the successful management of global, multiple medium to large, complex, multi-phased projects by leading cross-functional teams to define, scope, plan, execute and deliver exceptional business value and benefits on time and within budget.


What we are looking for


  • Responsible for the end-to-end management (planning, delivery, monitoring, control and closure) of projects with focus on business change and benefits realisation.
  • Provide leadership to, and facilitate the work of, cross-functional project teams. Ensure team members remain motivated and committed to the project objectives whilst balancing the demands of any Business As Usual (BAU) commitments.
  • Translate the approved Project Definition & Scope into a workable plan with an agreed budget and accountable for managing the project budget throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Agree the appropriate governance approach and ensure it is applied to the project. Plan and schedule quality reviews, ensuring the relevant people attend, project deliverables are produced on time to the required standard, and any corrective actions addressed.
  • Produce a Resource Plan and work with the appropriate Resource Managers to implement.
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely updates into the project portfolio.
  • Where required, facilitate making trade off decisions within the project between scope, time, cost and quality. Ensure any significant changes are subject to the change control process.
  • Engage fully across the Portfolio to ensure its overall success and the commercial goals are being achieved – provide regular project updates, escalate issues and concerns.
  • Identify and manage inter-project dependencies, ensuring visibility, with plans to resolve, and managed through with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure all risks and issues are collected, analysed, and where necessary mitigated or escalated.
  • Engage fully with the relevant project Sponsor and Business Owner. Influence and manage stakeholder expectations by monitoring progress against the plan and issuing regular communications, escalating problems and issues that impact scope, time, cost, quality and benefits in a timely manner
  • Manage external delivery partners and contractors when required.
  • Agree and implement vendor engagement plans with the Indirect Procurement team, ensuring compliance with Group purchasing policies
  • Contribute to the Strategic Change Centre of Excellence by providing coaching and support to staff external to the team in Project Management skills & techniques


Key opportunities for growth in this role


Opportunities for growth and career development include the programme management and strategic project management roles within the Markets and Functions to develop breadth of knowledge and experience of delivery in different environments.


Coaching and support of PMO Admin colleague to develop project management skills and awareness will demonstrate management capability and attributes to support growth.




  • Certified Project Management qualifications e.g. APM, Prince2, Agile
  • Certified change management qualifications e.g. PROSCI (desirable)
  • Proven Project Management experience leading and managing multiple projects and stakeholders with a track record of delivering business change to achieve outcomes and benefits
  • Experience of working in the relevant business environment (Digital, Supply Chain, Distribution, Finance, Infrastructure)
  • Hands-on delivery experience, understands why organisations use Agile/waterfall/hybrid practices as well how to use them
  • Strong team facilitation skills - able to manage and motivate people at all levels in the organisation
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels of the Business and to various stakeholder groups, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to challenge constructively, build credibility and work with integrity at all levels within the organisation


We are OKdo


OKdo is a unique global tech company, part of the RS Group Plc. It is an omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. Our business has operations in three geographical regions – the Americas, EMEA and APAC, supported by global organisations for supply chain, corporate functions, marketing, and product & supplier management.


What We Offer?


Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at OKdo. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:


  • Car allowance/ Company car
  • Annual bonus – upto 30%
  • Bupa Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your 27 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Generous, market-leading pension; 10.5% RS contribution.


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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