Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for a fresh challenge?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
You will be working at one of our sites on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex. Our offices are modern and open plan so there's great team camaraderie.
We are one of the largest employers in the area, employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we are growing!
So, it's an exciting time to join us, make your mark and be a proud part of our onward journey.
A day in the life of a Natures Way Foods Project Manager:
We make delicious salad meals, fruit pots, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls across our 4 manufacturing sites. Our products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & popular restaurant chains, consumed by millions of customers in the UK. So, you may well have eaten something made by us!
As an important member of our newly formed Project Management team you will be managing multiple and complex projects as well as mentoring a direct report.
We have a 7 stage Development Process that you will track and project manage, ensuring that all stakeholders are on track and accountable for their area.
You will use your expert project management skills and natural attention to detail to ensure that projects stay within budget, meet deadlines and ensure that key KPIs are met.
Although this role requires you to have excellent attention to detail and amazing organisational skills, you will also need to be a confident communicator with the ability to successfully lead cross functional meetings with teams across the business.
Travel is a requirement of the role and can be as much as once per week to a client site - client sites are situated throughout the UK and will mainly be day trips however the odd overnight stay may be required on occasion.
This is a busy role with lots of multitasking of multiple projects so if you get satisfaction from a changing workload, meeting deadlines, having responsibility but also working as a team to get things achieved, then you would be a great fit for our Project Management team.
Role type: Permanent
Hours: Admin hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, 1 hour for lunch. Some flexibility will be required in this role at times due to project timeframes / travel on occasion.
This role is all about your excellent Project Management skills! Ideally you will have Project Management experience within an SME company to have gained the breadth and level of responsibility required to enable you to be successful in this role.
Natural resilience when things change or don't go to plan and a desire to ensure projects are managed on time and in budget.
A Project Administrator will report to you and support you so previous managerial experience is essential to help shape and support their career journey.
You will need to have a formal Project Management qualification and training for example PRINCE2, PMQ, Agile.
Good IT skills are a must, including Microsoft Office and MS Project.
Although this is a fast-paced role with plenty of responsibility, a good sense of humour is always welcome!
Your journey with us…
Our Project Management team is important as without our dedicated Project Managers, our new products wouldn't make it onto Supermarket shelves or into restaurants on time and in budget.
There's plenty of training opportunities and you'll be able to undertake internal and external training courses to build your skillset from soft skills to professional training in your area of expertise.
You will be spoilt for choice with future career development opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to continue climbing the ladder in the Project Management team or want to be the best in your area of knowledge, we will help make your career ambitions a reality.
We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:
- A competitive salary.
- Company performance bonus.
- Laptop and mobile phone.
- Company pension.
- 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays.
- Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
- Discounted gym membership.
- 1 day company paid volunteering day.
- Life Assurance policy.
- Plenty of development and training opportunities.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
- Free parking available across all sites.
- Relocation packages available.
We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!
As a private label food manufacturer, our products are sold in Retailers (including - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi) and Foodservice businesses (including McDonald's, Pret and Itsu).
Our 4 manufacturing sites are centres of excellence and have grown significantly since 1994. Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, employing over 1,200 talented individuals that all have a part to play in our success story.
We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects such as Field to Fork and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.
If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!
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