Interim Project Manager

Closing date
19 Dec 2020

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Food Manufacturing
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Interim Project Manager

6 month fixed term employment

Immediate Start

Ashbury Labelling are looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage the transition of the technical compliance service for a major UK retailer from their current TSP (technical service provider) to Ashbury

The retailer outsources all its own brand product compliance management to a third party and this service will move to Ashbury from March 2021.  As TSP, Ashbury will be responsible for all technical and regulatory compliance of all the retailers’ own brand information.

Whilst the project has already been initiated, you will be responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, and closing the project successfully.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing the project’s scope and goals
  • Planning and scheduling project timelines
  • Coordinating project resource and team members (TUPE may apply)
  • Quality assurance
  • Carrying out risk assessment
  • Managing project administration, including all documentation
  • Meeting budgetary objectives
  • Reporting regularly to senior management
  • Communication with all stakeholders
  • Managing client relationships
  • Tracking project performance
  • Project evaluations and results measurement

The successful candidate will have:

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Strong communication
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • IT skills
  • Full, clean driving license
  • Knowledge of a typical food retailers own product development process
  • Understanding of the general requirements of food law, labelling and product management in relation to the concept of due diligence defence and what systems a retailer needs to put into operation
  • Ideally, experience of working in a retailer environment and delivering a product from concept to launch including responsibility for the technical and regulatory aspects including specifications


Location of the role

The role will be home-based but with some travel to the retailer HQ on a regular basis potentially required and occasional travel to meet Ashbury stakeholders. All subject to Lockdown rules.


The Ashbury Mission Statement: Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler

The ‘Ashbury Way’ of working: has set us apart from the start. It helps us deliver on our promise of providing ‘Right First Time’ information and it remains the foundation to our continued success

Creating trust: consumers must be able to trust product information, in order to trust a brand. When our clients choose to work with us, they are trusting us with the reputation and the future of their brands

By providing expertise: we are a highly versatile team of experts with a unique blend of manufacturing, retail, enforcement and commercial experience. Our clients rely on us to know every angle of the international product information sector, inside out

Through collaboration: our clients trust our expertise and choose to work with us as collaborative partners, to help them build successful brands. We work side by side with our clients to interpret and apply legal guidelines, enabling them to launch innovative products at pace


Our Teams are the physical face and representation of our Values to our customers; you are:

Welcoming: friendly, approachable and open to new ideas

Positive: create a positive experience for our people and our clients

Confident: act with integrity from a strong foundation of expertise

Simple: remove complexity and bring clarity

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