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People Team Project Manager (Mat Cover)

Job reference: 002387

Closing date: 19/12/2018

Salary: Up to £50000 DOE + Excellent Benefits

Department: People Team

Hours per week: 36,17

Are you able to demonstrate the credibility and the gravitas needed to succeed in a pacey, customer-obsessed commercial environment? Can you display the resilience, adaptability and determination to deliver an exciting People Programme?

We are continually focused on providing a world class people service to our 2300 colleagues. If you would like to join this journey, we are looking for HR Project Manager (Mat Cover) to help us to shape the ultimate digital experience for our colleagues! You will help us deliver our programme of activities delivering technology, organisational and cultural changes across the business. Whilst we continually strive to improve our digital offering, you will also aim to improve our talent, reward and engagement strategies with the rest of the team. This role initially a 9 months maternity cover with a possible extension up to 12 months.

What you will be doing as HR Project Manager:

  • Implement the people project plan ensuring key milestones, goals and metrics are identified and delivered, whilst collaborating with the stakeholders and internal customers
  • Working alongside and engaging with a range of stakeholders including Chief People Officer, Head of People, People Business Partners, Talent, Reward, Colleague Experience teams as well as functional experts across Finance, IT, Procurement and the wider Business.
  • Manage all aspects of the People System project, including project planning, execution, timing, quality, cost and early identification of potential issues and risks ensuring stakeholders are kept informed.
  • Applying structured change management approach and methodologies, supporting the business move to the new ways of working seamlessly 
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of people systems and practices and ensuring all new legislation implication is considered, i.e. FCA, GDPR
  • Working with procurement and project leads to understand the market and manage feasibility studies into HR system solutions


The experience and skills you will need:

  • Understanding and experience of project management and methodologies (internally and externally), including agile principles
  • Experience of managing and leading people change and business transformation.
  • Experience of HR software project implementation
  • Organised and proactive in planning ahead even if working with ambiguity, anticipating risks even if outside core remit, focusing on the right priorities demonstrating our values
  • Strong stakeholder management, budget management and an understanding of procurement processes.
  • A blend of best practice HR knowledge, including but not exclusive to Reward, L&D, Resourcing, Talent & OD, ER & Policy
  • Experience working in an FCA environment preferred but not essential 
  • Confident with internal systems and able to use them to communicate effectively, interpret and analyse data


In return for your hard-work and commitment

  • Competitive salary up to 50K DOE with excellent benefits
  • Amazing colleagues to share the journey with
  • Opportunity work with inspiring board level management team
  • Lovely northern quarter offices in the heart of Manchester
  • Great perks as part of working for N Brown


About N Brown

Whilst the world, in particular technology, has changed beyond all recognition since N Brown started trading over 150 years ago, what has kept us relevant and positioned us as #2 on Prolific North’s Top 100 e-Commerce companies, is our ability to reinvent and transform ourselves, adapting and predicting our customers preferences and evolving the vibrant and dynamic people first culture we have today. Our vision is simple – to become the globally loved experts in fashion that fits, helping customers look and feel amazing! – Something that is synonymous with our brands, JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be.

With retail continuing to be one of the most disrupted industries through the rise of mobile devices, IoT and changing shopping habits, where better to expand your career and test your innovation than as part of a company that has a proven heritage of transformation spanning across three different centuries!


The closing date for this job has now passed.