Job Title: Project Manager

Salary: £40k to £45k pa plus Car

Location: UK Wide

Reference: J1905

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, Management, All Locations, DM & TM

This role is a lead role taking responsibility for the delivery of the project from inception to service commencement. Working as part of the transition team to deliver a variety of projects. The primary focus will be on project managing small and large scale print and related service, and digital mailrooms or large scanning opportunities. The role will also involve being part of the sales process on large bids.

Key Tasks:

o Engagement on large bids at sales stage to support the sales team to provide transition documents and plans. This will include the face to face discussions and meetings with clients and their employees.

o Delivery of projects;

o from pre-contract award including project plans, specifications, roadmaps. The Project manager must be confident in presenting information in a simple way to achieve an outcome.
o Establishing project governance with a customer and supporting documentation e.g. PIDS, test strategies etc
o understanding and questioning briefs and SOWs to map key deliveries, milestones etc in plans. This includes documenting and collating information and gaining client approvals
o creating high level and detailed plans by consulting with internal and external specialists, clients etc and reporting against this plan
o active management of the delivery of documented solutions ensuring different contributions are coordinated and mapped to ensure the outcome e.g. Operations, Development and third parties- BT, IT, Software suppliers etc
o project planning and resource shortfall analysis across multiple departments
o support/drive testing development, scripts, performance of testing to ensure delivery of working solutions
o operational readiness management to go live working with Operations and the client with a balance of risk against revenue
o risk management
o change management

o Identify new areas for improvement for delivery/ solutions in – lessons learnt

o Support on face to face client meetings as required including supporting: data gathering & writing documents for requirements, solutions, service agreements, training material and service levels

o Managing the customer to the delivery of a working service to budget and in timescales. This includes management of customers who may not have the same level of project and planning skills, striking a workable balance and recognising when to escalate issues / slippage.

o Other ad hoc work as required, the role must be flexible and there are no duties that a PM should not be willing to undertake to support the team

o Requires the ability to understand the commercial impact of requirements, risks and changes on the business model

The probation period is 6 months, during which the candidate will be continually assessed on the basis of the agreed objectives. Once satisfactorily completed 12 monthly objectives will be set in line with all other employees.

Person Profile

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

o Demonstrable track record of delivering results on projects

o Experience with working across different clients and different business sectors

o Self-starter able to work under own initiative

o Able to work outside of the ‘normal’ project management job role to achieve results – this is an ownership role that requires understanding the business not just reporting.

o Able to facilitate the client and own organisation in prompt decision making focussing on the risks, dependencies and preferred outcomes

o Open and honest manner, clearly communicate concerns and deal with conflict focussing on achieving the desired outcomes

o Comfortable working on solutions and adding an objective review of concepts and designs

o Ability to write client facing documents, requirements, training and key stakeholder presentations

o Willingness to travel widely (nationwide) as required to support the business needs including overnight stays in hotels

Other information

The candidate will need to show the ability to work under their own management and initiative and work across functions with Operations, Development, Sales and Management etc. The candidate will ideally have a general understanding of IT including databases, SQL, tables etc. The role will require extensive travel throughout the UK.


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson –

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson –

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young –

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson –

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.

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