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Project Manager - 14 Month FTC Hybrid - 3 days WFH / 2 days on site £35,000 - £40,000 Based in Devon Looking to start ASAP The Project Management role is responsible for supporting the delivery of the portfolio of projects enabling business change. Supporting Project Owners through EJ’s PMG (Portfolio Management Group) process and ensuring teams adhere to the IIM (Innovation & Initiative Management) process. This role interfaces extensively with Commercial (Sales & Marketing), Finance, R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Legal and all functions within Supply Chain to deliver projects within the specified time, cost and quality parameters. The Project Manager will lead key processes such as the PMG project gateway process. The Project Manager role reports to the PMO Manager. How you will contribute Project management Identify and engage cross functional representatives forming a team to deliver the project brief. Manage project team meetings. Challenge and inspire project teams to maximise efficient project delivery. Hold all levels of project team to account, specifically on timings and costs. Project Planning Facilitate the definition of project scopes, goals, tasks and resource (people and cost) requirements. Deliver the agreed projects in full accordance to the PMG & IIM processes. Communication & Reporting (specific projects) Lead communication on all project matters with clear stakeholder management. Maintain project documentation and reporting to communicate clear status of projects. Maintain quality communication with PMG stakeholders. Ensure that suitable risk assessment and contingency planning takes place, is communicated and agreed upon by stakeholders. Ensure that the contingency plan is acted upon if necessary to keep the project on track, accelerate or stop the project if the business need exists. Process Ensure that project scopes and timing take into consideration minimizing waste (raw, pack write-offs) and unwanted complexity (utilizing existing asset platforms, SKU proliferation) to the business system. Ensure full Supply Chain visibility through the PMG & IIM Process and work within guidelines of best practice project management process using available tools Enable best practice sharing by ensuring all projects are properly closed and key learnings are documented and preparing project evaluations when required Initiate the finished goods Master data setup and communicate completed information to all stakeholders so all systems can be properly set up to produce, ship, sell and invoice our products. Manage the traded unit (non-regulated) graphic process ensuring compliance with all policies and communicate completed information to all stakeholders. Ensure correct Product Labelling Specifications (PLS) handling, D2P process coordination and Co packing handling What you will bring Proven experience in project management methodology Excellent communication skills and able to drive effective discussions with project resources from tactical execution level up to steering committee members Excellent project planning and proactiveness in identifying risks and mitigations and managing strict timelines Strong focus on cost, schedule and quality of project delivery Knowledge of relevant business processes and related technology solutions Stakeholder management and ability to influence positively in decision making Proven ability in building effective teams across internal and external partners Strong conceptual and analytic skills – enjoys problem solving More about this role What you need to know about this position: This is a 14 month maternity cover Work schedule: 100%, flexible working and hybrid working is available The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model