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Operations Development Manager

Operations Development Manager

Our Operations Development team within the wider Central Operations function has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Development Manager to join them, based in our Milton Keynes store support centre (MK9 2NW).

We have both a permanent role and a 12-month secondment available, please specify when asked on the application form which you would like to be considered for.

You will be reporting in to the Operations Development Manager and will work on and lead a variety of projects across the retail estate that will focus on enhancing the proposition for customers and improving the operation.

This is such an exciting time for the business and this role will be at the forefront of some very exciting, market leading projects.

About the role:

As an Operations Development Manager you will run large projects end-to-end, identifying a need for change, scoping the project, working with stakeholders to define, trial and ultimately roll out solutions. You will not only have excellent Project Management skills, but be able to solve problems and have the drive and resilience to work with others to deliver the projects on time and on budget.

You have proven ability to lead cross functional teams, and work with and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation striking the right balance between driving the project and taking people with you, exhibiting our values and agilities.

Your focus will be on the Retail Operations plan, leading improvements across the retail and fulfilment operations for Sainsbury’s Argos and you will be at the centre of our integration journey as we bring the businesses closer together for customers and colleagues.

You will also stay close to developments in the market which either open up opportunities to improve the business and customer experience or pose a threat to our competitive advantage that we need to respond to.

About you

You will have experience in preferably a retail project environment / consultancy

You will have developed robust project management skills to be aware of all projects and their status at all times

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills are very important to ensure that all parties and stakeholders involved are fully aware of project status

Your strong numerical ability will ensure the business takes robust data-driven decisions

You will have a change mind set so you can drive process and customer improvements through stores

You can cope under pressure - high agility is essential in this role.

You are able to manage, influence and motivate teams assigned to the project are key to project success

The benefit

You will receive a competitive salary together with the usual company benefits which will include holiday; share save scheme; discretionary annual bonus; health benefit; discounts across Argos, Habitat and Sainsbury’s and a generous company pension scheme.

In addition, we can offer you the opportunity to work with an exciting and professional team and as long you are willing we will invest in your potential and develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

About Sainsbury’s Argos

Argos is synonymous with the British high street with over 850 stores in the UK and Ireland. It is now also a leading multi-channel retailer with over 900million website visits last year and now over 6 million app downloads and generates in excess £2billion in sales through its online channels alone. Recently Argos joined with the J Sainsbury’s group meaning that there are many exciting times ahead and the career development opportunities that we can offer are unparalleled.

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