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Project Manager

In a nutshell

You’ll be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of one or more projects on the Sainsbury’s Bank Argos Financial Services (SBAFS) change portfolio, through working collaboratively with other Technology colleagues, project stakeholders including those in the wider Sainsbury’s Group, and third-party suppliers.

This roles can be based from our Milton Keynes or Widnes offices.

What success looks like?

You’ll drive the successful delivery of the change portfolio, producing outcomes that provide value to our customers.

What you’ll be doing

Working collaboratively with project stakeholders to effectively shape, mobilise and deliver project outcomes to agreed budget.
Assigning tasks to project team members. You may have direct line management responsibility for several team members.
Leading and inspiring high-performing, cross-functional & multi-skilled change delivery teams to successfully deliver customer value.
Defining and managing project resource requirements.
Managing project budgets (currently up to £500k, but potential in large strategic projects to be greater), ensuring risks and opportunities are communicated to the Project Sponsor and Steering Groups.
Managing the risk profile of the project utilising established risk, issue, assumption and dependency management techniques.
Managing the successful transition of change into BAU, ensuring the risk profile is understood and agreed by relevant stakeholders.
Leveraging agile delivery techniques to accelerate change velocity and quality, ensuring customer value is delivered often and early.
Developing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders within Sainsbury’s Group and third-party suppliers.
Supporting the continuous improvement of change delivery within SBAFS through retrospectives, post-implementation reviews and knowledge sharing.

What you need to know and show

You must be able to challenge colleagues in a collaborative and constructive manner, have the courage to pose questions to ensure the right, fact-based decisions are always made. You must be able to represent and understand the perspective of internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent relationship management skills, including a proven ability to influence at a Senior Management level across a diverse group.
Demonstrate experience in negotiating trade-offs between stakeholders, to achieve a minimum viable proposition.

Experience leading the end-to-end delivery of change projects combining both IT and business change components.
Demonstrate a strong record of a self-starter approach to change.
Experienced in Agile methods (SCRUM, SAFe etc.) and waterfall hybrid environments.
Experience working with third-party suppliers in a primarily outsourced environment.
Your leadership style should be enabling, empowering and authentic.

Our benefits

In addition to the all- important competitive salary, pension & bonus offering, we totally get that life outside work is important to us all. So, we want to shout out some of our other great benefits…

We offer flexible working to help you achieve a good work/life balance
Opportunity to buy extra holidays is on the table
Discounts on your weekly shop, buying a laptop or sofa? We’ve got it covered through your Sainsburys, Argos and Habitat store discount card
Cycle to work scheme and great coffee and cake!

A little about us & our culture

As digital technology drives the financial services landscape we want to be at the cutting edge of this technology, offering award winning innovative digital products to our customers.

Technology is where we see our growth therefore we need innovators to join us and drive the next phase of our evolution.

We’re a friendly bunch who collectively share a passion to make our customers’ financial lives easier. As part of the wider Sainsbury’s Argos Group, being one of the UK’s most trusted brands, it brings our colleagues a wealth of opportunities to fulfil their potential.

Here, you can be part of something bigger and help to create a new approach that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do.

As this role involves working within a regulated environment any offer will be subject to satisfactory background checks including criminal record check, credit check, fraud check and employment references.

We know that candidates may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. While we can’t always accommodate every flexible working request, we do support part-time and job share roles so are happy to be asked how we can work around your availability. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not apply and see how it goes?

Here we’re a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site –

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