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£Negotiable (Depending on Experience)

Project Manager - Signage & Large Format Graphics (Ref: SC3153)



£Negotiable (Depending on Experience)

25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays (after 5 years goes up to 30 days) + Cycle to work scheme + Company Pension

Hours of Work: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Our client is one of the leading signs and Large format graphics companies in the UK. They are currently looking for a Project Manager to strengthen their team. This is a great place to work, they are flexible, and family orientated with lots of opportunities for career progression.

Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • To be responsible and accountable for the performance of project delivery through all aspects of production, installation, and sales support.
  • To assist the manufacturing cycle ensuring that customer delivery and quality expectations are achieved across all activities, whilst maximizing commercial opportunity.
  • To drive, report and discuss with the Contracts Manager any progress, project milestones/ issues/ resolutions and service success enabling sales to develop further opportunities.
  • Communicate project expectations and responsibilities to all team members and act as the key decision maker for the day-to-day operational performance of project delivery.
  • Manage project risk in line with key stakeholders.
  • Manage and document project variations/ specification change throughout the life cycle of a project (change control).
  • Drive to improve the overall performance of your project delivery in terms of delivery timelines and revenue.
  • Explain any variances to expected performance and suggest solutions to causes of performance variation (including cost variations).
  • Supervise the Project Plan to ensure timelines are achieved and that all parties internal and external are fully informed of progress.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is completed at each stage either directly or indirectly.
  • Offer practical advice on project enquiries to sales, estimating or the client as required.
  • Contribute to continuous improvements in the key aspects of manufacturing and project performance.
  • Understand the manufacturing schedule.
  • Implement on an ongoing basis the adoption of best working practices and operational methods to maintain process efficiency and competitiveness.
  • Co-ordinate and lead project meetings recording actions/ details accordingly.
  • Promote a team working ethic by example.

Initial Objectives:

  • Use the appropriate company tools and processes required to manage projects effectively
  • Support the Contracts Manager by outlining known project risks.
  • Be commercially aware and contribute to the input and monitoring of project budgets.
  • In conjunction with the Contracts Manager define a statement of works outlining key project information and internal/ external project responsibilities.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Maintenance of customer satisfaction levels.
  • Assist with the reduction of NC & CC levels (contribute to investigations and implementation of preventative actions.)
  • Establish and maintain effective project handover and wash-ups, including project analysis to check budget, spec, and timing adherence.
  • Accurate Project Management forecasting.
  • Timely and accurate invoicing.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a service delivery / manufacturing environment.
  • People management skills.
  • Communication/ briefing skills.
  • Team building and Leadership skills
  • Awareness of current SHE legislation/ standards.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Numerical/ Verbal reasoning skills.
  • Analytical thinker
  • Balanced
  • Self-control
  • Tenacity
  • Rational Persuasion

Educational and Professional:

  • Appropriate technical and manufacturing experience for the role being carried out.
  • Maths and English to GCSE level or equivalent
  • PC Literate (Excel)
  • PRINCE2 (advantageous)