Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager

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    General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £25000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, Life Insurance, Holiday, Attendance Bonus

  • Contact:

    Chris Jones

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Junior Project Manager
Redditch (Birmingham)
Circa 25k  Hours of Work:  8.00am-4.00pm/9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week/40 minutes per day paid break) 30 days holiday total including statutory days, Pension, Life Insurance, Attendance Bonus Leave Reward (up to 4 days per year)

An exciting opportunity to join the Project Management team of a successful FMCG manufacturing business based in Redditch. This role comes at a time when they are the busiest they have pretty much ever been and have a number of exciting products in development. The purpose of the Project Manager’s role is to actively support both new product introduction and existing product introduction projects  effectively  from handover to launch.  Working closely with  the  NPI  Manager  and  EPI  Manager within  the business and will be responsible for the handling of key product data within internal systems and the active communication of timings  and project  status  with  both  internal  and  external  stakeholders,  providing  the direction  and  momentum  each new product launch and change requires.

This role suits someone who has been working around manufacturing, specifically in a projects team as a Coordinator, or Junior PM where they are potentially working with the introduction of new products or being involved in the management of existing ones. This role would suit someone looking to continue their journey into a full fledged Project Managers role overseeing projects on behalf of the business, the opportunity for growth and development is certainly there in this position.


Project Handovers
  • Support all project handovers by reviewing product specifications and following up with team  members to capture all key project related data.
  • Build formal project timelines unique to each launch or change, using MS Project to accurately capture actions, decisions and milestones per product launch. Focus on and demonstrate a clear sequence of events to achieve successful product launches, setting overall stakeholder expectation.
  • Whilst launches follow a typical sequence of events, note that there is no fixed template to work by, and so ensure that any
  • development, artwork, material lead times, production, shipping and product launch stages are clearly demonstrated.
  • Consider product validation and regulatory requirements as part of the project workflow and overall timings.
  • As the Project Manager, follow each launch and transition carefully, managing the communication of timings and actions with all stakeholders.
  • As projects  evolve, capture  and communicate  any changes from  the  original  brief,  particularly  if  project  direction  and
  • commercial agreements are at risk. Ensure any new plans are clearly defined and understood.
Project Meetings
  • The Project Manager will support both the NPI and EPI Manager through clear customer engagement, taking part in all customer project calls, with a view to increase understanding of customer specific requirements. Where relevant you must seek clear and concise criteria for inclusion in the master timeline.
  • As Project Manager, be an active participant and be the first to act.  It is expected that all project movement and direction come from the projects team, so be engaged throughout the process.
  • Where appropriate lead internal and external meetings and  manage the various forms of communication through clearly documented actions and follow ups.
  • Take full accountability for the coordination of the project from kick-off and throughout its duration.
Teamwork  & Support
  • Be on active support duty for all live projects,  delivering a fresh approach to the existing  processes, and offering new ways of working where efficiencies can be improved.
  • Work closely with the different Product Manager’s within the business, sharing all deadline dates, material compositions, supplier details and changes  as they become available.
  • Arrange pre- or post-production material or sample requirements as part of the customer sign-off to proceed, requesting this information in a timely manner and communicate these needs to internal stakeholders to action.
  • Coordinate  internal  pre-production  meetings,  formally handing over the manufacture of the product to the Cl  Team. Raise any key watch-outs and  review the product footprint in detail along with the final manufacturing specification.
Product Set-up & Systems
  • At project  handover,  consider that there  may be unknown  product data for project set-up  and that these  require follow-up to maintain  project timings, e.g., artwork cutter guides, pallet plans, customer codes, component specifications, etc.
  • You will  manage the system  set-up  within  Agile  PLM  and JDE  using the formal handover  document  'Product  Set-up  Form'
  • (PSF).  You  will  create  and  activate  finished  good  and  component  part  numbers  to share  with  stakeholders.  You will also consider any generic components undergoing transition.
  • Transfer any project decision  updates (transitions, materials, suppliers, etc) via Agile to ensure the system reflects the latest product information. This is the tool to accurately capture changes and costs to the  Bill of Materials (BOM) components.
  • As part of your relationship with the wider Operations team,  you  will communicate the  final  product specification via a Manufacturing  Specification  document,  whereby the project will  be formally handed  over to the Continuous  Improvement team.
  • Carry out product content checks as part of the Agile PLM document approval process, to ensure that the product as sold by the sales team and agreed with the customer is reflected  in the internal systems.

Qualifications/Personal Qualities

4-5 years  relevant  experience,  post  qualifications  (A-Levels  or  Degree)  but  not  necessarily  qualifications  in  Project Management.
Ability to work with accuracy and a good level of numeric and literacy skills.
A good knowledge  of IT including Word,  Project & Excel.
Attention to detail is a  key requirement of this role
Experience of working with customer is preferred.
Travel may be required.


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