Business Project Manager

Location Newton-le-Willows
Discipline: PMO
Job type: Fixed-Term
Job ref: 002842
Published: 8 days ago

We're Nichols plc - the home of Vimto, and there is no other business quite like ours! We think this is a special place to work, even if we do say so ourselves! For example, our last survey found 97% of our employees feel we really care about their health and wellbeing, and the same number think we have open and honest communication at all levels.


We have been making life taste better since 1908. At the heart of everything is our rich family heritage, an unrelenting ambition to keep innovating, & a true pride in who we are. It is our team of talented people that make us. We are actively looking for difference & we are working hard to make sure all our practices are inclusive.


Job Purpose: 


We're looking for a Project Manager to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract.


The purpose of this role is to enable successful project delivery through planning, organising and managing projects to ensure delivery on time, on budget and within scope – working with the Nichols PMO Process Framework.


Your role will include: 

  • Responsibility for the day to day management of Programme/Project Cost, Quality and Time.
  • Developing detailed project plans - including the schedule, budget, duties of each team members (RASCI), identifying project goals, identifying project dependencies, capturing project risks and setting a timeline for each project.
  • Embedding PMO Process within Nichols using PMO project toolkit.
  • Stakeholder management of Programme/Project Steerco – a. Maintaining an overview of all assigned projects and communicating status b. Holding programme / project reviews in line with project timing and process requirements
  • Managing cross functional project teams – Arranging and running project meetings to review project status and agree next steps, ensuring project requirements are met.
  • Monitoring Programme/ Project Progress – closely monitoring each project to ensure that projects remain on track, meet deadlines, stay within budget, raise and mitigate risks and develop according to plan.
  • Programme / Project Reporting – Reporting on the progress of the programme/project against agreed objectives.
  • Programme / Project Comms – Ensuring that stakeholders are identified, engaged and a comms plan agreed.
  • Programme / Project Change Management Plan – Identifying change management requirements and creation of Change Management Plan as part of Programme/Project deliverables.

You will have the following experience: 

  • Leading and delivering complex strategic programmes and projects
  • Working in cross functional teams
  • Working in customer facing role
  • Working with targets – time/ cost and benefits
  • Experience with soft drinks production - Desirable

Your knowledge and skills include: 

  • Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Process Capture – Visio / PowerPoint
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Project Management Tools – MS Project etc
  • Project Manager Methodologies – INC. Critical Paths / RACI/ RAID/WBS/ MoSCoW etc
  • Stakeholder Management

Benefits of working at Vimto: 


No matter where you work in our business you will be entitled to the following, and these are just some of the benefits of working @Vimto;

  • 25 days holiday (with opportunity to buy extra every year)
  • Car allowance
  • Private medical cover
  • Your birthday off work
  • 1 day a year off work to volunteer in the community (you choose when and where)
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Annual Bonus
  • Save as you Earn Share Scheme

Join us and #findyourdifferent


While our people tell us Nichols plc is a great place to work, we know we can do more. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are learning what this means every day.


We are striving to ensure we are building more diverse teams, we are at our best when we bring together our different life experiences, ways of thinking and individuality.


Any job offer is subject to an individual’s Right to Work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas.