Project Manager / Change Manager - Automotive Logistics Leader

£50,000 per annum
02 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager / Change Manager - Automotive Logistics Leader
c£50,000 + bonus + car + benefits

Are you ready to join Europe’s largest Vehicle Remarketing Company?

We have been bringing together buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, we were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget run-arounds to exotic imports.

At our first auction we sold 14 cars and generated proceeds of £2,300; today we sell more than one million vehicles annually and are Europe’s largest vehicle re-marketing company.

We are the logistics division of the UK’s number one provider of vehicle remarketing logistics services for the automotive sector.

We offer a full range of services and solutions to support our customers through the whole process of vehicle inspections, collection and deliveries, vehicle demonstrations and refurbishment. From a single vehicle movement to a complete fleet located nationwide - we have it covered.

The Project / Change Manager Opportunity:

Reporting to the Operations Director you will be responsible for the management, delivery and implementation of variety of projects that are intrinsically linked to the logistics operation.
Within the role you will work alongside both the day to day operational team & key operational stakeholders & also provide project statues updates to the Senior Management team

Key Responsibilities:

+ Create a robust project delivery structure including accountability, transparency & financial control
+ Produce detailed business cases which support future projects and ultimately gain business sign off.
+ Create & maintain a realistic and achievable project delivery roadmap identifying resource required and assigning accountability
+ Effectively coordinate and communicate with project teams, key stakeholders and business support functions to ensure projects remain with scope, timelines & budget.
+ Effective management of key external suppliers supporting all project delivery
+ Produce & publish project updates, providing detailed commentary on all aspects of the projects including deliverables vs. plan
+ Ensure we have a robust project implementation plan and guidelines
+ Along with company support functions develop, manage and deliver a robust/agile User Acceptance Testing environment (UAT)
+ Working with operations and key stakeholders develop an effective project handover and sign off process, including training
+ Work closely with finance to ensure that projects are from the outset realistically & fully costed and ensuring they remain within budget. (CAPEX & OPEX)
+ Ensure that we have the capability of measuring the success of delivered projects once live, this includes developing reporting methods to ensure we achieve the identified business case benefits
+ Where required liaise with Group IT and identify input required to support project delivery

Required Skills & Abilities:

+ Strong Management & Leadership qualities
+ Exceptional communication & listening skills
+ Highly motivated with passion; desire & enthusiasm to achieve results and excellent service through an engaged management style
+ In-depth understanding of project management methods to develop the method and procedures appropriate for each project
+ Ability to drive change whilst achieving operational excellence
+ Proactive approach with a 'can do’ attitude
+ Confident & effective negotiator
+ Strong organisational skills with a detailed approach
+ Strong financial experience; understanding of project costing and associated financial impact
+ Organised; highly efficient; dedicated & ambitious
+ Innovative thinker; identifying new opportunities that enhance the business service offering
+ Ability to build & maintain effective working relationships
+ Excellent project management & time management
+ Computer Literate….Word, Exel, MS Project, Visio etc…..


+ Minimum of 5 years continuous experience at a Project Manager level
+ Project manager certification such as Prince2

Additional Information:

+ Full UK driving license

+ Company Car and Fuel Card
+ Pension; Stakeholder maximum 1% Employer contribution
+ Holidays; 25 days plus bank holidays
+ Other benefits such as health etc. Private medical. Childcare vouchers
+ Career progression opportunities

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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