Senior Project Manager


Job Details


UK Hams Hall Multi User - 12732

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive + Car + benefits

Closing Date

20/09/2019 16:00

Role Profile

Are you a highly energetic self-starter who is looking for your next challenge? Do you come from a  background where your focus has been operations, people, and have a pedigree of managing change and transformation, both internal and customer facing?

Wincanton is looking for a Senior Project Manager to work in a fast paced environment on complex, strategic projects and programmes across our diverse business

Location of the role flexible for the right candidate. Travel to different sites will be required.

Key Responsibilities

The role of the Senior Project Manager is to provide the following services and support including:

Project and Programme Management

  • Lead and manage multiple simultaneous projects and programmes from concept through to delivery, using the Wincanton methodology
  • Devise and implement robust plans that facilitate behavioural and cultural change in challenging environments
  • Balance conflicting demands and priorities to achieve objectives that all stakeholders understand, can buy into and engage with
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor the change process
  • Work with Senior Managers and Directors in the production of robust business cases
  • Manage stakeholder communications ensuring that relevant business, operations, IT and HR stakeholders are engaged and that all issues and risks are identified and mitigation tactics prepared
  • Manage the reporting at Steering Groups which will typically involve functional Directors from both Wincanton’s business and the customers’ business
  • Lead the change management element of high profile and strategically important bid responses through defining approach to implementation, establishing the costs of change and timescales to deliver
  • Coach and mentor less experienced colleagues within the Change Management team together with those who form part of change/project teams that you will lead

Change Management PMO

  • Lead and manage the Change Management Project Management Office (PMO) to deliver the agreed strategy and services
  • Develop our PMO capability to deliver high quality, value added PMO services and be the delivery partner for our portfolio of projects and programmes
  • Process Owner for all PMO frameworks and processes, and the continuous improvement of these processes and outputs


  • Lead the Wincanton Ideas Accelerator capability and internal proposition
  • Process Owner for the Group Ideas Accelerator process and continuous improvement of the process
  • Shape and manage group strategic idea campaigns and facilitate selection and communication of ideas and the implemented solutions and benefits
  • Work with Operations and Functional Innovation Leaders to create a community of practice and develop the business capability in internal innovation

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong academic background, ideally with an appropriate degree/qualification
  • Knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools for both large and small scale change efforts
  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio


  • Experience of leading complex organisation-wide change projects and programmes with multiple stakeholders and clients, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal – including developing and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences
  • A challenging and supportive style
  • Ability to effectively engage and influence others, building and maintaining strong relationships – both internally and externally within all levels of the organization
  • Experienced in developing new business capabilities and evolving existing ones to meet new and emerging business needs to become business as usual
  • Flexibility and adaptability with the ability to work in and navigate through ambiguous situations
  • Ability to motivate, lead and manage cross-functional, multi-cultural teams including specialized subject matter experts
  • Intellectual agility, with a high degree of analytical skills, to apply to problem solving and solution generation



About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission is “to make our customers business’s better, every day.”

Our people are at the core of our business and what makes Wincanton great. That’s why we provide significant opportunities for career progress, as well as training enrichment and multi-skilling, in a dynamic working environment.

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Note to recruitment agencies: we prefer to recruit direct, but we do have a Preferred Supplier List for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

Your place in our world

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Senior Project Manager