IT Project Manager


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive plus benefits

Closing Date

26/11/2019 12:14

About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our IT team here at Matalan as a Project Manager!

As an IT PM, you will manage the delivery of small to medium-sized projects which will mainly involve one or two third parties to be delivered by resources in multiple locations and involving changes primarily to single IT systems. Projects will involve the introduction, removal or modification to technical architecture and include elements of business change.

  • Provide sustained project delivery management and assurance across a variety of application and infrastructure projects, including:
  • Setting up the overarching project governance, liaising with all parties to ensure that the defined processes are embedded and adhered to.
  • Driving the planning process to develop high level plans for the whole project, and mid-level and detailed plans for each stage/work stream, identifying activities, tasks and dependencies.
  • Preparing project briefs and other project management documentation.
  • Securing internal and external IT resources required for each project
  • Managing and tracking of progress (across all teams involved) and budget from concept to closure against plan and take action to minimise slippage, reporting regularly to IT and/or business management as appropriate
  • Actively monitoring the governance compliance, and implementing improvements for areas of weakness.
  • The review and approval of project deliverables on behalf of Matalan IT
  • Ensuring the transition and handover of projects into ongoing service and support is facilitated successfully.
  • Formulating the initial budget and the regular re-estimation of forecast outturn and ensure efficient and effective use of capital expenditure whilst protecting time and quality.
  • Responsible for working with the wider IT teams and third parties to ensure that each project is delivered on time and to budget; formulating and managing mitigating actions through to closure of risks and issues with budget
  • Purchase order and invoice administration and reconciliation

About You

  • Significant IT industry experience with suitable project management experience including planning, reporting, budgetary and issue/risk management.
  • Good knowledge of SDLC methodologies (e.g. waterfall and agile)
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience managing IT 3rd party suppliers and partners both on and offshore
  • Strong analysis and decision-making skills with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Keep up to date with the latest project management tools and trends to help drive innovation and efficiency within the internal IT project management team.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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