6 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Assistant Manager, Brand Manager, Project Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location Hatfield, United Kingdom

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We’re Ocado Retail. We’re the people powering Ocado, the UK’s fastest-growing grocer, and Ocado Zoom, our almost-as-fast-growing, same-day grocery service.

As the world’s biggest and best online-only grocer, we work tirelessly to bring more of what matters to our customers: unbeatable range, fair value and effortless convenience.

Our business is a joint venture between Marks & Spencer Group and Ocado Group. It’s a successful combination of award-winning customer service and unrivalled customer data; world-leading technology and logistics from Ocado Group, and unrivalled product development from M&S.

This unique structure enables us to outperform the market, with revenue for the last 12 months of £2.188bn – a galloping 35% year-over-year growth.

We’re an exceptional and mighty bunch of colleagues who are inspired by our three awesome values: Always be curious, Bring your best self and Challenge what's possible. We’re growing fast, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us for the next step of this incredible journey.

Ocado Creative & Branding is an ever-changing, fast-paced creative studio built on agency lines.
Due to Ocado’s strong ongoing growth, we are building a new Creative Operations team, containing four new Delivery Manager roles, each managing a work pod and reporting into a new Creative Operations Lead.

Collectively, you will be responsible for the efficient running of all projects and processes across our large creative department.

As one of the Delivery Managers, you’ll oversee day-to-day workload for a work pod. You won’t line manage the creatives in our pod (our creative leads will do that), but you will scope and schedule projects; build relationships with stakeholders; ensure the correct skillset is assigned to each project; manage project flow and ensure that pod members have everything they need to deliver a stack of high-quality work across multiple channel

You will also be responsible for measuring what matters in your pod, compiling and sharing regular reports on key metrics, using timesheets and other data as required.

Stakeholder liaison and management
You will:
  • Understand business priorities and upcoming workload for your pod.
  • Be a key point of contact for the business on the status and progress of projects in your pod.
  • Show stakeholder management skills, with the ability to confidently manage upwards and positively influence your stakeholders.
  • Build and manage respectful, trusting relationships with internal and external 'customers', ensure that we are meeting their needs, and that they are satisfied with work done.
  • Provide visibility of work progress for your pod, keeping brief owners and other stakeholders informed about any changes to project status.

Forecasting, planning and reporting
You will:
  • Use planning and forecasting tools to organise your pod’s workload and report on time and resource spent on projects.
  • Work with head, leads and producers to assess resource needs for your pod, and act as a point of contact for hiring resource.
  • Capture, manage and track change requests for your pod.
  • Capture, manage and track the flow of work into your pod.
  • Set up full project plans where needed, including objectives, milestones, priorities, team, calendar and nature of deliverables
  • Proactively recognise internal creative needs or project risks.
  • Monitor pod team hours against budget.
  • Champion process improvements that lead to increased productivity and better resource management.
  • Monitor project risk on an ongoing basis, escalate issues as needed.
  • Maintain constant knowledge of current and upcoming projects and business development activities as they relate to resourcing.
  • Monitor day-to-day project activities.
  • Manage utilisation of team members in your pod.
  • Responsible for analysing and managing operational processes for your pod, such as workflow structure and timesheets.
  • Ensure timesheets are completed on time for your pod and use this information to detail the time and cost of projects.
  • Arrange regular meetings with the department head, Creative Operations Lead, and creative leads to discuss current and upcoming work and discuss resource requirements for your pod

Traffic and workflow management
You will:
  • Manage the creative workflow, ensuring the smooth running and timely delivery of projects in your pod.
  • Manage the backlog of work in your pod, working with the Creative Operations Lead to allocate resource according to priority.
  • Manage assigned projects and ensure successful project completion against deadlines.
  • Monitor staffing and resources against assigned projects in order to meet project deadlines and budgets.
  • Keep project status reports up to date.
  • Monitor and manage project constraints for your pod (schedule/scope/resources).
  • Hold regular stand-ups with your pod to ensure that deadlines are communicated and that any potential problems are picked up.
  • Ensure that projects stay on track, are accurately carried through the creative process from concept to final output, and oversee the timely sign-off of all work, including any internal and external deadlines.
Required experience:
  • Demonstrable experience working in ecommerce or a digital-first agency.
  • Demonstrable track record of successful resource and/or project management.
  • Demonstrable experience setting up and maintaining resource booking, collaboration, and resource reporting tools.
  • A sound understanding of how creative and digital content is delivered.

Ocado Retail is a fast-growing business, and change and ambiguity are ever-present. It’s a demanding, fast-paced, fast-changing environment. To thrive, you will also need:
  • Masterful written and verbal communication skills. You must be able to communicate swiftly, clearly and concisely, and have an eagle eye for detail.
  • An endless drive to be proactive. You won’t need to be prompted to streamline production and processes, or to manage risks to project delivery.
  • The ability to be flexible, and remain calm under pressure.

What We Offer You
At Ocado, we value our employees and want to ensure you are rewarded for your contribution through competitive salaries and fantastic benefits.
  • 26 Days Annual Leave
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Income Protection & Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme (with 7% matching)
  • 15% Ocado discount and 20% Marks and Spencer discount
  • Exciting company benefits through Reward Gateway

Equal Opportunity Employer
Ocado Retail Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status

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Skills Required

  • Brand Management
  • Creative
  • Delivery
  • Delivery Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management

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