Senior Project Manager - Strategic Projects

  • Costa Coffee
  • Dunstable LU5, UK
  • 19/08/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Costa Coffee – Senior Project Manager – Strategic Projects

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within Strategy & Planning, to support the Head of Strategy and Planning in driving forward the key strategic projects across the UK&I in order to execute the growth strategy for Costa UK&I market.

You’ll take strategic projects from conception through to full business sign-off including defined scope, timelines and benefits. Achieving business results, ensuring long-term success and profitability.

A bit about us...
At the heart of Costa Coffee are our values; we believe in Passion, Warmth, Trust and Courage. We are the No 1 coffee brand in the UK and as part of the Coca-Cola Company, we’re on a journey to be the worlds most loved coffee brand, we don’t settle for mediocre. We’ve come a long way from the Costa brothers first roastery in 1971, today we are a total coffee company that delivers great coffee to our consumers all over the globe. Along with our much-loved stores, this includes our Express machines, Ready to Drink range, and a long list of friends and partnerships. Costa are proud of our collaborative and inclusive workforce, who continually unlock new growth and innovation.

A bit about the role...
You will focus on achieving business results, ensuring long-term success, profitability and that their project’s goals align with the UK&I’s strategic plan. Collaborating with senior managers to execute projects and analyse the project portfolio to ensure that work aligns to strategic decisions.
As Senior Project Manager you will evaluate project flow, publish reports and conduct review meetings to keep projects on track, enabling the UK&I to prioritise its work. This results in tangible business value to the entire company.

The vision, energy and enthusiasm that the individual will bring to the role will be key to the UK&I being able to deliver it’s exponential growth plans. This truly exciting role will see you deliver a variety of transformation projects, substantial new moves to step-change the business such as Cups – Material, Size, Pricing, Digital & Technology Convenience, Next Generation Coffee Club and Partnerships Growth (and more!!). Other responsibilities include:

  • Taking strategic projects from conception through to full business sign-off including defined scope, timelines and benefits
  • Working with stakeholders across the business to enable buy-in
  • Risks and issues built and actions in place to mitigate
  • Managing all deliverables to the agreed plan
  • Ensuring that contingencies are managed through when the plan is impacted

A bit about you…
To succeed at Costa, it is important that you embrace our values and enjoy working with diverse and committed colleagues. In addition, we would hope to see some of the below:

  • Experience of sourcing, collection and analysing data from multiple sources as well as interpreting detailed information packs
  • Degree level or equivalent Project Management qualification
  • Strategy planning along with excellent project management and organisation skills
  • Experience working for a leading strategy consultancy
  • Ability to develop partnerships and positive working relationships at all levels across matrix organisations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Analytical rigor and attention to detail

What we can offer...
We’re on an exceptional adventure and can offer a truly purpose led career with good flexibility to suit your personal needs. In addition, you will benefit from the below:

  • BUPA Healthcare
  • Costa Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25% staff discount, including endless free coffee onsite at support office
  • 25 days Holidays

Location: Dunstable

At Costa Coffee we celebrate Inclusion and Equality; we believe everyone should bring their true self to work. We advocate collaboration and transparency and embrace differences in all that we do. #nowisthemoment to join