Project Manager (Chef de projet IT H/F)

  • Competitive
  • Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Kingfisher Plc
  • 22 Apr 19

Project Manager (Chef de projet IT H/F)


Kingfisher is undergoing a significant transformation to create a unified, unique and leading offer for our customers. The ambition is to become the leading Home Improvement company by creating a simpler, clearer, more affordable, and more consistent customer experience that truly makes home improvement accessible to all.
The way we shop has changed, today its online shopping, click and collect, tomorrow it will be something completely different! Digital is a fast-moving work, where fresh ideas are welcome!

Kingfisher IT Services (KITS) is a group function that sets the standards and ways of working for IT globally. Our vision is to deliver cost effective IT that realises the strategic goals of our business and supports their day to day needs. 

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our teams in Lille !


Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects or series of work-streams that deliver the business objectives to agreed time, cost and quality. Projects to be managed include business analysis, architecture, solution design, systems development, testing, security, Project QA, implementation and handover to operations / support.

We're looking for someone who will establish, and where necessary define; shape, scope and requirements of project, and obtain the Sponsor approval with the support of the BRM. You will work with Business Project Manager as well as Sponsor to prepare relevant Business Case for review and investment decision.

You will demonstrate the ability to manage project planning budgets on a regular basis as well as manage the project to the standards defined and apply and respect KF and KITS processes and methodology. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the project workstreams, ensuring delivery of project activities, project meetings - in other words - prepare and lead project committee, steering committees (with Business PM), Kick-off, closure etc. You will create and manage single or multiple concurrent projects, through a systems development programme of work to deliver the essential system needs for the appropriate business area (e.g. E Commerce, Logistics and back office systems).

You will be responsible for ensuring deliverables are in line with customer expectations, review, evaluate and forecast resources and costs on a regular basis, using the appropriate tools and taking appropriate action as necessary. You will manage Risks, Issues, Dependencies and scope changes effectively on a regular basis as well as issue appropriate communications e.g. status report as necessary to relevant people. You will identify and communicate clearly the roles and responsibilities of each member of the project from the Sponsor downwards in an international context according to governance process, lead and motivate a team to deliver project goals and colleagues objectives and ensure the agreed solution is fit for purpose and supportable.

You will have the ability to influence Key Stakeholders, Peers, Senior Management, Counterpart across Op Co's as well as 3rd Party Software solution partners.


The successful candidate will have a strong experience in project management, ideally within retail.

We're expecting this person to have a good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes, including risk management, knowledge of project management approaches such as PRINCE2 as well as knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures. You will have the innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems and experience of managing projects and programmes within specialist environments (e.g. SAP). Previous project / programme management and the understanding of IT strategy and IT industry trends relating to retailing is a must have. You will have an understanding of IT strategy and IT industry trends, business case development and financial management and a passion / drive to deliver strategic goals.

To be successful on this role you will need to be able to work positively with the full range of individuals and groups involved in
the project and to develop and maintain relationships with senior managers, the project teams and third-party service providers. Therefore, we're looking for someone with proven record of leadership and management skills, able to communicate, influence others and to tailor to different audiences.

Becoming part of Kingfisher is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employees with roles that engage them, alongside a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.'