Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

  • Project Manager

    Job Locations UK-Middlesex-Feltham
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(21/09/2018 12:57)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Nomad Foods has a Central Commercial team (multifunctional, including Insights, R&D, Marketing, PMO, Supply Chain and Finance) working in close collaboration with marketing colleagues based in 13 European Marketing Unit (MU) locations servicing all markets in which Nomad Foods operates.  Products are branded under our iconic brands as Birds Eye, Iglo, Findus, La Cocinera, Goodfellas and Aunt Bessie’s.


    The Project Management Office supplies project management expertise for delivery of the key commercial projects focusing on our big initiatives.



    • Project manage excellent execution of key commercial projects, supporting  Nomad Food’s strategy, including innovation projects, complex local launches, productivity or sourcing projects. Ensure collaboration and effective communication within the cross functional project team
    • Ensure the “bigger picture” is always in view and inter-dependencies, risk and resources between projects are managed
    • Actively participate in and support adoption and development of the Nomad Foods Innovation governance process


    Core Areas / Capability matrix


    Project Planning

    • Understands and uses a variety of planning and project management tools
    • Through questioning / challenging with project team is able to create  an effective project plan, identify and manage dependencies
    • Drives & holds the project team to deliver against the plan

    Issue & Risk Management

    • Effectively communicates and escalates risks & issues to relevant stakeholders and is able to lead & drive to solutions                                                                                      
    • Is able to lead the project team to identify risks & issues and develop risk management strategies and alternative solutions
    • Scoping & project briefing
    • Is able to lead a team to define a clear project brief & scope
    • Understands impact of scope changes on project and other activities in business knows how & when scope change needs to be escalated/ challenged and is able to work with partners to resolve

    Governance, process definition, reporting & tracking

    • Aware of the relevant project management process and governance and ensures project being managed adhere to these processes
    • Effectively communicates all key project information (ie. risks, actions, current status, issues) and ensures it is understood by all relevant stakeholders (project team, wider business functions effected, senior boards)

    Change Management

    • Understand the principles of change management and the best practice approach to executing change well
    • Understand the barriers to change and manage barriers to and resistance to change effectively by communicating the plan (and the benefits) to the team and to the broader stakeholder community                           

    Project Process, Systems and Tools

    • Ability to understand and follow project methodology and governance processes as established in the business, observing mandates and control steps as necessary guarantees of project quality

    Resource Management

    • Manages project requirements - specifies resources required against the project plan and agrees them with the project Sponsor
    • Reacts to changes in Resource requirements

    Team Management

    • Understands the importance of building a strong team        
    • Can plan and hold structured & well conducted meetings                                                                                     
    • Tracks team delivery and is able to hold team to account

    Stakeholder Management

    • Identify stakeholder map for each project and assess influence and interest                                                     
    • Use a communication plan to engage  stakeholders - listen and communicate details of the project and it's progress
    • Manage escalations of stakeholders


    Qualifications & Previous Experience


    • Degree qualified
    • At least 2 years previous FMCG commercial project [management] experience


    • Project Management qualification (or studying), e.g. Prince2 certification

    Knowledge & Skills



    • Great communicator – Verbally and written
    • Transparent, open and honest
    • Great organisation skills (self& others)
    • Works with a sense of urgency and bias for action
    • Ability to hold teams and individuals to account
    • Good at building relationships across the business and with project teams


    • Language skills
    • MS Project knowledge
    • Use of enterprise project management solutions (e.g. Pro-Clarity, Planview, Daptiv, Changepoint)


    Performance focussed

    • Puts in place ambitious but realistic project plans which drive immediate results without compromising the future


    • Operates with independence and positive intent, challenges constructively
    • Actively seeks to understand other’s points of view and build on their ideas
    • Able to manage stakeholders at all levels


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