The Company:

The JD Group is a leading omnichannel retailer of Sports Fashion, Street, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues over 3,400 stores across several retail fascia's in over 30 markets around the world.

We are an equal opportunities employer who embraces and values differences. We recognise the importance of an inclusive workplace culture in which everyone can thrive irrespective of their background or identity.

To be a part of this successful and continuously growing company, you will have the desire to engrain our strategic goals of being a people first, a digital leader and customer focused organisation which provides operational excellence and is continuous with identifying new areas of growth into our day to day.

Role Overview : 

Managing New Stores, Refurbishment and Acquisition Projects to strict deadlines to aid the European Expansion Programme. The role focuses on new store openings, extensions and re fits primarily in Germany The role may extend into other regions as required. This role supports our existing European remit to act as a centre of excellence to drive store standards to a market leading level.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Group European Projects Manager you will manage the end-to-end project cycle of new stores, re-fits and extensions to highest standards. This includes managing and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects to plan.
  • Working alongside our Internal Team of Quantity Surveys you will be required to Develop, monitor and control the budget for each project keeping the Team updated at all times.
  • Ensure best practice and health and safety is adhered to at all times
  • Lead and support the wider Project Team delivering progress reports, proposals, requirements, documentation, and presentations where appropriate.
  • Strive for excellence in all JD processes within the Projects team, continually reviewing and developing improvements.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks and devise contingency plans as required.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors encouraging them to take positive action and assume accountability for their assigned work.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge needed:

  • Construction/Retail Fit Out experience: You will have knowledge and experience of the European construction and shop fit industry including knowledge of Building Control requirements & general German legislation processes enabling you to successfully manage retail projects up to €5m.
  • Strong Project Management experience with another leading International Retailer with a strong track record in Retail Role Out programmes especially in the German & Northern European markets.
  • You will be able to manage multiple, simultaneous projects across a number of group fascia’s keeping them on budget and delivering them on time & to the highest standards with particular focus on adapting Cost Management to the required local markets and developing a strong cost focus on budgets and value engineering.
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills: You will have the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders and departments through, face to face, oral and Presentations.
  • Numerate and strong attention to detail.
  • Qualifications: Degree or recognised project management qualification.
  • This role is field based, and you will need to be geographically mobile to support our vastly expanding store network.
  • Self-motivated, with natural Leadership qualities. You will lead a small projects team and need to lead the team by example.
  • Technically competent with knowledge of various software programmes.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Can react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Extensive travel and periods of time away from home in Country and abroad as required.
  • Bilingual in German & English essential and any other European languages being advantageous to the role.
  • Base for this role is in Western Germany
  • Full European Driving Licence essential.
  • Must hold a Full European Passport allowing cross Boarder traveling throughout Europe.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount on qualifying purchases across Group retail stores and online
  • Exclusive Colleague Bike Discount scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work
  • Access to Apprenticeships and accredited qualifications

Interested?

If you interested in this position, then press the Apply Now button.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.

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