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HR Project Manager

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. Human Resources
  4. Permanent
VAC- 38412

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Our HR Operations team is looking for an experienced HR Project Manager to join the broader HR team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing HR strategic projects and any major people programme related activity.  

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

Reporting into the HR Operations Director, you will work with Executives, Directors and Heads of, being able to move from high level direction and ideation into purposeful execution and delivery.  You'll work with stakeholders to identify and mitigate risks, resolve issues, and ensure effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.

Your role as HR Project Manager will involve project planning, project management, stakeholder engagement and communication, and being comfortable creating and leading presentations and findings to large and variable stakeholder groups. 

There are exciting projects on the horizon; one in particular which is in its infancy requires you to come along and manage every step of the journey to delivery. You will work on a variety of projects at any one time, and be an integral member of the HR community, being the person who will drive the team towards continuous, high-potential excellence. 

About You

You will be our expert project manager, and as such, be fully conversant with project management methodology. You will have direct experience in leveraging project management tools to effectively manage project workflows and ensure successful project outcomes. You will have worked in HR projects and transformation previously, and have a strong and broad understanding of HR specialisms, centres of excellence, people technology and people strategy. 

As a standalone role within the HR team, you must be ambitious, highly motivated and be able to work independently, whilst pro-actively forging a network with Project Managers across the broader business to understand internal best practices and processes.  

You will also have:

  • A project management qualification (desirable).
  • Experience of working in HR projects and transformations (essential).
  • Familiarity with various project management methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, Waterfall or Kanban and the ability to apply them appropriately based on the projects’ requirements.
  • Knowledge of quality management principles and practices to ensure project deliverables meet or exceed expectations.
  • Experience in leading cross functional teams and fostering collaboration to achieve project objectives.
  • Experience in effectively managing project risk and crises, including communication strategies and decision making under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience of liaising with and influencing senior stakeholders.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

In return, you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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