IT Project Manager Capacity Expansion

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


*This role can be located in UK, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland or Italy*

At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible.
We’re totally redefining our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to deliver a smoke-free future.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and you will have the space to move your career forward in many different areas/directions.

PMI’s journey to a smoke-free future implies a shift from a tobacco manufacturer to a science and technology-based consumer facing organisation.

Such a shift creates an abundance of unique and transformative IT projects to match all levels of skills and ambitions. You’ll feel like you’re working in a start-up – with the freedom to shape and define the future of digital, but with the support and scope of a vast global business. You’ll get a chance to work with innovative technologies (e.g., Cloud, APIs, AI) as well as management practices (e.g., Agile, Design Thinking, Product Management). Our environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative. If you want the freedom to find new ways to connect with consumers, there’s no better place to progress your career.

Digital at PMI is dynamic, diverse, and innovative. Join us and become a part of a top talent team where you can bring new ideas to life in a global function that is a key driver of the success of our business.

Joining Product & Operations IT
Within IT, the IT Product and Operations team is an experienced, nimble & expert team composed of multiple sub streams. The main purpose of the team is to lead the digital strategy and transformation of Operations and Products functions through effective business partnering and conceptualizing, delivering and supporting innovative and secure IT technologies across the end-to-end value chain.

When you join this team, you will work closely with the IT Product and Operations leadership team and critical business collaborators as a trusted technology partner to embed continuous innovation, work at speed and scale, develop your career in numerous directions in line with your aspirations and in a truly international and diverse context.

What’s the purpose of this role?
We are seeking an IT PROJECT MANAGER to join our IT Operations Manufacturing team. This role can be located in UK, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland or Italy.

As IT PROJECT MANAGER, you will contribute to execution of PMI strategy by leading all phases of assigned projects (medium to large and/or cross-functional), solving a business need through the application of project management practices.

Where we see this role going
  • As we transition to more diversified Smoke-Free Product(SFP) portfolio, we will need to further expand our SFP manufacturing footprint, as well as review and update our factory system landscape to fit to the factory of the future. This individual will engage with our manufacturing partners to lead the IT delivery streams related to New Product Launch, New Technology Introduction, further capacity extension in existing RRP Manufacturing Sites (or a combination of them!).
  • You will grow our IT Operations Manufacturing SFP Expansion Program team and become an integral component of our Smoke free Product scale-up strategy.
  • You will also have the opportunity to engage with all IT Platforms (IT Infrastructure, Corporate Platform -SAP-, Supply Chain and QA Operations as well as affiliates IT Operations teams) to deliver a complex integrated eco-systems as well as gaining a deep understanding of our logistics, manufacturing and quality core processes to run a manufacturing site.
  • While we see this role expanding within the function and company, in general, we’re looking for a clear willingness to learn new processes and technologies from day one that will be critical as we seek to remain agile and innovative.

Your day-to-day
  • As a Project Manager reporting into IT Operations Manufacturing team, you will contribute to the execution of PMI strategy and the platform roadmap by leading all phases of projects/programs to achieve expected business outcomes and timelines, through the application of agile and project management practices.
  • Specifically, you will lead the IT stream of Capacity expansion projects, which is looking at expanding our Operations systems footprint.
  • You will co-author business cases, onboard resources, form and lead internal & external cross functional, cross organization and cross geographies project teams, develop schedules, implement the execution framework, tools, methods and organisation to orchestrate the delivery of the project/program scope.
  • You will run your project according to Project Management standard processes (Scope, Time, Budget, Risk & Issues, monthly status reports, Lessons learnt) with related documents periodically updated.
  • You will lead assigned IT projects to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope of project.
  • You will handle, assess, and review proposals and contracts of 3rd party vendor.
  • You will drive business requirements (Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Logistics, Quality) gathering and fit-gap analysis to define systems, technologies, infrastructure requirements and translate them into scope, budget, resources & deliver plan.
  • You will ensure user requirements and functional specifications are documented and updated.
  • You will ensure optimal adoption of our global systems and digital solutions application portfolio as well as the adherence to RRP Quality Management System, IT Policy Framework, SOX, Cyber-security standards.
  • You will address system gaps with Digital Solution Product team to define and integrate remediation delivery plan meeting deployment project constraints.
  • Partnering with other IT functions, Manufacturing and engineering customers and Corporate Quality, you will ensure global systems readiness and coordinate affiliate activities to get a successful local deployment in line with Global Manufacturing Master Plan.
  • You will develop, maintain, and revise proposals for assigned projects including project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, timelines, funding, and staffing.
  • You will establish and implement project communication plans, providing status updates to affected collaborators.
  • You will ensure functional and user acceptance tests are performed and validated according to business requirements.
  • You will ensure project health indicators are maintained, and lead steering committees to ensure alignment across functions as well as propose mitigation options for decision making.
  • You will verify project launch and further deployment readiness.

What is needed to succeed in this Role?
Critical Requirements:
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully completing critical IT manufacturing deployment projects or programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in Information Technology or Business Function.
  • Substantial project management experience in global organization leading global/large scale projects.
  • Shown experience of leading sizable cross-culture teams and remote teams in Project Management.
  • Shown knowledge in Manufacturing Practices, Product Specification & Process Manufacturing Standards, Quality System, Industrialization and manufacturing processes, Procurement & Supply Chain practice and principles.
  • Experience in using JIRA, Confluence.
  • Strong risk management and mitigation skills. Strong attention to details.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Project Management certification (PMP, Prince2 Practitioner, IPMA, Certified Scrum Master,…).
  • Enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic, and tenacious, showing personal maturity and ability to handle stress and sensitivities related to the project’s topics.

Industry specific Skills:
  • Experience in IT departments in a consumer product manufacturing industry.

What’s in it for you?

There are many IT Organizations out there, so why should you join ours?

We believe PMI IT’s true strength is fuelled by our people, and that our success depends on them coming to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. We are a people first organisation committed to providing you with first-class employee journey. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in it for you upon joining us:
  • Work-life balance: Wellbeing comes first. We offer a fantastic office environment and hybrid working options to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible
  • Learning & Development: Your growth is a priority. Our robust and varied .learning & development ecosystem will help you strengthen your technical skills and enhance your soft skills and intuition for business. The capabilities you will acquire with us will support your life-time employability within IT, PMI, and beyond
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Our differences - much more than our similarities - generate the innovation we are looking for. We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive organization to access the breadth and depth of thinking and sensitivity vital to thrive

Every single IT colleague is part of our Transformation journey. Join us and pursue your ambitions – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. If this offer resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you.

Together, let’s deliver a smoke free future!
You’ve got this!