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Strategy & Project Delivery Specialist

Greater London
Full time
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Philip Morris International UK
FMCG & consumer goods
501-1,000 employees
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London, UK

‘Be a part of a revolutionary change’

At PMI we’ve chosen to do something incredible. We’re totally transforming our business and building our future on smoke-free products.

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 the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions!

S&PD Specialist position sits in the Strategy & Project Delivery team covering the UK market. In this role you will contribute to the delivery of key commercial initiatives, projects, and programs into the business. Increasing the commercial impact of the affiliate and delivering against the OGSM. You will:

  • Lead projects or project streams belonging to broader programs, being accountable for the delivery of the defined outcomes to scope, on time, and budget

  • Prepare scenarios and business cases to assess the commercial feasibility and potential return on investment of new initiatives and projects

  • Provide support, assisting business owners in the scoping and planning of commercial activities that benefits from a project base and agile ways of working.

  • Promote a Customer Centric Organisation (CCO) across the organisation, being led by data and in-sights executed in a program-based way, utilising methodologies such as FFWD


Project Management – you will be responsible for leading projects or project workstreams (to a defined size, budget, FTE count) that are part of broader programs, end to end, to deliver the outcomes as defined in the business case.

  • Work with the project sponsor / program manager to define project or workstream scope, key deliverables, and performance indicators
  • Prepare project / workstream plans, including resourcing requirements. Lead and co-ordinate the assigned resource and external project stakeholders across the project work plan & phases to ensure that stage gate milestones are met
  • Identify and assess key risks and implement the necessary mitigations to ensure the project outcome are achieved. Take ownership for resolving non forecasted issues, preparing resolution options and recommendations to be validated through the governance structure, ensuring validated solutions are implemented.
  • Prepare regular reports to business sponsor / program manager & PMO on project status. Prepare necessary documentation for stage gate approvals, in line with the project lifecycle, through the governance framework
  • Work collaboratively with other Strategy and Program Delivery members to analyse and keep track of the connections and linkages of the owned stream with other streams and projects, ensuring alignment of intents and approaches.
  • Take ownership for performing post investment reviews, planning & handover to BAU, and capturing learnings of the project or project stream.
  • Ensure project / stream closure following appropriate due diligence process and closure documentation.

Project & Initiative Business Case development – You will be responsible for ensuring the timely drafting of business cases & project charters for approval through the governance framework.

  • In Collaboration with busines & support functions (CX, Finance, Business planning etc) coordinate the gathering of information required to form the initial business case.
  • Support any required modelling activity to determine both consumer and business value across a range of scenarios.
  • Ensure the business case, including expected benefits, is maintained throughout the lifecycle of the project through to closure


  • Ensure timely and accurate updating of project information within SNOW
  • Specifically, to be an SME for SNOW within S&PD and the UK affiliate. Provide guidance to S&PD members and affiliate staff engaged on project work on the use and best practice for SNOW.

Promotion of CCO & PBO within PML

  • Act as a business champion for CCO and PBO, reinforcing the concepts and ways of working across the affiliate


We are looking for someone who is passionate in delivering excellent customer service, with proven end to end project management experience and analytical / reporting skills.

You are someone who has:

  • Problem solving, organizing, priority setting and planning capabilities.
  • Influencing skills, stakeholder management and facilitation capabilities.
  • Strong collaboration and strong stakeholder communications skills at all levels.
  • Customer centric thinking

You have ability to structure, analyse, grasp the essence, and find solutions to complex problems, with a data-driven approach.


We are a Global organisation that supports our colleagues around the world. We pride ourselves in providing security in an ever-changing world. PMI offers outstanding performers the opportunity to develop themselves, and grow their careers within the business, both locally and worldwide. Working with us offers a demanding, fast paced career, and we want to reward that.

From our competitive salary, flexible working options, enhanced parental leave policy, medical cover, life assurance and season ticket loans, we have you covered. Our comprehensive flexible benefits pot allows you to further tailor your benefits to suit you.

Our commitment to inclusion

PMI is on a continuous journey to ensure that all of our people feel welcome, valued, and that they belong. We have a growing list of employee resource groups that cover age, disability, LGBTQ+, race and ethnicity, and parents. Our ERGs are inclusive, open internal networks that we encourage all of our employees to join. We’re also extremely proud to be the first global company to be awarded Equal Salary Certification.

We take wellbeing seriously, so we have trained mental health First Aiders to help support our employees, as well as support in the form of our LifeWorks app and Employee Assistance Programme.

PMI is an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.