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Ocado: Project Manager, Construction


This is a Full-time position in Romulus, MI posted April 30, 2021.

Who We Are is a UK based company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker OCDO).

It comprises one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, operating its own grocery and general merchandise retail businesses under Ocado.Com and other specialist shop banners, together with its Ocado Solutions division.The division is responsible for providing Ocado’s innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform (” OSP”), to our major retailer clients around the world.

OSP comprises access to Ocado’s physical infrastructure solutions, running highly efficient warehouse operations for the single pick of products, together with the entire end-to-end proprietary software applications and advanced robotics required to operate a world-class online grocery business.Our unique, proprietary and industry-leading technology is set to transform the shopping experience of consumers around the world.

We have partnered with the Kroger Family of Companies in the US to help redefine the grocery customer experience through the adoption of the centralized, automated model of online retailing provided by the Ocado Smart Platform.Come join us as we build our North American team, bringing world-class innovation and technologies to one of the most exciting global markets for e-commerce.What You Will DoThe Project Manager, Construction sits within our Program Management function, and takes full ownership and accountability for large scale end-to-end Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) build projects in support of our North American retail partners, Kroger and Sobeys.The Project Manager, Construction plays a leading role, taking accountability for the full lifecycle of a CFC build.

It is both external client and internal stakeholder facing, with large scale budget, people management and decision-making responsibilities.

The Project Manager, Construction must demonstrate sound leadership qualities to drive and steer each stage of the CFC build project, from pre-deal through to go-live (each project has a duration of 2 years), and ultimately acts as the ‘voice of the project’.

The Project Manager, Construction must have comprehensive project management skills, be adept at dealing with challenges, risk/issue management, reporting, as well as drive our company culture and values (we’re in it together, we’re proud of what we do, we can be even better) within the team.This position will require up to 3 months of travel to the UK for training in the first year.Day-to-day responsibilities could include:Leading end-to-end CFC builds for North American projects managing all phases of the project from pre-deal through to the design, construction, installation, testing and go live phasesManaging a budget of $50M-100M, ensuring the CFC is delivered on time, to specification and on budgetLeading and collaborating with internal and external stakeholder teams, as well as suppliers, throughout the duration of the projectForming fantastic working relationships and building strong on-going partnerships with key teams to ensure alignment across the project and to ensure that deadlines are metDriving the project by responding proactively to issues, competing priorities and key dependencies to ensure that the right decisions are made promptlyDirect and indirect people managementMaintaining and monitoring progress of the project against Ocado’s standard project methodologyCoordinating risks and issues within the project with regular reporting, and escalation to senior management when necessaryMonitoring lessons learned with a continuous improvement approachDriving a pioneering and innovative environment for the teamCreating and contributing to the company culture and Ocado valuesWho You AreTo qualify for this position, you should meet the following requirements:Minimum:7+ years minimum in managing large scale, CapEx projects; ideally within Automation, Material Handling or ManufacturingExtensive client facing project and program management experienceBachelors degree requiredWorld-class collaborator with experience working across complex organizations, along with internal and external partnersMust possess strong people skills, with the ability and experience to motivate and influence teamsA highly analytical and logical approach to work, with the ability to understand and challenge expert opinionsEffective communication and presentation skills at all levels of the businessDemonstrates initiative, self-motivation and innovationAdaptable with the ability to respond quickly to changing priorities and deliver under pressureProfessional & enthusiastic individualwho can provide leadership and motivation to the teamProactive in maintaining good working relationships, both internally & externallyAbility to plan & prioritizeworkload, ensuring all given deadlines are metFlexibility with regards to international travel must be able to spend up to 4 weeks at a time in the UK 3 times in the first yearLocation:This role is 80-100% travel to sites across North America and requires the ability to spend 3 months in the UK in the first year.For a sense of who we are and what we deliver we invite you to explore online to learn more about Ocado Technology and Ocado Engineering, which directly support the Ocado Solutions division, and take the next step in what will be an amazing career with us.What We Offer401k Plan; 100% match up to 5% of earningsPaid Vacation and Sick Days10 Paid Public HolidaysMedical, Dental, and Vision InsuranceMedical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsHealth Reimbursement Account; Company Contribution of50% of Annual DeductibleCompany Paid Life InsuranceShort Term Disability InsuranceLong Term Disability InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramLearn about our partnership with Kroger:Ocado is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification as required by applicable law.

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