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Job listing closed on 1 Jun 2024
20 May 2024

Project Manager

🇬🇧 London, UK
3+ years exp.

We are looking for a Project Manager on a fixed term basis to manage a variety of projects alongside leading some project management processes across the Commercial Function. These projects will primarily be focused on transforming how we connect and engage with our supporters locally and globally, through our digital platforms, membership proposition, the stadium or our retail outlets.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Successfully delivering projects to time, plan and budget.
  • Managing transformation projects from start to finish for both physical and digital projects.
  • Project planning and coordination: Developing and owning project plans, defining project objectives, scope, deliverables, and timelines. Coordinate project activities and tasks to ensure smooth project execution.
  • Tracking project progress and providing clear communication of progress and issues to project stakeholders.
  • Risk management: Identifying project risks, issues, and dependencies, and developing effective risk mitigation strategies. Proactively monitoring and addressing risks throughout the project lifecycle to minimise their impact on project timeline and deliverables.
  • Identifying and coordinating key stakeholders required for project execution, driving team members to meet project goals and milestones.
  • Effectively tracking project costs and ensuring adherence to budgetary requirements, working in collaboration with Finance and the wider team.
  • Leading project management processes for the Project Management Office across the Commercial function e.g. reporting, risk management, budget tracking, change control or governance.
  • Ensure that ED&I lens is consistently reviewed across all projects to meet the ED&I ambitions of the Club.

What we are looking for

  • Experience of successfully delivering projects to time, plan and budget.
  • A strong knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques. Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • APM, Prince2 or PMI qualification (Desirable).
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Broad project management skillset including reporting, planning, governance, budget management and risk and issue management.
  • Previously delivered with both agile and waterfall methodologies. Able to adapt approach to get the best outcome on a project by project basis.
  • Experience in leading the coordination of project management processes across a function e.g. reporting, risk management or governance.
  • Great communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build impactful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to analyse the project activities, identifying risks, issues and dependencies, and ensuring they are in hand.

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.