Project Director – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Salary: £100000/annum


Casual dining restaurant group currently in the market to appoint a Projects Director.


• Works within the established PMO framework to deliver multiple projects.

• Applies established project management principles and processes to smoothly deliver successful projects: (to include project planning, leading and motivating the project team, project tracking and reporting, resource and task allocation, risk and issue identification and tracking)

• Creates and documents clear project briefs, plans, milestones, scope and resource requirements.

• Clarifies requirements and agrees clear success criteria and measurement protocols.

• Provides cost and time estimates.

• Assesses resource requirements and skill sets required to meet project goals.

• Tracks project progress against project plans and adjusts plans, where necessary, to ensure effective completion in line with success criteria.

• Reports on the status of projects.

• Drives issue resolution through appropriate issue and risk tracking and facilitating issue closure. Escalates appropriately.

• Tracks costs and maintains project budgets.

• Coordinates requests for change to key project metrics, e.g. scope, cost or resource requirements.

• Maintains an understanding of other technology and/or business change initiatives outside of the current in-flight projects, to ensure alignment and integration.

• Builds relationships with the key stakeholders for each project, be that internal or external, confirming requirements and proactively reporting project progress

• Manages stakeholder expectations, focusing on realising target business benefits for internal sponsors.

• Supervises and monitors the deliverables of project team members and suppliers to ensure on-time, on spec delivery.

Skills And Experience

• Good knowledge of business systems in a commercial environment

• Proven project management experience, ideally backed up with recognised standards-based qualifications

• Ideally from a multi-site retail and/or hospitality background

• Good knowledge of business systems in a commercial environment

• Ability to tailor and apply best practice project management processes and tools to deliver your work

• A track record in a demanding, fast-moving environment. Used to working across complex projects as well as running multiple workstreams

• Clear verbal and written communications. Adept at producing simple plans, roadmaps and status updates

• Excellent people management skills, able to motivate and coordinate a diverse project team, including external suppliers

• Good knowledge of business systems in a commercial environment, ideally from a retail and/or hospitality background. Behaviours

• Ability to challenge and influence.

• Holds others accountable.

• Thinks clearly and analytically to identify the best business and technical options.

• Ability to manage and resolve potential conflict.

• Hits deadlines. A deliverer who puts plans into action and gets the job done.

• Well organised. Structured approach. Close attention to detail, with a high quality ‘zero defect’ mindset.

• Hands on. Flexible approach; willingness to do tasks outside of project management remit if required.

Our client is looking for a candidate with experience in developing modern restaurant concepts.

Salary: £100000/annum

Job Type: Permanent

Location: United Arab Emirates

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