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Project Manager - Software Development

Leicester, Leicestershire
£60,495-£79,738 (inc of Bens)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Retail, IT
Full Time
Flexible working available
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The eCommerce Technology Team develops and manages solutions to deliver best in class experience to our UK and International customers as well as branded customer services for all our Total Platform partners.

Working in eCommerce is fast paced, demanding and exciting all at the same time, with no two days alike and you will have the opportunity to work very collaboratively with the business and other tech teams to see the results of the systems you develop in action. 

We don't stand still, we're always looking to innovate, modernise and stay ahead of the competition.

About the Role 

You will manage a portfolio of application development projects from start to finish within agreed budget and timings. You will also be responsible for managing a development team to ensure the most efficient resources are used and that business interests are managed and satisfied.  

You will oversee all aspects of project delivery in a highly collaborative and agile framework, providing on-going communication to ensure that progress is transparent and aligned to the quality and standards expected by the business, user and IT governance.  This role demands strong leadership skills and technical ability aligned with excellent management and communication. 

You will lead, coach and develop a team of Developers to consistently deliver the highest standards of service required by the business.  

You’ll oversee accounting, estimating and billing for all project resources used and will provide timely and effective communication on progress or issues. You’ll agree to appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure they are applied whilst actively managing all risks, issues and key decisions within the projects. 

There are flexible working options available with this role, including home working. 


  • Proven track record in a Technical environment.
  • Extensive experience of managing complex projects and portfolios.
  • Strong senior stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, with previous team management experience.
  • The ability to plan and prioritise workload in a demanding environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exposure to Agile practices specifically Scrum and Kanban


You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking


Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when ​​necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by calling us on 0116 284 6858 and leave a voicemail.


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Next is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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