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Project Manager - ODC

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Project Manager will lead various projects to implement WGW and drive business success, ensuring that ODC Leadership team are equipped with best practice to foster a high-performance culture.

ODC is short for “Owned Distribution Companies”. The ODC Business Unit forms a network of companies building a world class route to market for our brands. The markets include UK, France, Germany, US, Canada, India, China, Taiwan, Korea and Australia.

Please note that this role is an FTC until December 2024. 

Main Responsibility

Lead and support the ODC network to develop and implement WGW processes and effectively manage change in their markets, across all pillars ;  Governance of implemented processes and support the local HR and leadership teams for change management; Support the network MDs to review the Blueprint gaps in capability, versus the market needs and their maturity and growth plans and coordinate the operating plans for Project Miles; Manage monthly FOS submission and BU pre-approval process for the ODC BU; Standardize Role Profiles across ODC markets; Supporting the BBU/ODC competency framework project which will define a clear set of required functional competencies per role in ODC/BBU enabling the consistent measurement of the functional competency/capability of team members

Our Ideal Candidate

We want to find an experienced Project Manager packed with an entrepreneurial talent in project and change management within a commercial environment. You will be a strong organiser who is able to influence the key stakeholders and handle multi-tasks to achieve project vision. Demonstrated experience in leading a company-wide projects across functions, knowledge of organisation effectiveness and continuous improvement will help you succeed in this role.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive.

William Grant & Sons

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