Superstore Programme Manager (1804)

Working at Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience delivering change and transformation projects, ideally in a retail operations context?


Are you able to manage multiple competing priorities within specific timelines? 


Do you have experience of the retail operations environment in relation to acquiring new shops and working with larger shop formats? 


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


In this role, you will be responsible for implementing our ambitious expansion plans in new shop formats.  You will act as workstream lead and project manager to acquire and deliver new Superstores in line with Retail Transformation Strategy and growth targets to drive income and deliver a Radical Impact on Poverty.  You will work collaboratively across the business to coordinate working groups to deliver on time and to budget. You will ensure a wide range of stakeholders are well managed and business is ready to receive new stores in a timely fashion, coordinating a smooth transition into business-as-usual Retail Operations.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • Can evidence examples of delivering change and transformation projects ideally in a retail operations context
  • Managing projects, competing priorities and experience developing timelines
  • Ability to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders, both consulting and collaborating to understand their needs
  • Experience of the retail operations environment and particularly in relation to the acquisition of new shops and large shop formats
  • Solving complex operational and business challenges across a wide range of issues
  • Budget experience with the ability to work with financial data and review profit and loss plans
  • Experience of digital innovation and implementing new technologies
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal, where change projects have impacted a range of different stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge or experience of working with volunteers
  • Working with local communities and driving local marketing initiatives


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role could work well as a job share, and/ or partially home-based as some travel across the UK is expected.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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