Project Manager - Social Impact

Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 07 July 2022

Salary: Competitive salary + benefits

Project Manager - Social Impact

Can you  lead & develop projects to create a better future?

We are looking for
someone to challenge our thinking.

About the role

You will be a dynamic project manager who can lead on large, industry-facing projects with some of the biggest household brands within the food and consumer goods industry. You’ll develop a continuous improvement approach to the way we work to embed project management skills across everything we do.

And you’ll bring a collaborative, problem-solving mindset to the role, with the confidence to challenge and the abilities to create practical solutions that help us to move at pace to deliver Social Impact.

Our work includes improving the health of the nation, addressing sustainability challenges and helping businesses understand the economic landscape. Plus developing work and employability skills, all funded through our Commercial Insight.

The responsibilities

Project management for greater impact

You will be sitting at the heart of the team, managing large Social Impact projects with a variety of senior internal and external industry stakeholders.

You’ll apply different project management methodologies to different scales and types of projects and look to develop new tools, processes and ways of working, embedding them into everyday business practices. You will be facilitating kick-off meetings, stand ups and retrospectives.

You will be accountable for setting up and managing project plans, timelines, budgets, action trackers and risk logs; using and introducing different tools and apps (such as Trello, Mural, Slack and MS Teams).

And, you’ll be Improving the way we collate and use data to accelerate decision making and the impact we make.

What you bring

  • The mindset to drive clarity, pace, collaboration and accountability
  • You’ll have the curiosity and agility to solve problems, proactively collaborating across the business
  • You will find efficiencies and be able to look for continuous improvements
  • You’ll need the ability to communicate, engage and adapt your approach with a range of stakeholders, including senior leaders
  • And, you should have the coaching skills to develop project management capability across the team

The rewards

We offer a range of benefits, including a market leading pension, a bonus scheme, the ability to buy and sell annual leave plus a generous medical insurance package
At IGD, we have a great work-life balance, where you are empowered & trusted to manage your time.

The location

We are operating a hybrid approach to working with a mix of home and office-based working. We are based in a very accessible location within the M25, just 20 miles from central London. 

More about our people

We’re looking for inspiring professionals; talented people who seek personal and career growth and are ambitious to develop their potential and unlock opportunities for society, for our customers and themselves.

We seek and attract the very best people and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process.

More about IGD

IGD is a truly unique place, we connect and inspire, provoking and leading constructive debate that creates impact. Together we are working to make a tangible difference for Society, Business, and the Individual.

We use in-depth commercial understanding to uncover rich insights and data, leading to action that powers success. 

We reinvest profit from our Trading company into delivering Social Impact, through the Charity, aimed at uniting and mobilising our industry around the most crucial issues affecting society and business today.


#InspireGrowChange: Join our team to help us make a positive impact and drive change.

Get in touch – we’re looking forward to
working with you.





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