Title:  HR Project Manager


Bentleigh East, Victoria, AU

About us

At Officeworks we make bigger things happen. Our customers, our team, and our community are our heart and soul. And if our brilliant people have taught us anything, it is that we can do all kinds of incredible things, each and every day.

Fast paced. Innovative. Inspiring. With over 8,000 team members and a national footprint of more than 165 retail stores Australia wide – we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low price and great service. Inspiring new ideas. Thinking outside the box. Kicking goals. Having a laugh. Pushing each other. Being rewarded. Being supported. Teaching a customer something new. Showing the community support. Making a difference.

About the role

The HR Project Manager is an experienced professional who will support the Officeworks People team to define and deliver key milestones within our strategic plan. This exciting newly created role, reporting into the Head of People Partnering & Experience, will take the lead in a number of HR and People related projects The role requires excellent communication skills to develop strong relationships across a large, complex environment and a background in successfully leading cross functional projects at a senior level.  Responsibilities:

  • Facilitation, coordination and planning of cross functional projects
  • Lead multiple programs of work, manages their alignment to the Officeworks business and people strategy and keeps to milestone schedules. 
  • Collaborates and engages with senior stakeholders, project teams and external vendors to plan out initiatives for delivery, including development of investment requests. 
  • Managing project governance; including leading Steering Committee updates, schedule, budget, risks, issues, scope and resourcing.
  • Supports across the People & Safety teams to track overarching project milestones and identify interdependencies 
  • Identifies potential risks which may impact program delivery and ensure mitigation strategies are developed and executed when necessary
  • Completing post implementation revies with project teams
  • Part of the People Leadership team at Officeworks 

About you

To be successful in this position you will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional with more than five years’ experience of working in Project Management capacity, ideally with a HR background.

  • Excellent interpersonal relationships with ability to influence and engage with a broad range of people
  • Extensive experience in project management methodologies tools and processes across the project lifecycle
  •  Outstanding critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and experienced with managing external vendors
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Is a natural leader with strong commercial thinking ability
  • Practicing Project Manager (CPPM), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent highly desirable

Our culture

It’s all in a day’s work when you’re part of the Officeworks community – where you’re not defined by who you are, but what you can do. We celebrate our teams uniqueness by offering the below perks:

  • An inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements to best support your individual needs
  • A key focus on wellbeing and safety
  • Generous discounts at Officeworks, Kmart, Target and Catch
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to progress your career
  • Industry leading Growing Families policy and access to Circle In portal for Working Families

At Officeworks, we operate best when our team is representative of the communities we serve. We proudly commit to providing a safe and supportive work environment for everyone. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.

Officeworks is a ‘Circle Back Initiative’ employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.