Reference Code:  63373

Project Manager - Strategy & Operations


London, LND, GB


Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

Join Watchfinder and build your career today!



Founded nearly 20 years ago, Watchfinder & Co. is now the most trusted and largest preowned watch destination in the UK. The company operates through its high-performance e-commerce channel and through a network of efficiently run retail stores and showrooms throughout the country. In July 2018, the company was acquired by Compagnie Financière Richemont, which owns several of the world's leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with strengths in jewellery, watches and writing instruments.

Since early 2019, Watchfinder has embarked on an exciting expansion strategy around the world. In addition, it is providing new solutions to the new watch retail world, through its watch part-exchange service.

This is an exciting, brand-new position which has become available in our corporate project team. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate the overall direction, implementation, execution, control, and completion of strategic and operational projects for Watchfinder globally. 


Location: Hyrbid working, with travel to the Kent HQ and other territories when required. 


We are seeking a candidate who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to take initiative and drive decision making across all new global projects.

We're looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can bring a fresh perspective and critical eye to ensure Watchfinder stays ahead in the ever-changing, digital world of new retail.


Hiring Manager Comment: "This is an exciting time to join Watchfinder and take part in our strategical and operational projects. You will be a part of a rapidly growing global business, working in the dynamic Pre-Owned and luxury watch sectors" – Vincent Tep - Head of Strategic Programme Management


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the execution of strategic projects and/or follow-up on their implementation.
  • Take initiative and drive decision making.
  • Identify priorities to allocate project resources accordingly.
  • Actively contribute to a lean communication between the key stakeholders.
  • Present and participate to status updates with the Executive Committee of Watchfinder.
  • Drive change management.
  • Deal and manage projects in a complex environment
  • Monitor deviations and take corrective actions in agreement with sponsor to ensure projects objectives are reached.
  • Organize workshops with key stakeholders of the projects.
  • Provide high-level views on projects and ad hoc topics.
  • Contributing with thoughts and perspectives with various stream leaders to add to the project success.
  • Provide reporting on projects, topics or KPIs in a synthetic and actionable manner.


How will you experience success with us?

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and implement impactful solutions.
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s experience in an international and operational environment. From a consulting/technology/Ecom/Project Management background.
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication oral and written skills, the ability to interact with stakeholders of any level, and ability to work transversally.  
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with minimal guidance.
  • Knowledge of project delivery using a variety of project management tools & methodology.
  • Dynamic and adaptable. Able to thrive in a fast paced, fast changing, and high growth scale-up environment.  
  • Well versed with all Microsoft packages, particularly PowerPoint.
  • Languages: English, French is a plus.


How do we keep you smiling?

As a significant member of the Watchfinder community, you are also part of a much bigger family at Richemont. We strongly believe in internal development, mobility and offering various opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional development.  You will have the opportunity for your voice to be heard, drive change, and make a real impact from day one. This is a fast-growing company, going through an exciting period of change from a UK centric business to an international company. Giving you the opportunity to grow and gain further opportunities in the future.


Your Interview Journey


1st Stage – After your application has been selected, our Talent team will reach out to you within two weeks to conduct and introductory call

2nd Stage – Video interview with the Head of Strategic Programme Management & Talent Acquisition Manager. A business case will be provided ahead of this interview for you to present in this interview.

3rd Stage - followed by a final interview with our Chief Financial Officer.