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Project Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands
£50,000.00 per year
Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager
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Compass Group Plc (Compass) is a £22.9 billion turnover, global organisation and the world’s leading provider of food and support services. With operations across seven key business areas (Foodservice; Support Services; Business & Industry; Healthcare & Seniors; Education; Sports & Leisure; and Defence, Offshore & Remote), Compass serves customers in offices and factories; schools and universities; hospitals and senior living communities; major sports and cultural venues; and remote mining camps and offshore platforms.

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident Project Manager to join Compass Group UK&I. You will plan, manage and deliver projects and activities in accordance with scope, benefits, business requirements and functional specifications throughout the project lifecycle utilising PRINCE 2 methodology. You will ensure approved projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality targets.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning, management and delivery of projects in accordance with business requirements and functional specifications
  • Structure projects to ensure that agreed budgetary, resourcing and time objectives are met. Manage the project budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all projects are delivered within timescale, to scope, to budget and to a high standard
  • To project manage implementation of products or services in accordance with the business client agreements
  • Act as prime point of contact for the project; provide day-to-day management of the overall and work stream level plans
  • Responsible for production and maintenance of Project documentation
  • Responsible for maintaining relations with Business Owners
  • Track and communicate status of projects/programme to ensure visibility of status across the business - Conduct project review meetings and provision of status reports
  • Pro-actively manage and highlight project risks and issues
  • Liaise closely with Programme Office to ensure sufficient resources are allocated to each project
  • Ensure project guidelines and processes are developed and adhered to
  • Demonstrate Quality Assurance practices during all stages of the project
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to the Change Management processes and practices and pro-actively help to encourage good practice
  • Ensure all Business readiness activities are planned and completed prior to implementation
  • Ensure successful handover to support teams and business owners

Ideal Candidate Essential Experience:

  • Experience in managing business orientated projects
  • Proven track record for delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Experience preparing business cases and preparation for financial approval
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to analyse, diagnose, design, plan, execute and evaluate work to time and quality targets
  • Familiarity with available PRINCE 2 methods, procedures, tools, equipment and standards and ability to make correct choices from alternatives
  • Proven experience in constructing documentation, processes and standards
  • Proven leadership skills. Proven and demonstrated skills in building strong team dynamics

Technical experience:

  • Experience in methodologies such as PRINCE 2 and the use of them in practical applications
  • IT/Catering/Service/Retail background - Technical awareness of IT systems and networks
  • Experience in management of projects, software projects and their successful delivery
  • Understanding the technical implications of what the business owner is asking for and ability to translate to IT and third parties
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