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Infrastructure Programme Manager - Insurance - Hybrid

Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Programme Manager

Infrastructure Programme Manager - Insurance - Hybrid Working

Our client, a leading global Insurance firm, are currently looking to hire and Infrastructure Programme Manager, with experience in the Insurance sector, to join the team on a hybrid working contract basis.

Role Summary:

  • This senior lead delivery role forms part of a distributed, global IT team that is responsible for the continued availability and support of an international on-premise and cloud infrastructure.
  • Accountable for programme delivery and resource management.
  • On-boarding of new technology aligning with organisational and technology strategies.
  • Although London based, the role will be expected to work in a fast-pace environment as a globally expanding business, with regular interaction across international time zones, spanning 50 countries with over 16,000 employees.
  • Managing delivery of Infrastructure capital investment portfolio ensuring successful delivery to both time and budget.
  • As a senior role, it is expected that more complex, commercially significant and therefore more extensive projects will be managed within this role.

Job Specific Skills:

  • At least 5 years' experience as an IT infrastructure and operational change Programme Manager.
  • Demonstrable C-level governance and commercial management.
  • Significant experience as a hands-on Project Manager to show demonstrable understanding of delivery process.
  • Although this is a programme management role the Programme Manager will at times need to be hands-on in part to coach the wider team on best practice.
  • Effective prioritisation across the delivery programmes to ensure that resource is utilised on the highest priority projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading across mixed stakeholder groups communicating between non-technical and technical people.
  • Demonstrable experience of mixed lifecycle projects demonstrate waterfall or agile practices where applicable.
  • Demonstrable experience of building & leading a programme community based on collaboration between internal business stakeholders and multiple vendors.
  • Experience demonstrating ability to manage across parallel implementation projects and dependent workstreams controlling scope, schedule and cost.
  • Management of dependencies of varying complexity, planning and feeding into other programmes and portfolios.
  • Ability to remove blockers and manage risks, commercials, budgets and people.
  • Build and maintain programme momentum through a multi-year schedule across parallel projects and workstreams.
  • Ability to support the programme sponsors by overseeing the delivery of their vision for the programme.

Technical Skills Required:

Must have demonstrable experience:

  • Programme Management of large IT Infrastructure implementations within the insurance industry.
  • Programme Governance and delivery Frameworks that support management across multiple related projects and workstreams.
  • Programme & Project Manager skills, with either MSP, PRINCE2 Practitioner or PMP.
  • Delivery and management of programme budgets, often in excess of GBP5m.
  • Delivery of large company rollout of Microsoft core technologies.
  • Programme planning tools and techniques across scope, schedule and resources.
  • Identification and management of programme assumptions, dependencies, risks and issues.
  • Support & coach the programme team across a globally & culturally diverse community.
  • Vendor management across a globally & culturally diverse community.

Desirable experience:

  • Insurance industry experience, preferably London Market.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Waterfall, Agile and other methods.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft core technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT networking and other infrastructure concepts and technologies i.e. Azure, WAN, LAN, SD-WAN, Wi-Fi, VMware, SAN, SQL etc.

If this role would be a good fit for your skills and experience, please apply!

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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