Project Manager Group IT - contract/interim

Recruiter
Whitbread
Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
21 May 2018
Closes
18 Jun 2018
Sector
IT
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager within our Group IT Team based in Dunstable. You will take responsibility for delivering a diverse range of small and larger IS projects across a mix of Business & domain areas, including ensuring future Business and Systems solutions are delivered successfully to Stakeholder satisfaction and to agreed time, budget, and quality.

Whitbread PLC is a FTSE100 organisation, the UK's leading hospitality company, including brands such as Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater.

What you will be doing

  • Take responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of Projects within a key Programme of work, and engaging and advising SMEs, Users, and Stakeholders as necessary on all phases
  • Ensure that realistic project, budget, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained for both Projects and Sub-projects.
  • Budgetary control up to £2m p.a.
  • Management of 3rd Part Suppliers & resources
  • Collaboration with internal Architecture, Service Delivery, Testing, and equivalent teams
  • Maintain effective financial and Project progress forecasting and reporting as appropriate
  • Ensure that an appropriate change control procedure is in place, and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the Projects on costs, timescale, and/or resource needs and report these to Programme management and Project Stakeholders
  • Ensure that Projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and any appropriate action taken
  • Evaluate and make recommendations/decisions on technical options as appropriate, actively contributing to the organisation's technical strategies
  • Define and make recommendations on the Project Management Framework for projects, including creation and composition of the Steering group or Project Board, & identification of Project sponsor and Stakeholders
  • Implement communications strategies, including, collection and appropriate distribution of relevant information, appropriate handling of complaints, problems and issues, managing resolutions and implementing corrective actions and documenting of lessons learned
  • Work within a defined Organisation governance framework, which may be under the oversight and/or direction of a Project/Programme Management Office
  • Supporting external/internal audit reviews as required 

What we're looking for

  • Strong Project management delivery skills to meet schedule, quality, and budget requirements including budgetary control experience of Projects up to £1m
  • Exceptional Stakeholder management, communication, and influencing skills, and ability and demonstrated experience to be able to inspire, influence, & build confidence in both Project resources and senior Stakeholders alike
  • Significant experience managing concurrent Projects of varying size, deliverables, & complexity
  • Excellent organisational, co-ordination and administrative skills including strong planning, risks and issues management, and timely and effective Project and management reporting
  • Strong knowledge and experience in traditional Project Management governance practices
  • External Vendor / 3rd Party Supplier management experience is essential including experience building positive relationships with Vendor/Supplier management and resources
  • Experience facilitating and leading governance and Stakeholder reporting forums with SMEs and senior Stakeholders
  • Understanding of integration requirements, approaches, and dependencies where applicable
  • Experience of managing Projects in Finance, HR, or as part of Regulation Programmes would be advantageous but not essential

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