Change project manager
What is the purpose of this role?
A major player in the utilities sector are looking for a high level Change Project Manager for their Wholesale Market Services division. This role is crucial to the business as its purpose is to design, drive and deliver change activity that incorporates all major market change as well as supporting transitional change within Wholesale Market Services as the team continues to develop.
What makes this role unique?
The water industry is rapidly evolving. Since April 2017, business customers in England have been able to choose their water and waste-water retail supplier. This was a fundamental change to the operation of the water industry and our client. Along with the wider industry, our client continues to respond to this transformative shift through the implementation of changes to key business processes, systems and organisational design.
Wholesale Market Services is a new and forming business function with a recent history of fast growth and accountable for the delivery of our client's new market obligations including sales in excess of £400m/ year. With both the external market and internal team continually developing a programme of activity is required to scope and manage major market changes across WMS and its customers and its internal business partners, while assisting the business to continually improve and strengthen operational capability.
This is a crucial and exciting time for the business and this role will provide you with a unique opportunity to help steer the business towards this new chapter.
What will this role involve?
Defining the scope, deliverables, roles and responsibilities for both the overall change programme and included projects; ensuring these are clear, agreed and communicated to all key stakeholders.
Plan, structure, track, report on and lead project / programme activity - eliminating blockers, mitigating risk, providing challenge and driving all stakeholders to deliver.
Develop and nurture strong, positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure engagement and delivery of change.
Ensure robust governance arrangements and benefits tracking are in place and functioning across the programme and all projects that support delivery of the overall plan.
Drive business and cultural organisational change, providing challenge to organisational performance in order to achieve excellence.
What skills are we looking for?
You will be a fast learner with a curious mind-set and portray a resilient and tenacious approach to delivering lasting change.
You will have the ability to quickly establish credibility and respect, enabling you to build collaborative working relationships.
You will be adaptable with a willingness to get stuck in to ensure delivery remains on track.
You will have strong written and verbal communication skills (PowerPoint skills are especially useful), with an ability to convey a compelling and engaging vision of change.
You will have detailed working knowledge and understanding of programme and project management methodologies. Prince2, MSP practitioner or an equivalent project/programme management qualification is essential.
You will have experience of working at a senior level in a complex environment, managing multiple large-scale projects concurrently with a range of stakeholders.
A degree holder with significant experience in delivering successful operational change programmes is ideal - but we value experience just as much as qualifications so please don't let this put you off applying.
Operational business experience is key and Change Management Certification would definitely be desirable.
Information & Salary
This role will be based at our head office in central Reading, Berkshire. We are offering a salary of up to £60,000 per annum depending on your experience.
There are a number of company benefits including a generous contributory pension up to 12%, 26 days holiday, healthcare, annual bonus, season ticket loans and paid volunteering days and so much more!