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Senior Project Manager
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Recruiter: Remploy
Listed on: 7th August
Location: Leicester
Salary/Rate: £44,723 - £51,846
Salary Notes: Salary dependent on experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TJSPM18
Contact Name: Remploy
The Project Manager is responsible for establishing and leading organisation-wide, cross-functional, sometimes complex projects, demonstrating a combination of technical, leadership and business intelligence expertise, that contributes to the bottom line and longer-term strategic objectives.
The role holder will lead a variety of different types of projects including launching new products, services and contracts, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments.

As a senior member of the PMO, this position will also play a key role in:
                     •              Supporting the delivery of the business plan
                     •              Working closely with business leaders and senior managers to achieve shared organisational objectives
                     •              Lending expertise to internal teams and working groups, helping to formulate a realistic approach to initiating, planning and guiding of projects and programmes, using a variety of project management processes and approaches.

                     •              Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external components and matrix partners.
                     •              Ensures end results are of the highest calibre with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit.
                     •              Single accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering a given strategic initiative.
                     •              Responsible for one or more initiatives including business, operational, and IT deliverables
                     •              Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix partners to oversee all phases of a project
                     •              Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost and quality parameters
                     •              Validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditure
                     •              Develops communication plans and channels to deliver the plan

Project Assurance and Governance
                     •              Serves as a subject matter expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders on different aspects of assigned initiatives
                     •              Represents the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
                     •              Chairs weekly core team and monthly steering group meetings to review progress with key members
                     •              Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
                     •              Develops the project mandate, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan and related project management products.
                     •              Publishes periodic project status reports
                     •              Proposes recommendations and adjustments

Coaching & Personal Development
                     •              Is an active partner in the training process and uses skills to build project management capability in others
                     •              Identify and support experiential learning opportunities for colleagues to practice newly acquired skills and techniques;
                     •              To keep up to date with methodologies, standards and tools required to contribute to own managerial, technical and profess

Education and experience:
                     •              Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management tools and methodologies
                     •              Involvement in and experience of managing business and strategic initiatives
                     •              Able to integrate into a project the stages involved in the lifecycle of an information systems/digital development project
                     •              Able to apply processes, tools and techniques to manage the people side of change to achieve the required business outcome
                     •              Managing stakeholders
                     •              Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
                     •              PRINCE2 accredited, or equivalent
                     •              Working within a PMO
                     •              Excellent IT/PC skills

                     •              Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilise and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute where ambiguity and limited information is available
                     •              Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organisation effectively
                     •              Solid influencing skills
                     •              Sound business and technical acumen
                     •              Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
                     •              Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally
                     •              Ability to evaluate and nurture project management talent in others

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