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Project Manager

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 22nd July
Location: Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £40,000 - £47,000
Type: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project manager to join our IT Team. This is a senior role and will commonly involve directing a team and reporting back to the CIO.

Client Details

A large organisation that a based around the automotive industry


The project manager will be one of the key members within the programme team, driving the delivery and implementation forward whilst protecting the business for non-delivery in critical projects along with supporting any fail over/breaches of the Network.

As a project manager you will have a lead role and responsibility for planning and managing small to medium-sized projects that may significantly affect the organisation at all Levels.

The project manager will likely be managing sections of large projects and will input into the project planning process as a member of a large project's management team. Supervises the work of Project Manager 1s and other project staff and will work with external consultants to ensure deliverables.

The project manager will have defined management responsibilities for project team, function team, involving people, budget and planning. Has primary responsibility for meeting defined business goals as scoped by project objectives.

The project manager will have developed communication and diplomacy skills with a strong ability to persuade and influence client and stakeholder relationships. Will interface with 3rd party suppliers, which involves the agreement, planning, timelines and quality of deliverables.

The day-to-day

  • Demonstrable experience and capability to manage projects autonomously. Thorough understanding of concepts, procedures and application of project management and a good knowledge in other subjects or disciplines, which are relevant to the content of the project (e.g. six sigma, ITIL and network management processes).
  • Evaluates, sometimes complex situations using multiple sources of information. Solution may require some new planning and resource elements but unless exceptional unlikely to be totally bespoke.
  • Projects may involve a higher element of risk to business and require ability to use recognised project management methods and processes, depending on risk profile and governance needs.
  • Is recognised as a key supplier in delivery of a client or internal business benefit.
  • Must have proven ability to apply relationship management skills and to be able to build and own client and stakeholder relationships at senior (e.g. GM and above or prime external customer).
  • Third party partners may have to managed in terms of selection, deliverables, timelines and budgets.
  • Directs and manages on all elements of project and should guide Project Manager 1s.
  • Might lead a team on a portfolio of "small" projects.
  • Acts as lead change agent with ability to channel resources effectively internally developing better delivery practice or ability to identify the change impact on the organisation, identify stakeholders and manage relationships, risk and engagement to deliver the project's outcomes successfully.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the daily operation and implementation of the IT Project programme
  • Conducting a continuous assessment of current IT project management practices and systems and identifying areas for improvement
  • Running project Implementation assessments
  • Delivering new technology programme and implementing next generation solutions
  • Overseeing the management of the delivery team giving leadership to the team and developing staff
  • Ensuring compliance and governance is met
  • Driving change projects and building new IT capabilities
  • Developing and implementing business continuity plans to ensure service is continuous
  • Protecting the intellectual property of the organisation at all times
  • Reviewing he Governance of Projects to be the best business benefit achievable and business priority/compliance.
  • Reviewing, analysing and delivering data information
  • Communicating project updates to a range of stakeholders
  • Managing the IT delivery budget within cost/time and quality


Key skills

  • Solid people management skills - providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff and building a positive working environment
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new Infrastructure and helpdesk/monitoring technologies
  • A passion for technology with a desire to deliver
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the IT project stack & strategy forward
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
  • Strong customer focus - able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills - providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable - capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
  • Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Creative thinking - able to look at alternatives and consider new ways of thinking to problem solve
  • Multi-tasking - can manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands

Job Offer

a Salary of £47,000 plus excellent company benefits

Contact Name: Adam Ali
Reference: TJ/9082/JN -072021-2946430_1626938473
Job ID: 2958287

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