Project Manager

Posted: 05/29/23 Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 2290

Job Description

Project Manager

Role purpose

The Project Manager has responsibility for the full lifecycle (defining, documenting, and delivering) of projects with varying degrees of complexity, duration, and budget. We are looking for the role to take ownership of projects. This entails driving the project forward to ensure momentum is maintained.

Role and Responsibilities

Business / IT Strategy
  • Ensure robust business cases are developed in conjunction with the business, architects, and Relationship Managers.
  • Ensure that the right level of business support and signoff is obtained, and the business focuses on developing project acceptance criteria, training, relevant process, and procedure updates.
  • Work with stakeholders, IT colleagues, and suppliers to ensure the most cost-effective, timely & appropriate IT solutions are developed to fulfil the commercial and business requirements to agreed quality standards.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with the business, Global IT, and suppliers resolving conflicting priorities or issues that may arise.

Business change analysis
  • Ensure the business case produced quantifies potential business benefits, with input provided by Business Analysts
  • Work with the business to ensure they consider the impact of and are responsible for defining the training requirements and managing the delivery of the training.
  • Work with Project Sponsors to ensure the benefits identified in business cases have been updated through the project lifecycle.
  • Work with the business and the Program Lead to make ensure they have processes to track and measure business benefits that were identified in the business case post the implementation of the project.

Projects & Programs
  • Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation, and satisfactory completion of medium/large scale projects (in terms of size and complexity)
  • Takes ownership of the lifecycle and the quality of delivery of the project, focusing on end-user usability and work efficiency.
  • Implements, participates and manages effective governance as per project framework.
  • Responsible for day-to-day delivery of the end-to-end IT and Business Change projects
  • Provides effective leadership to the project team.
  • Provide clarity of roles and responsibilities for all involved in the project lifecycle.
  • Prepares realistic project and quality plans and tracks activities against the plans, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Review project progress and effectively manage any changing requirements, dependencies, milestones, risks, issues, and priorities.
  • Ensure that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale, and resource budgets and are signed off.
  • Ensures that projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded.

  • Works with the Business and IT project team to define quality and test criteria for both functional and non-functional specifications.
  • Facilitate the production of test plans and ensure appropriate resources are available for testing.
  • Accountable for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) ensuring that acceptance criteria are defined by the business and that the delivered solution is signed off by the business.

Risk Management
  • Conducts risk assessments, identify mitigating actions, and make recommendations to the appropriate Project Governance bodies.
  • Utilizes risk management tools e.g.  Risk and Issues log to monitor and manage risks and issues.
  • Escalate any issues to the Program Manager or to the appropriate Project Governance bodies.
  • Advises on the application of appropriate quality and/or environmental management techniques.

Key Requirements

Business Competencies
  • Proven project management experience with a strong track record of delivering medium to large projects on time, to budget, and to agreed quality standards.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong experience in leading, managing, and motivating a medium to the large-sized team.
  • Well-developed people management and organization skills
  • Robust reporting skills, project planning skills, and stakeholder management at all levels, particularly at senior levels
  • Ability to work under pressure & successfully prioritize & make trade-offs on work & time.
  • Well-developed commercial acumen and experience in vendor selection processes

Expert knowledge of the IT investment evaluation process, including cost/benefit analysis, estimating IT cost/resources, and financial management within an IT project context
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft technologies and the application development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management methodologies

  • Experience with Microsoft Project (or similar tools) to produce plans for programs of work and individual projects.
  • Experience working within Rapid Application Development or Agile environments.
  • Experience in risk management techniques; risk identification, analysis, estimation, and mitigation
  • Ideally the candidate should be able to demonstrate some of the following or equivalent:
  • Degree qualified (desirable)
  • Prince2 Certified Practitioner
  • PMP - Project Management Professional (desirable)

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Bob Turek

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