Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Overview

Location
Dunstable, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
1430
Date Posted
9 months ago
Recruiter
Marina James
Job Views
42

Job Description

Project Manager

Project Manager | Permanent | Dunstable

 

The core purpose of the role is to project manage the delivery of new IT-enabled business capabilities in line with the Whitbread strategic objectives.  This includes all aspects of project management; Project Planning, Resource Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, Communication, Supplier Management, Investment Planning, Governance & Compliance, Change Control and Solution Delivery.

 

The role has a specific focus:

Successfully deliver multiple projects to agreed schedule, budget and scope in line with the agreed business plan and IT roadmap

Assist in the planning of future IT initiatives to support the business plan

Day to day engagement with multi-stakeholder group, including senior stakeholders, IT & business team colleagues, external IT suppliers to ensure all parties are fully aware of project timelines, expectations and status.

Ensure compliance with IT and business governance standards

 

 

What you’ll be doing:

Overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of IT projects

Setting realistic and practical goals for the project

Evaluate progress of the project on a frequent basis and make timely interventions as needed to drive down project risk

Manage third-party supplier project deliverables to time, cost and quality.

Take responsibility at project level for all dimensions of the project: delivery, governance, reporting, risk & issues, financial/budget management, resourcing and communication

Manage the transition from project delivery into managed support arrangements

Manage, direct and motivate key IT project resources (business analyst, test) and other key resources across the technology function in a matrix style organisational structure

Maintain project quality by establishing and enforcing organisational standards

Manage financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing project budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions

Support preparation of project investment cases

Responsible for alignment of IT solution with business objectives.

 

What you’ll need:

Experience of managing multiple IT projects, including budgets up to £500k

Demonstrable experience of delivering business IT solutions into operational use

Proven experience of directing and motivating project teams

Experience in working in both Agile & Waterfall environments

Conflict management skills.

Strong facilitation and presentation skills.

Collaborative approach to stakeholder management

Ability to manage a project end-to-end, assign and manage work activities, meet deadlines and develop project management reporting in a timely and effective manner.

Good problem-solving skills and good organisational skills

Self-drive – responds to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace

Project planning, budget planning and resource management

Third party management

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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