The Project Manager will manage all elements of the IT Project’s Governance, Delivery, communications throughout the Project lifecycle and transition to internal or external support organisations. They will be responsible for successful project delivery, directly and matrix managing a number of internal delivery resource and key infrastructure, software and business suppliers. They will liaise directly with a number of senior stakeholders. They will need to proactively manage all issues and risks in order to deliver to specific timelines and quality criteria.
Initiate, plan, and deliver a range of projects based on agreed business priorities.
Manage third party suppliers and internal delivery resources either directly or via matrix management
Manage project budgets, being accountable for budget commitment and accurate financial reporting
Develop and manage a resourcing model that ensures the right mix and quantity of resources are engaged on projects throughout the lifecycle
Ensure project objectives and requirements are adequately documented and that all project deliverables are fit for purpose
Manage all project quality assurance processes to ensure all project deliverables are of a high quality
Work closely with Service Delivery to ensure successful transition of projects until they achieve formal acceptance.
Ensure all project risks and issues are identified and properly communicated and managed
Ensure project teams operate according to defined project and delivery processes and governance
Manage communications plan across a complex stakeholder landscape to set and manage realistic expectations and to accurately report project status
Actively manage key senior stakeholders on all aspects of the project
Actively contribute to the continual improvement of project delivery processes and governance
Actively promote positive team behaviours and with both internal resources and suppliersA bit about you
Proven experience at managing complex, IT Infrastructure projects including managing concurrent projects across infrastructure and some application delivery.
Extensive experience of using a structured project management approach e.g. PMP, Prince2 or equivalent;
Experience of running project definition workshops, managing complex scoping issues and managing multiple senior stakeholders;
Proven ability to plan and organise large numbers of individuals and teams from multiple organisations in order to achieve objectives and targets
Ability to identify and manage issues and risks in a structured way
Strong previous experience of delivering complex projects in a creative and fast paced multichannel retail environment
Experience of managing both local and offshore third party suppliers
Experience of operating with a high level of autonomy and the ability to manage others delivery to agreed timescales
Assimilates, evaluates, adapts and makes best use of new information;
Excellent planning and organisation skills;
Understanding of IT software preferably in retail environments
Experience of networks, Unix, hosting, unified comms and retail technologies
Working knowledge of current Microsoft infrastructure technologies including but not isolated to Active Directory, Azure, O365 and System Centre
Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations;
Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner to non-technical stakeholders;
Customer focused with keen attention to detail;
Strong analysis and decision-making skills;A bit about us
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