Programme Manager

  • 3 Months
  • Contract
  • England, Wolverhampton

Programme Manager

Whitehall Resources are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager for a 3 month contract working remotely with some travel to Wolverhampton.

Skills Required:

Significant experience managing complex IT change projects demonstrable track record of delivery In depth knowledge and demonstrable application of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices, as well as the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
Formal Project Management Qualification Competent user of Planview & Jira toolsets Experience of programme delivery Manufacturing environment

Experience Required:

Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project / programme management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project / programme and business environment. Understands the need for and how to flex your leadership style to effectively manage teams working to a Waterfall v. Agile methodology Proven experience of complex stakeholder management, successfully balancing communications and expectations of stakeholders with different views Methodical detailed approach to work Strong analytical skills to identify how one issue can impact on another and put in place the required interventions through support and/or from own knowledge base Ability to manage significant risks and issues Excellent communication skills Proven supplier management experience Commercially astute thinking Ability to work to tight timescales Strong influencing and negotiation skills Comfortable and content with changes of scope and adapting plans/approach accordingly Personal Profile Demonstrable leadership and team building skills Enthusiastic, energetic character who motivates projects teams to deliver Extensive experience delivering SAP IT projects Extensive experience working on large IT Programmes Self-starter, can work independently Able to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels Willing to be flexible with working hours Ability to work in a time-constrained environment

All Programme deliverables realise their intended benefits in full and meet relevant time/cost/quality milestones Accurate Financial planning / management of the Programme to budget Timely resource planning / management (motivated & delivery focused team) Compliance to PMO and Resource Management processes Stakeholder
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities Leads the successful delivery of the EMC transformation programme , through identifying, planning and coordinating tasks, ensuring priorities, interdependencies and resources are managed effectively. Proactively plans and optimises resources, supported by the Resource Management team, in line with business priorities so that a realistic delivery team and programme is established and maintained. This includes sourcing and managing third parties and Solution Integration (SI) partners Plans, directs, and co-ordinates programme activities to manage an initiative from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage; plans, schedules, monitors and reports on activities related to the EMC transformation Programme, using the appropriate methodology and tools. Actively collaborates with Service Design & Transition and Service Delivery Manager to ensure engagement occurs at appropriate points throughout the lifecycle of the programme to facilitate a seamless handover to operational support as part of programme delivery and closure Works with the Product Manager(s) to ensure required processes are followed to ensure continuity of service of the affected products Leads the Programme team in translating requirements into operational plans, as per the relevant delivery methodology Ensure dependencies are identified and managed between the various workstreams within the programme Timely reporting of programme & workstreams via the appropriate tools (Jira/Planview) in line with appropriate delivery methodology and delivery governance processes Partner with relevant process owners and Product Managers to ensure that all programme deliverables are met. Manages third party suppliers and Solution Integration (SI) partners.

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George Westhorp

George Westhorp

Consultant | Key Accounts Contracts
T: +44 (0)1206 212101