Service Owner

Service Owner required for an initial 3 month contract based in South East England

Responsibilities:

– Implements best practice standards in programme delivery management and governance.
– Provides assurance on collective project delivery and business value improvement.
– Manages programme resources conflicts and the interdependency between projects.

Key Accountabilities:

– Specific tasks / activities, management, reporting, interfaces etc.
– Responsible for the delivery of programme outcomes in a way that optimises the business value.
– Accountable for the delivery of projects within a programme
– Management of project interdependencies to maximise programme efficiency

Business Engagement:

– To work closely with internal clients and stakeholder teams to ensure that the programme continues to be strongly aligned with their strategy.
– Establish and manage appropriate governance for the programme at project and programme level.
– Ensure that programme schedules and dependencies are up to date and factored into their plans

Programme Control:

– Ensure consistent project level controls are in place and are working
– Establish programme level controls and appropriate reporting
– Analyse project and programme information to optimise programme delivery

Procurement & Vendor Management:

– Establish close day to day working relationships with suppliers to ensure optimal provision of products and services.
– Work with our client’s procurement and vendor managers to optimise supplier performance at project and programme level

Team Leadership & People Development:

– Lead, manage and guide project managers to enable them to implement their project plans
– Demonstrate the leadership behaviours, coaching, mentoring, and developing your team.
– Develop a positive and professional team culture.

Compliance:

– Ensure compliance with our client’s technical policies and technology standards.
– Ensure compliance with the IT&S project methodology the IT&S Project Delivery Method (PDM)
– Essential Criteria:
– Specific demonstrable experience/ skills/ behaviours/ qualifications (vocational, Degree/Masters/Doctorate, professional) expected for the role.
– A project management background with a proven track record in programme and Project delivery.
– Proven experience of managing large teams of people and multi-million budgets.
– Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience in identifying key stakeholders and building successful relationships with clients and customers, internal resources, and peers, as well as team development and leadership.
– External qualifications Must have current project management qualification, PMI PgMP is preferred but PMI PMP, APM Practitioner or Prince2 Practitioner are accepted alternatives


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