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Technical Project Manager

Job Location: Buckinghamshire  |  Hybrid
Salary & Benefits: Up to £80k per annum
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We are looking for a Technical Project Manager to join a global group of life-saving technology companies providing innovative solutions to many of the key health and environmental problems facing the world today.

This is a great opportunity to be part of one of the top-performing businesses in the FTSE index operating in over 20 countries.

The role.

As Project Manager, you will report to the Programme Director and will be responsible for scoping, planning, and managing the successful delivery of various technology-driven projects of change across the business. These will focus on Workday, HR and other ATS System implementations.

You will successfully manage multiple projects, sometimes concurrently, to deliver business and operational value. These projects will varyingly run across HQ and/or the 40+ individual companies that make up the group.

As Project Manager, your days will look like this.

You will

  • Scope and plan each project from start to completion, including mapping plans to benefits, identifying staffing requirements / milestones / deliverables / timelines, and sourcing resources to deliver.
  • Manage multiple projects running concurrently, noting that new projects will be added on an ongoing basis.
  • Hands-on, detailed project management in multiple settings, applying project management best practices and principles to every initiative, including project plans, RACIs, RAIDs, templates, etc
  • Manage resources assigned to programmes, supervising all internal and external resources to provide feedback and resolve complex problems.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress for the end-to-end project lifecycle.
  • Use change control methods to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs.
  • Prepare budget views based on project scope and staffing requirements.
  • Convert budget views into financial trackers for the purpose of tracking and managing budgets / forecasts / actuals across projects.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Stakeholder management – manage stakeholders across multiple purposes, in a complex global environment.
  • Risk management – perform active risk tracking and resolution to mitigate against project failures.
  • Partner management – engage with and manage partner organisations and service integrators to deliver on the key technology initiatives.
  • Vendor management – establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Establish “business as usual” processes for delivered projects (like software updates etc).
  • Build and maintain implementation roadmaps across the Technology landscape, and drive phased approach for execution.
  • Apply agile principles of project management and delivery to achieve results.

About you.

You should have a track record of delivery excellence, with experience in successfully executing evolving technology change projects across back-office and front-office as well as being comfortable working across multiple complex projects simultaneously.

As the Technical Project Manager, you will have an entrepreneurial “can-do approach”. Determination, creativity, and resilience will be your strengths, only overtaken by your ferocious work ethic.

The Project Manager will be highly resourceful and pragmatic, always finding a way to get to the right answer. You’ll be comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial, high-growth investment environment, and understand the complexity and challenges of navigating a business through this phase of its lifecycle.

In terms of the technical and commercial experience that’s required, you’ll be expected to have

  • Demonstrated experience implementing Workday or other ATS systems
  • Significant experience of delivering multiple Technology transformation programs simultaneously and working in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong experience in internal and external resource management
  • At least 5 years of technology project management experience, with budget responsibility.
  • Knowledge of various project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and others).
  • Previous practical experience of working in an Agile environment and utilizing relevant tools, such as Azure DevOps.
  • Ability to apply strategic thinking and demonstrate understanding of requirements to execute.
  • Proven success in working with teams and executive leadership in a complex, global company environment.
  • Proven experience working in a matrix environment, and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Prince II or PMP certifications are preferred but not essential.

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status, or family circumstances.

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