Senior Project Manager-IT Focus

Coventry Building Society
Coventry, West Midlands
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Project Manager

We’re looking for a Senior Project Manager to successfully deliver large,
complex  change projects, many of which will have a significant IT
dimension. Someone who follows our Change Framework, working closely with
business stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes and benefits.

Role Content

  • Reporting to and working closely with a Change Portfolio manager
    planning and proactively managing projects, or complex work-streams,
    through the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to implementation and
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders effectively, anticipating
    points of resistance, and developing plans to mitigate or address the
  • Ensuring appropriate governance and risk management is achieved
    through application of project management standards

Monitoring project costs against budget and progress against plan,
applying proactive/creative solutions where appropriate
These are exciting times for the Change team at the Coventry, as we balance
the continued smooth implementation of regulatory change and business
enhancements with a huge investment in IT and Business Process
transformation. As we progress on a journey that will shape the future of
the organisation we are seeking talented individuals, experienced in IT
delivery, who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience
for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the
opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work
in an environment where personal and professional development is taken

What we’ll be looking for in you as a Senior Project Manager

Expertise in the management of change, with evidence of ability
to work within a structured project management delivery framework, ideally
including SCRUM / Agile methodologies.  Prince 2 or a similar qualification
would also be advantageous.

  • A team player but with demonstrable evidence of strong leadership
    and influencing skills in a matrix managed environment
  • Knowledge of business analysis techniques, the software
    development lifecycle and standard testing regimes
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in the delivery of projects
    containing one or more of the following delivery components is strongly
  •  Infrastructure, especially datacentre
  • Delivery Channel integration
  • SAAS and other “as a service” solutions
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent communication skills at all level of the business with
    an ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with both
    internal and external parties.
  • A passion and commitment to helping grow our teams through
    knowledge share and developing others