Project Manager

RLE International Product Development lt
Up to £55,000pa DOE (6 Month Fixed Term)
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
RLE International is currently working closely with their Colchester based Client, who is seeking GTS Project Manager to join their expanding team based in Colchester. This role is a fixed term contract basis of 6 months initially, with the potential to extend thereafter

Our Client is the leading global provider of outsourced business solutions for the automotive industry. They have the hands-on experience of automotive best practices, the state-of-the-art technology and the in-depth information to boost company efficiency and profitability.

The Project Manager will be a key member of the Global Technology Services PMO Team, and as such he/she will have the opportunity to work tightly with a team of highly skilled software developers and IT professionals, providing specialised technology to both our internal and external clients.

Focused on project execution, this position requires strong partnership across the GTS group, as well as the wider organisation. From handling small change requests to managing large and complex projects from inception through final execution and conclusion, you will be actively involved across the entire product life cycle.

Global Technology Services is committed in our Mission & Purpose to:

- Create value for our customer
- Enable Client growth through technology based services
- Drive innovation both internally and externally

Candidate Responsibilities

- Develop, document and communicate business requirements for each project, with clarity of scope and expected outcomes
- Set specific and measurable goals and objectives for a project team
- Manage a project team against a work plan
- Effectively manage communication and engagement across a global community of stakeholders
- Proactively monitor and routinely report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
- Identify, collate or create all documentation required during the project phase and for thorough handover
- Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
- Actively seek out process improvement initiatives, with the goal to improve business process cycle times and the overall quality of output/service.
- Any other tasks required to support the business from the GTS perspective.

Candidate Specification

- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
- Project Management certification (PMP/Prince2/Agile) preferred.
- At least 5 years of experience in project management. Previous experience in the delivery of software projects within a multinational company is preferred. Agile project management experience would be advantageous.

Competencies and Skills required

- Proficiency in all MS Office tools is required.
- Working knowledge of Jira Agile and/or Clarizen project management software is preferred.
- Comfortable with a fast pace of change, while ensuring continuity of current activities.
- Ability to perform formal analysis and provide written interpretations of findings
- Ability to foster motivation within the project team to meet tight deadlines.
- A flexible and yet structured and logical approach; able to handle multiple tasks, think and plan ahead and build in contingencies.
- Excellent problem-solving skills coupled with the ability to understand complex information and assess requirements.
- The ability to work within budget limits.
- Ability to act under strong pressure and to manage crisis situations efficiently.
- Ability to work independently with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- High-level of professional English language skill required (written and spoken).

Working hours

- Full time and prepared to work overtime when needed

What we offer

- Competitive salary
- Skills development though exposure to wide-ranging technology and projects
- Friendly and motivated team orientated environment
- Flexible working hours, by arrangement
- Laptop
- Business expenses
- Other company benefits: - 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
- Company contributory pension plan
- Cash back health care scheme (benefit value approx. £675)
- Life assurance
- 20 days full pay sick days (after three months service)
- Salary exchange childcare vouchers
- Cycle2work scheme
- Car salary exchange scheme