Head of Programme - Resource Planning and Skills Development

Cooper Lomaz Bury St Edmunds
13 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Programme - Resource Planning and Skills Development
Up to £69,000 salary + market leading package (up to £88,000 with package)

An exclusive job with one of the most respected employers in Cambridge. This global business dedicates itself to improving the lives of the people around the world, working in an agile way with a wide array of other organisations. They provide one of the best working environments in Cambridge, with a close knit team who influence and effect productivity across the globe. This is one of those rare jobs where you will sit within a leadership team that is highly visible and accessible to your business, while having responsibility for resource planning and delivery capability for tens of millions of £ worth of projects and programmes.

This company operates a demand and supply model, where project requirements are clearly communicated from the business. You will work alongside the PMO and Portfolio function to build resource plans and the capability to deliver against these requirements. You will need to leverage your experience to identify the balance required between formal project management approaches, effective project governance and excessive adherence to formal principles. You will be using project management processes as an enabler that is a benefit to Project Managers and all their stakeholders.

Crucially you will also be responsible for a permanent project management team, sourcing interim project managers and nurturing interdependent relationships with Service Providers. You will be instrumental in identifying and establishing new partnerships with third party suppliers, enabling the business to flex up and down to meet demand.

Summary of key responsibilities;
- Programme Resource Planning
- Development of Project Management skill sets within the business.
- Creating a culture of continuous improvement
- Management of Permanent Project Management team and sourcing contract project management
- Enhancement and development of project management toolkit
- Developing relationships with Service Providers.

You will ideally have experience working in a regulated environment and an international business. You will also have;
- Experience with both IT and Business Change Projects / Programmes
- Extensive experience in resource planning
- Experience hiring, managing and developing Project Managers
- Existing relationships with global vendors / service providers

If you are excited about the opportunity to have a genuine impact, resourcing for diverse projects and promoting a consistent approach to project delivery then I would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This is an opportunity to work for a business that is respected across the world and is endeavouring to constantly adapt and improve the way it works to benefit everyone

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