Project Manager

Recruiter
aap3
Location
Manchester
Posted
08 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
As an independent innovation project manager you will lead one or more innovation projects.

You will be empowered to drive projects as you see fit, to deliver an innovation demonstrator/proof-of-concept.

Agency and advocacy are critical soft skills along with technical project management competencies.

Description of day-to-day responsibilities:

Lead innovation project delivery: shape proposition, coordinate and drive forward project partner contributions, coordinate project contribution including technical (leading between 1-3 projects, depending on complexity)

Advocate for the projects inside and outside the company.

Build internal relationships required to ensure successful project delivery.

Coordinate resources (hardware, subcontractor contributions)

Lead quarterly project reviews with government

Liaise with Innovation marketing and communications for project dissemination

Work with Commercialisation/Business Development lead to aid project commercialisation.

Provide updates and content as required to the Head of Innovation Delivery.

Other tasks as required from time to time by the Head of Innovation Delivery

Technical skills required

Desirable:

MBA

An interest in technology & how it can solve our biggest challenges

Willingness to work with ambiguity, vacuum and gaps.

Must have:

Good written communication skills

Good problem-solving creativity

Project management qualification or relevant experience

Bachelor’s degree

Excellent time-management and organisation

Good MS Office skills, particularly Word and Excel

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with people in the team and external partners

Soft skills:

Leadership

Confident, motivated, articulate

Resourceful

A willingness to embrace and advocate for new ideas

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