Senior Project Manager

£55000 - £60000 per annum
10 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to another exceptional year they are looking for an ambitious, highly motivated Senior Project Manager for their market leading software products business. You will be an exceptional leader, demonstrating a strong delivery ethic and experience of delivering large scale software solutions in fast paced environments. Responsible for delivering their largest project to aggressive timelines and to exacting standards, you will also provide oversight and governance for more junior project managers and their projects.

Reporting to the Operations Director your primary responsibility will be to lead the creation of end-to-end plans for the design, development and implementation of new solutions across all lifecycle phases and manage the subsequent delivery of those plans. You will also have responsibility for driving the establishment of effective governance and project management practices across the entirety of the delivery team, ensuring that projects are initiated and delivered in a controlled manner, with effective management information, reporting and risk management.

With a demonstrable track record of success in agile software development environments, you will also play a lead role in establishing mature agile management practices across the organisation and driving a continuous improvement agenda for this market leading, fast growing business.

Responsibilities include:

- Leading the creation of end-to-end delivery plans for new software products, ensuring plans find the right balance between aggressive timelines and delivery certainty
- Establishment of standardised project management practices, from project / programme inception through to implementation
- Driving the delivery of our largest projects, ensuring deadlines and exacting quality standards are met, with effective management of risk to ensure threats to milestones are identified and mitigated early
- Providing governance oversight to a number of other projects across the business, supporting and coaching more junior project managers to effectively deliver
- Establishing highly motivated teams and providing demonstrable, visible leadership to ensure morale remains high at all times
- Facilitate effective project close-down processes, capturing lessons learned and relevant documentation and ensuring improvements are made to future project deliveries
- Establishment of an effective governance and reporting structure to monitor project health across the business and ensure timely and meaningful management information is made available to senior management

Qualifications and Skills:

- Proven project management experience in a technology driven business
- Prince 2 (or equivalent) qualified with experience of Agile
- Passionate about collaborative team delivery
- Excellent communicator
- MS Office and Project experience, also any experience of JIRA would be an advantage
- Analytical with strong problem solving skills

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