IT Resource Planning Manager

11 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Shape our future and yours…

Specsavers is an exciting, fast moving, innovative organisation experiencing exceptional year on year growth. With a turnover of £2.6bn and successful operations in 10 countries, we are the largest privately owned optical business in the world. We have an ambitious expansion and growth plans that continue to generate a variety of inspiring and demanding change initiatives. Together with our partners, our purpose is to passionately provide best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare services to everybody, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations everytime.

Our vision is to be the fastest growing, most innovative, trusted and dynamic consumer healthcare business.

As a result, we’re adding to our team. If you’re an energetic and professional IT Resource Planning Manager who is looking to work for a great organisation, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Specsavers Global Technology PPMO has end to end accountability for the workforce supply and demand across the design, delivery and support departments. This is a core service offering, enabling the capacity planning and resource management of the Specsavers physical and digital customer experience, supply chain and Group operations portfolios.

As a IT Resource Planning Manager within Specsavers, you will be ensuring the portfolio demand is adequately sourced for the set horizons, and the portfolio forecast is aligned with the latest approved budget.

Essential skills and experience:
* Demonstrable experience in Investment and Capacity Planning, and Resource Management Lead roles a sizeable programme/portfolio within a Global commercial environment.
* Demonstrable finance business process and solution experience.
* Experience in Waterfall and Agile contexts.
* Advanced Microsoft Excel experience and extensive experience on PPM tools (Keydin, Planview, Clarity). Working experience with MS Project/ MS Project Server.
* Excellent communication – able to engage confidently with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels, verbally, in writing, visually, on camera and through presentation. Able to distil complex ideas into short descriptions which are easily understood by both technical and non-technical audiences. An active listener.
* Concise.
* Great organisational and stakeholder management skills – able to capture, track and report progress clearly to a variety of stakeholders.
* Evidence of taking ownership of tasks and leading PPMO initiatives in defining, implementing and owning capacity planning and resource management processes and tools.
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Based in Whiteley near Fareham, we offer you a challenging IT Resource Planning Manager position with excellent opportunities along with a car allowance, bonus, profit share, private healthcare, private dental, life assurance, permanent health insurance and an array of other benefits. You are guaranteed to work with an experienced team where you can develop your skills, experience and knowledge.

Specsavers is an exciting and growing business. We’re looking for a talented and exceptional Portfolio Capacity Planning Manager, eager for the opportunity and freedom to make their contribution.

It's going to be an exciting journey - and you could be part of it

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