IT Finance Project Manger

Eversheds Sutherland
Birmingham, UK
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland is a top 15 global law firm, formed in 2017 with thecombination of US based international firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan andthe European based international firm Eversheds. The firm now operates inover 36 countries, has 67 offices and in 2018 its 2,850 lawyers and 5,000 staff generated $1.175bn in revenue, an increase of 10%.

In 2017 Eversheds Sutherland acted for 72 of the Fortune 100, 120 of the Fortune 200 and 61 of the FTSE100 and the client list includes organisations such as Microsoft and Facebook. The firm provides a full range legal services, including corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, energy and infrastructure, insurance and financial services, human capital, intellectual property, real estate and construction and tax.

The business has a strong cultural identity and values it lives by which help their clients, people and communities thrive. Together they are: Collaborative, Creative, Professional, Inclusive and Open. The firm is consistently recognised for its innovative culture and service and have been named as a "Top Ten Game Changer" of the past 10 years by the FT Innovative Lawyer report, they were ranked 8th by the FT in the FT50 of the most innovative law firms in Europe and won the Legal Services Innovation award at the British Legal Awards.

PG/IO Team:

International Operations

Position Type:



Birmingham, with some travel to Leeds and London

Role Name:

Project Manager - Finance & HR Systems

Reports to:

Programme Manager - Finance & HR Systems

About the Role:

Eversheds Sutherland are seeking an experienced IT Project Manager to join our existing Project delivery team. You will be reporting to the Programme Manager for Finance & HR systems and responsible for the day to day delivery of a number of high profile/critical projects.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the full project lifecycle through design, planning, build, deployment and lessons learned.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of 3rd parties and internal team members working on the delivery of the project.
  • Creation and ownership of MS project plans, identify and understand dependencies and ensure realistic delivery dates. Report progress against baseline for key milestones.
  • Creation and ownership of the project RAID log, responsible for the ensuring the resolution of all issues and the identification of mitigations for risks.
  • Responsible for ensuring engagement of key stakeholders and keeping them engaged and up to date with project progress.
  • Understand and communicate technical solutions and designs to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Working closely with IT, business and 3rd party vendors to understand requirements and deliver effective designs.
  • Responsible for reporting of the project status, planning and budget management.
  • Manage, motivate and monitor cross functional teams.
  • Responsible of handover of solutions to support teams (internal and external) as part of service introduction along with production of relevant handover documentation.

Skills & Experience

  • 3 years + experience in delivering finance or HR change projects
  • Prince 2 certified
  • Good understanding of Finance processes

  • Experience of working with external suppliers including large outsource providers
  • Previous finance background or Finance systems support
  • Experience of cloud technologies, SAAS services

Personal Attributes
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects
  • Good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties
  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including MSP and PRINCE2
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems

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