Programme Manager

Smith & Reed
Plymouth, UK
12 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Supplier of innovative IT solutions to a UK client base is looking to recruit a Programme Manager to ensure that their Project Portfolio is prioritised and delivered in line with Customer requirements, within agreed timescales and to the quality expected. The post is the primary Programme liaison point between Microtest and clients across the UK.

Key Tasks

Build and maintain appropriate working relationships with the key stakeholders.
MT senior management representative at customer tele-conferences/meetings
Member of the MT Executive Management Team with responsibilities for day to management of business activities
Develop a knowledge of all projects in the Microtest portfolio to a level where they can be discussed in detail both internally and with customers.
Formulate appropriate delivery strategies to support overall business priorities.
Develop and maintain the Project Portfolio Roadmap amending it as necessary dependent upon changing business needs and drivers
Ensure that all periodic and regular plans and documents are reviewed and updated in a timely manner to ensure that all Programme deliverables are achieved within their timescales.
Help to define the deliverables, priorities and resource requirements for projects, and assist in management their development and on-time delivery.
To conduct project presentations and compile reports to people at all levels (including board level).
To interpret, answer, and/or take forward any enquiry or query, in a responsive and caring manner in order to achieve a timely and satisfactory conclusion.
To communicate with both in-house and third party representatives, to ensure that project delivery is not hindered during any phase.
To establish trust that you are acting effectively and efficiently on behalf of the company by way of communication and liaison.

Knowledge and Skills
A proven track record of successful programme/project on-time implementation preferably in a software environment.
Experience of large Public Sector Procurements and frameworks
Team management experience, comfortable matrix managing large project teams.
Experience of managing resources over wide spread geographical areas.
Excellent client facing skills.
Good negotiating skills.
Experience of the whole project life cycle, able to operate in the initial conceptual design stage, in the depths of system testing, and at each stage in between
Thorough knowledge of MS Project, Agile working and development and Prince 2.
Experience of working in an ISO compliant organisation is desirable.
The ability to foster motivation within the project team to meet tight deadlines.
The ability to have a strong impact and influence key decisions

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