Business Project Manager (Not IT Project Manager)
Redhill, United Kingdom
£55,000 - £65,000 plus excellent package (bonus, PMI, 30 days holiday etc.)
Fantastic opportunity to join a leading financial services company on the Redhill/ Reigate border.
They have a new permanent opportunity to join their business project office team.
The job holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of assigned projects, working closely with our internal and external teams as well as coordinating with external technical suppliers to successfully deliver projects in line with agreed scope, timelines and budgets. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that the project governance framework is adhered to and for all components of the project delivery to include progress reporting to the sponsor and other key stakeholders.
Responsibilities will include;
*Leading development of the project plans through sourcing and analysis of information from relevant teams and stakeholders, ensuring the project scope and impact is clear and agreed by the Sponsor before initiation and changes to scope are tracked throughout delivery
*Leading the project reporting processes, setting a clear framework and allocating tasks to the project team and acting as an escalation point for the project team around reporting if required, engaging with stakeholders to clarify requirements and ensure the necessary data is received. Will be the sign-off point for project reporting, responsible for the content and accuracy of information presented
*Owning specific project budgets as agreed in the Business Case, allocating costs and monitoring utilisation
*Responsible for maintaining a forward view of spend against budget, and flagging potential over or under spends to project governance early for discussion and decision on recommendation actions to address
*Accountable for establishing and managing the end-to-end project delivery approach, in line with internal methodologies including the CTO Gated Governance and T&O Design Assurance & Project Implementation Management (PIM)
*Responsible for delivering projects / programmes subject to the mid-range level of governance within the organisation, as a result of their cost/ impact (typically £1-5M budgets)
*Accountable for establishing and leading the governance framework, including setting the Steering Group membership, objectives and meeting frequency and chairing the meetings
*Ensure robust application of risk & issue management and standards, embedding this practice in the day-to-day delivery of the project
*Own the creation and delivery of a project communication plan with defined comms objectives and key messages agreed with the Sponsor, identifying and mapping stakeholders and ensure their information needs are met with the comms plan
*Build strong relationships across the project team and stakeholders in support of effective collaboration and successful delivery of the Business Case
*Act as comms lead for the project / programme, able to clearly articulate the project objectives and status to stakeholders in written and verbal formats as required
*This role would be expected to work in a matrix structure (leading a team of up to 10 FTE), influencing colleagues as required to meet project objectives
*Other reasonable ad hoc duties as required
What we're looking for
*Previous project management experience having had extensive experience working in a business environment, with Financial Services sector experience desirable but not essential
*Understanding of agile and waterfall project management methodologies with examples of structuring and delivering projects within both environments
*(APMP/ APM PQ (practitioner qualification) or APM RPP (registered project professional) desirable but not essential, although ability to demonstrate equivalent level of understanding and evidence of successful management of projects will be accepted as an alternative
*Experience managing teams of c.10 resources in a matrix environment is required
*Evidence of successful teamwork and ability to influence and engage colleagues is required
*Strong verbal communication skills with immediate team and stakeholders across the organisation, including senior management
*Able to both create and deliver presentations to a range of audiences
*Contribute to the creation and delivery of an effective project communication plan that supports successful delivery of the projects objectives
*Able to produce excellent written communications that simplify complex issues into clear and concise messages
*Able to influence and facilitate stakeholder alignment on the common goals of the project / programme
What's on offer
Range of benefits available which include:
* 30 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.
* Pension contribution. Minimum 3% with an employer matched contribution.
* Corporate rates for private medical insurance and other insurance products
* Employee assistant programme
* Enhanced family friendly policies
* Sharesave scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Discounts on high street brands
* Local retail discounts
Other things you need to know
The hours of work will be 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday. The salary range is between £50k - £60k per annum.
TLP Consultancy Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy