Project Management Career Function

Typical job titles within this function include:

  • Head of Project Office
  • Project Manager / Senior Project Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager

The role profile below will give you an insight into a typical opportunity within the Project Management office.

Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager, reporting to the Global Head of Project Office will take pride in significantly contributing to process improvement initiatives, whilst working closely with our business stakeholders to define and achieve our shared customers’ goals of solving real-world problems.

About the Role:

Manage a portfolio of complex global initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business

Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

Full project life cycle ownership and project delivery; including full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously

Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives

Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities

Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership; manage project scope and changes

Manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues

Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, and key stakeholders

Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline

Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques

About your Talent:

A proven track record of significant project management/delivery across a breadth of services and products, preferably within a related sector. Including tracking and planning projects that consistently deliver to target

Commercially astute, with extensive experience of working effectively in partnership with multiple work-streams within a cross-functional environment, ensuring delivery against commitments are achieved whilst working collaboratively

Demonstrable experience of full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support this

Proactively monitoring and controlling project costs against budget and progress against plan; consistently identifying and mitigating potential risks and issues where appropriate

Demonstrated experience across all phases of New Product Introduction (NPI)/ business/process change

Outstanding communication skills, with the natural ability to convey complex ideas simply in various formats, suitable to audiences of all levels

Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations

Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence

Natural ability to build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives

Degree (or equivalent) in engineering or technology / business management disciplines

Qualification in project management (e.g. APMP, Prince II practitioner) would be a distinct advantage as would membership of a recognised body / chartered status (or plan to achieve this)

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