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This role is responsible for independently managing projects of medium cost and/or complexity (generally up to c.£300k for Project Managers and £1.5m for Senior Project managers) with few dependencies, or delivering a larger project with support from a Programme Manager.

The Project Manager is expected to have experience of working within a formal project management methodology and be able to deliver consistently to the required standards and processes as defined by the CPMO. The Project Manager will be expected to engage across numerous stakeholder groups, communicating comfortably with senior management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management:

  • Delivery of projects according to agreed time/budget/scope/quality/change control criteria
  • Defining, sourcing and managing the necessary resources to complete these projects making timely changes where necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Ensuring the development of accurate project plans and budgets, finding improvements to efficiency and effectiveness in the use of project resources, reporting variances to senior management where there is likely to be a significant impact on agreed delivery parameters
  • Effectively controlling the issues, risk, dependencies and changes in scope, ensuring timely intervention and communication to stakeholders
  • Conducting regular reviews of project outcomes, both with the project team and with project stakeholders during and after the delivery has been completed
  • Providing input into decision-making with stakeholders
  • Ensuring stakeholders are provided with appropriate timely advice during and after project delivery
  • Effectively and accurately escalating and communicating issues as appropriate

Performance Management:

  • Understand and participate in Performance for Growth ensuring stretching personal objectives, a personal development plan and regular self and team feedback
  • Comply with the Training and Competency requirements and complete required training in a timely manner

Regulatory, Governance, Control and Assurance:

  • Adhere to all regulatory requirements within role responsibility and escalate issues quickly
  • Pro-actively identify risks and make recommendation to mitigate these
  • Understand and adhere to specific regulatory obligations and company policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Strong knowledge of project management methodology and tools including software.
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and processes and PC desktop applications
  • Strong knowledge of business unit products and operations
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Strong knowledge of legislation and regulations impacting business unit industry
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strong leadership, team building, and influencing skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task and manage resources in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to interact with senior executives at all levels
  • Ability to travel
  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent qualification
  • 5+ years minimum functional experience
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