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9278 - Programme Manager

  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91337




£55K - £65K P/A + BENEFITS


Full benefits package includes - Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts etc

Why Recruiting?

A world leading security and technology service provider who have invested billions of pounds in their services working with the most high profile clients on the most cutting edge projects. This role is available as they are expanding the Bid division.

The Job

You will responsible for development and maintenance of positive engagement with programme customers, partners and supplier while operating in a safe and secure manner and embedding a culture in line with the company's values.

Delivery of the Programme outcomes, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales) and ensuring programme members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the company's performance management system.
You will be resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the programme and collaborating across the company and leading the embedding of improvement in the company's project and programme management function, as agreed with IDT Leads and the Performance Excellence team.
Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work. Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.
You will be responsible for reporting progress on all accountabilities to IDT Lead (or their delegate).
As part of the Bid team, support the opportunity lead in negotiations with potential partners and suppliers; provide supporting information, data and insight to the commercial lead to better position negotiations with the customer.
Work across business and functional boundaries within the company to build and lead winning bid teams that produce compelling offers which meet and exceed customer expectations, and contribute to in-year order success and position for future order intake pipeline success.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

* Leadership; being able to establish the vision and direction for the programme (in line with the ISBP), to influence and align others towards this common purpose, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.
* Management; Effective management of resources to maximise productivity and experience of working within a balanced matrix.
* Integrity; being open, honest and doing the right thing. Keeping promises, admitting when I don't have the answer and when I have made a mistake.
* Communication; being able to effectively communicate as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
* Stakeholder Management; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the programme outcomes.
* Teamwork; being able to create an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.
* Human Resource Management; supporting functional teams (including HR) to develop and manage our people in line with legal requirements and company policy.
* Business Development; being able to identify, develop and deliver solutions to our customers' problems within an appropriate commercial framework to maximise benefit to both our customers and the company.
* Negotiation & Conflict Management; being able to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
* Change Management; being able to develop and enact a structured approach to organisational change in support of the company's vision, enrolling the impacted people to embrace the changes required to deliver the desired benefits.
* Benefits Management; being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from the activities conducted within the programme.
* Individual strengths; Ability to: make sound judgements and influence senior people, operate with minimal supervision, and collect information from a diverse set of sources and to collaborate with people in technical fields, both internal and external to the company. An individual with a strong team working ethic

Essential Experience & Qualifications

* MSP Practitioner or equivalent APM qualification.
* Demonstrable capability to International Project Management Association Level A.
* Experience gained, typically rather than necessarily, between 4-6 of leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function; successful delivery of programmes or complex projects.
* Experience leading programmes or complex projects to 3 different customers.
* Strong understanding and experience in Shipley - Experience of bidding processes and procedures in order to manage the programmatic elements of a complex bid.
* Demonstrable management experience.
* Results focussed stakeholder management; influencing executive level and senior business leaders / budget holders.
* Degree level educated or equivalent in relevant discipline.
* Appreciation of defence or civil IT market sectors.
* Good interpersonal skills to succeed by networking and integrating across formal organisation boundaries.
* Commercial acumen, politically astute with influencing, negotiating and presentation skills.
* Strong communication skills, underpinning proactive and efficient stakeholder / customer management.

Desirable Experience & Qualifications

* PM Experience leading the delivery of medium to large complex programmes in Defence
* PM Experience leading the bidding of medium to large complex programmes in Defence
* Knowledge of the company governance processes.

To Apply

If you're ready to apply, fantastic! Click "apply" and if your CV is shortlisted I will call for an initial chat/screening in confidence within the next week.

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