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Applications Project Manager - Finance

  • Salary: £320 - £340 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 14/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377385A

Role: Applications Project Manager - Finance
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Manchester or Leeds with travel to both sites
Duration: 3-6 months


Task description

  • Delivery and management of multiple projects, responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.
  • Schedule management: develop and maintain schedules
  • Financial management: Accountable for the project cost base, manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly review
  • Risk management: identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies. Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary
  • Change management: Manage change on the project ensuring that change is appropriately configuration managed. Identify the impactors for both customer and project initiated change requests and manage the production of accurate responses in a timely manner. Facilitate the production and distribution of any necessary tech notes and arrange impacting workshops as necessary
  • Customer management: Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders. Ensure regular formal checkpoints take place with the customer and that the client is kept appraised of progress on a regular basis. Take the role of a single point of contact for the customer and attend to any ad-hoc queries. Develop trusting and professional relationships at all levels of the client organisation. Seek new opportunities to improve the client business and generate revenue.
  • Resource management: Work with resource managers to fully resource project and accurately forecast and record staffing demand and costs. Agree assignments and provide reviews in a timely manner. Ensure that HR policies are adhered to and that team members are released when no longer required by the project. Actively mentor and coach others within the project team
  • Proposal management: Good level of commercial awareness, develop and present business cases, feasibility and design proposals. Proficient at managing the impacting and estimating process for proposals and change requests. Develop solid recommendations and solutions and assess requirements and the value delivered to the client
  • Communication management: Produce the project governance plan and define the project RACI matrix and organisation structure. Chair regular project checkpoints and ad-hoc meetings. Report project progress to line management, client, stakeholders and the account leadership team. Where necessary, provide clear and concise escalations to specific parties

Mandatory business skills

Good communicator, Ability to influence and coach others, Excellent team working skills, Strong understanding of the e2e process, Good client facing skills, Good conflict management and negotiation skills

Please submit CVs in the first instance

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