IT Project Manager - Applications

  • Location:

    Coventry, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Role: IT Project Manager - Applications

Location: Coventry

Duration: 3 months

Day rate: Negotiable (PAYE only)

Our client are a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 11,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Our clients IT team works closely with functions across the business to identify develop and deploy business systems globally. The Business Systems IT PM will own and deliver a varied portfolio of application transformation projects ranging from application version upgrades to delivery of new application solutions.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, resourceful and resilient project manager capable of managing multiple IT delivery projects with challenging timescales. They will have experience of working with and delivering IT capabilities across globally spread teams using a structured project management methodology.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the business teams, IT architects and project sponsor to define and deliver a wide range of IT Projects and Programmes to the business requirements.
  • Work with senior management on the RFP process to identify and appoint the 3rd party delivery partners.
  • Be the prime project interface for internal stakeholders and customers. Facilitate creation of communication plans.
  • Develop resource plans and ensure appropriate internal and 3rd party resources are engaged, directed and co-ordinated in a timely manner.
  • Develop and execute the plan for delivering project milestones and manage all costs and internal and external resources to ensure on-time delivery of the project plans.
  • Work with the IT PMO to implement effective project governance and follow the approved gated review processes.
  • Establish appropriate performance metrics and track performance for each project, provide status updates to senior IT and business leadership, and escalate issues for resolution in a timely manner.
  • Control project requirements, scope, and change management issues and proactively manage project risks.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and take active part in improving IT processes through lessons learned.

Primary working relationships & interfaces:

  • Business subject matter experts
  • Business leaders, managers and users
  • 3rd party software and service providers
  • Group IT - architects, security, PMO, applications support team

Key skills and experience required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Project management qualification or equivalent.
  • Track record of delivering projects in a matrix organisation through multiple vendors.
  • Knowledge/awareness of applications landscape and experience of managing and delivering complex IT projects.
  • Experience of working in manufacturing, aerospace or automotive sector.
  • Interest in managing change and leading and coaching teams during the business change process.

To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.

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