Program Manager

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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  • Salary:

    £450.00 - £510.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Fatima Aidarus

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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A Program Manager is the most senior accountable owner of project and program delivery, recovery and sale. He/she combines a track record of contractual and commercial successes, combined with a technical astuteness which enables him or her to support turnarounds, maintenance of timelines and fulfilment of contractual obligations.

Duration: 6 months
Rate: 450.00-510.00 per day
Location: Milton Keynes
Role Responsibilities:

  • To translation of the client's strategy into measurable business results and will be the primary leader ensuring IT investments and initiatives are aligned with business strategy and priorities.
  • To lead, motivate and take accountability for a team that delivers key direction and tools to the broader organization and is viewed as a critical and accountable owner of program delivery.
  • This role within the clients Agile Infrastructure/Application Transition & Transformation includes, but are not limited to, leadership, demonstratable capability, development of interaction best-practices, drive accountability and challenge business and technical program team members, be able to effectively communicate with business and technical staff and conduct program governance in a multicultural environment with sometimes large numbers of internal and external stakeholders.
  • To implement directions on the Scope of contract, with Deliverables per workstream defined, review with workstream lead obtain agreement on Deliverables and Timelines.
  • To prepare the Financial status for Program from Bid, split the budget per workstream. Prepare the file ready for PMO to monitor and maintain
  • To use action registers, priority lists, contract summaries, the responsibility rests to deliver scope for all facets of deliverables through the life cycle from a pre-contract phase, sourcing, onboarding, requirements and specification creation through the build, validation and launch phases of the program.
  • Accountable for all phases of the clients Programs from inception through production launch including strategic planning, program budgeting and control, process and project improvements, and standardization where suitable as well as synchronization of the client and Third-party milestones.
  • This includes planning and driving all aspects of technical program governance, communication plans, escalation procedures, program cost/budget management, program level inter-dependencies management between stakeholders.
  • Using appropriate support and own knowledge and experience, constantly challenge, in a positive and constructive manner, business or technical solutions, methodologies, procedures and ways of thinking with business and technical team members to drive improvements in speed, cost and quality of solutions.
  • Implement program standards be widely adopted and delivered through coaching, mentoring, demonstration, training, including work procedures, quality objectives, best practices, lessons learned, and metrics for assessing progress.
  • Fiscally responsible for program budgets and spend with the accountability for successful quality product program launches, on time, within budget to deliver an improved revenue, margin and profitability.
  • Govern programs proactively and with transparency with a clear understanding of program level risk management. Holding team members accountable to provide clear recovery or mitigation plans as needed.
  • To review resource capacity planning, analysis and forecasting.
  • To lead the program teams by establishing actionable deliverables and demonstrable features/capabilities, reports in clear and easy to understand formats both internally and externally.
  • To ensure the efficient and productive use of resources and conveys requirements to program members and leadership.
  • To create and distribute reporting, key performance indicators and service level agreement that provide clear status of program health.
  • To define the approach for continuous improvement including tools, program KPIs, training, communication, operating rhythms and review cycles
  • To act as the primary internal contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, quality and technical performance.
  • To adapt reporting formats and content to fit a wide variety of audiences from senior executives to working level teams both internally and partner facing.