Programme Manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

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  • Salary:

    £95000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Jack Devlin

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Programme Manager

Central London - £95,000 - £110,000 + Benefits


We have an exciting opportunity with one of our clients, a world leader in reinsurance. They stand for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. It operates in all lines of insurance, with more than 42,000 employees throughout the world.


As a programme manager, you will have the ability to make a significant impact to the organisation by supporting the growth strategy and competitive positioning of the business units.

You will lead a portfolio of programmes, own and develop a rolling roadmap and drive the execution of complex IT changes.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Plans, schedules, monitors, reports on activities related to the program, ensuring that there are appropriate & effective governance arrangements, supported by comprehensive reporting & communication.
  • Ensures that programs are managed to realize business objectives & that project management is informed by an awareness of current technical & solution developments
  • Provides organizational strategy governing the direction & conduct of project management, including application of appropriate methodologies
  • Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation & successful completion of complex projects (with significant business, political, or high-profile impact &high-risk dependencies)
  • Selects & advises on methods & tools, e.g. iterative techniques where appropriate, ensuring that effective project control, change control, risk management & testing processes are maintained
  • Accountability for consistency of programme and proactive identification, management assessment of dependencies, risks and issues to the success of the program
  • Initialization of program-related IT projects according to approved project charters and on boarding of project managers, ensuring consistent project methodologies
  • Transparent and consistent communication with the program stakeholders
  • Responsibility for program budget

Experience required:

  • Ability to drive agile change in a largely waterfall organisation and lead the business in new delivery approach.
  • Ability to lead and direct the management of sub projects and project managers under a unified programme lens without compromising business outcomes and priority constraints.
  • Several years of experience in large-scale project management organisations, specifically in the field of IT.
  • Demonstrable experience in setting up and driving successful global programmes
  • Ability to work in complex organisation structures and tenaciously forge a path for delivery resulting in business outcomes and stakeholder benefit.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong experience in managing the diverging interests of various stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to create meaningful reports and summarize project health status for C-level presentations.


  • Experience working in a shared services environment
  • Experience with methodologies i.e. PMP, PRINCE 2-certified, Agile methodologies
  • Proven experience in Agile software development and lifecycle methodologies
  • CII qualifications

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply please send through an updated copy of your CV and contact number through to Jack Devlin at Experis by following the link provided.