Programme Manager

  • Location

    City of London, London

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  • Salary:

    £100000 - £900000 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Jack Devlin

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Programme Manager

Central London - £90,000 - £100,000 + Benefits

Reinsurance / Insurance, Service Delivery

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 service delivery who operate at a global scale.

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.
  • Willingness to travel internationally


  • Experience working in a shared services environment
  • Experience with methodologies i.e. PMP, PRINCE 2-certified, Agile methodologies
  • Experience with large scale cloud projects
  • 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 follow the link provided.