Project Manager

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
27 days ago

Project Manager

Contract until end of year with view to extend

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Remote based / South Manchester

We are actively looking to secure a Project Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

This is a ManpowerGroup UK wide role and will work across all ManpowerGroup UK brands, with a focus on CoRE.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Act as the central control point for project management activities including working with third-party supplier, business analysts and technical teams, as appropriate
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Assist in the development of cost and benefits case
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Assist the business to produce workarounds where requirements cannot be met fully
  • Manage contracts and liaise with third party vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Operate Project continuous improvement via Lessons learnt and post implementation review mechanisms

Technical and Professional Skills

  • Experience is ideally required of:
    • Working knowledge of recruitment sector
    • Previous experience implementing a Customer Service Management platform, ideally SNOW
    • Proven training / recognised qualification / experience in Project management
    • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
    • Challenging existing mindsets and behaviours to ensure fit for purpose solutions are identified and delivered
    • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Lean process techniques
    • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
    • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • The following experience would be advantageous:
    • Working with third party partners and/or remote teams
    • Implementing enterprise-level systems and technologies
  • The following accreditation would be desirable;
    • PMP or PRINCE2, PMI - ACP, CSM

Personal Skills

  • Demonstrable experience of the following is required:
    • An ability to keep the strategic business outcomes in mind and their workplan so that day to day operational activities do not result in these outcomes becoming compromised.
    • A mindset that is results and outcome centric, able to embrace change and apply it creatively to existing business situations
    • Willing to challenge the status quo/current thinking in a constructive and persuasive manner and achieve win/win
    • Able to take on and bring round entrenched behaviours
    • Pragmatic - not a perfectionist
    • Able to manage own workload and think independently
    • A logical, process-driven approach
    • Flexible and adaptable to emerging business needs
    • Excellent teamworking
    • Collaboration and negotiation skills
    • Handling conflict in a calm manner
    • A mindset that is comfortable operating at both conceptual and practical levels
    • Able to explain complex concepts in a simple way and communicate the decisions required in a timely manner

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