Project Manager (Product Trial & Test Management)

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits

  • Job ref:

    BBBH96910_1555330547

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Project Manager (Product Trial & Test Management)

We are actively looking to secure a Project Manager, with experience of trialling and testing new products, 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.

The Role

Trials Managers are at the heart of delivering new products and services to market with real quality and finesse. You will be working collaboratively with propositions, product, project management, Customer Experience Design and the market facing units to wholly manage the trial plans for each of the new product developments, trialling both the new functionality and the customer and advisor experience. Your work will cover a broad range of projects across all market segments (SME, Corporate and Major & Public Sector)

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and contributing to a virtual team on strategic change projects from the annual investment plan
  • Designing, defining and managing trials projects autonomously
  • Applying concepts, procedures and project management theory in practice to sometimes complex trial projects, or smaller parts of larger trial programmes
  • Working collaboratively with other disciplines, which are relevant to the content of the project e.g. business improvement, customer experience, product and with trials teams in other customer facing units and Group
  • Evaluating, sometimes complex requirements using multiple sources of information and designing trial strategy, plans, scenarios, risks, issues and trialist recruitment plans.
  • Analysing data using Excel/other spreadsheet/database tools to influence and inform decision making
  • Building appropriate trial plans to ensure successful execution of trials, mindful of trial success criteria
  • Define trial entry and exit criteria, management information statistics and underpinning measures
  • Define, document and maintain trial/test scenarios
  • Define and agree trial Terms and Conditions with key stakeholders and sign off with legal
  • Managing trial risks and issues using the appropriate governance
  • Managing defects using the appropriate governance
  • Manage advertising for all types of trialists, subsequent on-boarding and management
  • Being an ambassador for the Enterprise Customer Experience Design & Trials Toolkit and approach
  • Building successful relationships and managing key stakeholders up to GM/Director level internally.
  • If managing 3rd parties to have experience of selection, deliverables, timelines and budgets

Key Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience required in applying project management, change, or product development theory into practice in large organisations.
  • Experience of test and trial management is essential
  • Experience of IT and Networking products is an advantage
  • Significant Project Management experience, ideally one of the following formal qualifications:
  • PRINCE Methodology
  • APMP
  • Practical experience and proven track record of project management from concept through to delivery

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Gemma Grayson via

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