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Senior Project Manager - Software experience essential

  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 13/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH87374

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Senior Project Manager - Software, Agile and Change Management experience essential
6 Months

Project Overview:

The aim of the Content Supply Chain Programme (CSC) is to reduce operating costs, enhance the customer experience & enable future growth opportunities, through the transformation of the Content Supply Chain operating model, processes & systems across the Group (UK, Italian & German businesses). The programme started formally in July 2017 & has put in place a number of sub-programmes & workstreams. In order to deliver the software and services into the Group operational teams, further support is required from an experienced Senior PM. The role of the Senior Project Manager is to act as the focal point for all programme related activities within the CSC Programme.

The overall objective of the role is to:

Manage effectively the end to end delivery of a portfolio of projects and associated material within the CSC Programme.

  • Ensuring accuracy of all roadmaps and the currency of that information as they relate to the CSC Programme
  • Ensure all Financial aspects of managing the Programme are in place and currency of the information
  • Ensure all Programme dependencies, risks, issues and changes are tracked and managed effectively
  • Act as the central point for the Programme for all external Programme requests and represent the Programme at any appropriate meetings
  • Own the end to end delivery of Programme of work across and external to the programmes as required
  • Senior up to 'C Level' stakeholder management as required.
  • Work with the associated teams to deliver their software and services, own risks and resolve issues as appropriate.

The activities of work managed will support the department in achieving:

  • Continuous deployment from development to production
  • Scalability for business growth
  • Stability meeting concurrency and availability KPIs 99.995%
  • Security
  • Capital and Operational efficiency
  • Developing group wide capabilities

Essential Skills:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent
  • Programme Management Practitioner certification e.g. APM, Prince2 or equivalent
  • Project Management and associated methods and tools.
  • Governance - Quality, Budget, Timescales.
  • In-depth knowledge of full systems lifecycle.
  • Broad Technical knowledge and detailed experience in medium to large scale Infrastructure Projects
  • Broad business knowledge including commercial, financial awareness.
  • Significant project management experience (5 years) on medium/large scale or complex).
  • Relevant experience in a fast paced industry where IT operates as a strategic partner.
  • Demonstrable relevant experience of operating in a systems development environment, including direct experience in such a role.
  • Demonstrable relevant experience of delivering Projects/Workstreams into a wider Strategic Programme.
  • Significant experience of delivering IT projects through others and without direct control.
  • Previous experience of customer and supplier relationship management relevant to IT, particularly including management of negotiations.
  • Change Management experience
  • Previous Agile experience essential
  • Ideally worked within the Broadcast/OTT sector.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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