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Senior Project Manager - World leader in Consumer Panels

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 by Michael Page Technology

London, London United Kingdom
Sales
30 Apr 2019
£55k - £60k Annual
Full-Time

World leading company in Market Research who are heavily data driven and specialise in British insights and trend data are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to support the companies continuous growth within the insight, intelligence and technology industry and overall continuous data trends sector. A fantastic, dynamic and vibrant company who have been growing year on year for over a decade.

Client Details

World leading company in Market Research who are heavily data driven and specialise in British insights and trend data are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to support the companies continuous growth within the insight, intelligence and technology industry and overall continuous data trends sector. A fantastic, dynamic and vibrant company who have been growing year on year for over a decade.

Description

This Market Leader within the Insight, Intelligence and technology industry will need a sharp and experienced project manager to deliver the following responsibilities:

Delivering senior experience and support to the companies project processes and delivering large scale and high impact projects, alongside management of a team of project managers You'll be working with the Head of Department and the wider business stakeholders ensuring the process of project and programme management within the team is relevant and effective.

The portfolio of projects are diverse and include a Commercial, Operational and Technology focus, where over time it will be expected that the projects delivered by the Senior Project Manager will drive a range of business objectives and outcomes across a diverse range of business units.

Technology projects are increasingly delivered using the Agile methodology in scrum, so experience in delivering projects within an Agile Framework is highly desirable

Main areas of Impact:

  • Plan, execute and deliver large and/or complex projects across the business to transform their products, services, business processes, technology and the customer experience
  • Develop plans aligned with team capacity and performance, identifying critical milestones to secure confidence in delivery timelines
  • Manage multiple relationships with key, senior and global stakeholders, in technology, operational and commercial, ensuring their engagement and contribution is maintained and maximised to support the successful delivery of the project
  • Ensure strong communication throughout the project, delivering full transparency and robust status reporting to all stakeholders
  • Identifying challenges and road blocks, leading the path to resolution across your projects and those of your team
  • Expected to play a key role in establishing, developing and maximising the overall team
  • performance and successful ways of working to deliver outstanding results
  • Will play a lead role in the evolution and adherence to the companies project process across the team and business

Profile

The ideal candidate for our client will hold below skills and experience:

  • Strong experience within Project Management, leading business critical projects and/or programmes
  • Has successfully delivered a strategically important project, achieving pre-defined and tangible results and business case realisation
  • Experienced and comfortable taking an idea from concept right through to implementation and business readiness
  • Can be comfortable dealing with ambiguity
  • Looking to make an impact on the current project management system/environment, which is still a relatively new PM function
  • Worked across people & systems
  • Excel in a transformation environment
  • Excited around working with cutting edge technology
  • Enjoys working with offshore teams and gaining global experience
  • Likes working in a fast paced, ever changing, adapting and competitive environment
  • Forward thinking who is able to help shape and develop the capabilities of the system for being future proof
  • Skilled at facilitating requirements gathering and definition, working with both business and technical stakeholders to provide clarity on project deliverables and expected outcomes
  • Proven ability to gain traction and engagement in projects with a high level of ambiguity and occurrence of change
  • Skilled at identifying and tracking cross project dependencies and impacts to plans
  • Confident in building relationships with senior management, developers, solution designers and architects & wider business stakeholders
  • Forthcoming with ideas and sharing information to help benefit the team and wider business
  • Able to use a consultative approach to suggest ideas, options and solutions, confident in leading workshops and agile ceremonies to help drive decision making and team success
  • Is able to influence stakeholders at all levels, and gain clear engagement and commitment across the business
  • Be able to communicate on subject matters
  • Familiar with agile processes
  • Team player and true spirit in coaching, guiding and helping others
  • Someone who is able to take a vague brief, asking the right questions and then taking it away to build/implement
  • Project manager who can, monitor and risk manage
  • No budget management involved
  • Has practical experience of working on software development projects in agile teams and ways of working
  • Idealling holding a recognised project management qualification, although not essential (eg Prince 2 Practitioner or PMI Project Management Professional) or blended agile qualification eg Agile project Management Certification
  • People management experience and a history of building highly engaged and motivated teams
  • Experience of data management and data analysis is desirable however not essential

Job Offer

Salary up to £60,000 for the right candidate

Leading one of the flagship projects within the companies programme

Annual Incentives

Company was the entered into the 'UK's Best Workplaces 2018'

Free Fresh Fruit in the office

Spacious and open plan office, with a quirky and vibrant atmosphere

Pool table

Reference: 686882094