Programme Manager

2019-10-04 15:19:202020-01-31 Coast Specialist Recruitment
Job Type Permanent full-time
Area West Sussex, UK
Sector FINANCIAL SERVICES - Other
Start Date
Advertiser Karen Halliday
Job Ref Keh-13278
Job Views 40
Description
An excellent opportunity for a Programme manager to join an outstanding venture capital firm, which is focused on delivering long-term value in a fast-changing world.

Job Title: Programme Manager  
 
Reporting To:                                      COO
Responsibility for Others:                  Project Manager(s)  
Location:                                              Horsham
Hours of Work                                     Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Any Special Requirements                 Some need to travel to clients across the UK (hours, travel)
 
Overall Purpose of the Job:
Manage and Coordinate multiple projects/programmes to ensure each is aligned with the overall business aims and priorities. Create, organise, manage and report on programmes to support the company’s strategic direction.
 
Key Activities & Responsibilities:
  • Full accountability for programme governance

  • Stakeholder management – internal and external

  • Manage the programme / project budgets / change financials – subject to oversight by Group Finance

  • Work with key business leads to deliver end-to-end change including embedding change practices

  • Ensure any introduced change is future-proofed to meet our Vision; challenge the requirements, apply common sense to prioritisation, and guide the business through the change processes

  • Liaise with Project and Line Managers to appoint project leads and team members to individual projects taking into consideration BAU requirements

  • Coordinate individual projects and manage the dependencies between them

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Set milestones against activities, report progress against them, identifying challenges or delivery risks early

  • Develop and implement evaluation methods to assess each programme’s strengths and identify areas of improvement

  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

  • Plan the global resource across projects, identifying any risks, conflicts or issues

  • Maintain programme risk and issue logs, with regular analysis and reports for programme reviews
     
    Required Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience within project / programme environment & Change management – minimum 5 years

  • Degree or equivalent in Business Management

  • Proven experience of planning and executing strategic business objectives

  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills are essential

  • Strong leadership, negotiation and influencing skills

  • Ability to control and manage budgets / P & L ownership experience

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing a team of project resources

  • Experience working in a client facing role and comfortable overseeing client changes

  • Understanding of principlesand methods for management ofmultiple projects

  • Ability to problem solve and use of initiative in complex project environment

  • IT literate – for a variety of tasks including Excel, word, power point – MS Project or equivalent

  • Proven ability to deliver in a timely and professional manner

  • Excellent communication skills; verbal, written and presentation

  • Good organisational skills
     
    Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Financial Services industry experience

  • Experience of supporting multiple project management

  • Experience of a variety of delivery life cycles/approaches i.e. Agile/SAFe Agile/Waterfall

  • Experience of project management methodology – Prince2, Lean, Six Sigma approaches

  • Experienced with risk management and quality assurance controls
     
    Personal characteristics:

  • Highly motivated, flexible and adaptable 

  • Creative ability to find solutions to complex issues/ Solution focused

  • Team player / collaborative approach

  • Resilient

  • The drive for continuous personal improvement

  • Ability to motivate others

  • Positive outlook on work and the activities presented

  • Delivery focused
     

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