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Programme Manager, Horsham (CR-1272)

£55000 - £65000 Plus excellent benefits

We are representing a dynamic, market leading organisation that is going through an exciting period of growth. The business creates bespoke, cloud-based technology solutions to support Financial Services firms. This unique combination of wrap platform, discretionary and investment management allows its clients to deliver a high-class service to their clients. 

 

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
  • 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 principles and methods for management of multiple 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
  • Driving licence as you will sometimes need to travel to clients across the UK

 

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

 

Location: 
Horsham
Employment type: 
Employed (Full Time)
Sector: 
Financial Planning
Reference Number: 
CR-1272