Application Projects Delivery Manager
The Client is looking to recruit a seasoned professional with at 5 to 10 years solid expertise in Applications Project Delivery.
Scope of the role:
Manage the successful delivery of The Corp business and IT projects through the design, build, testing, acceptance, commissioning and handover lifecycle.
Lead essential projects, managing the Corp IT project portfolio to share interdependencies and recommending trade-offs and phasing to manage competing resourcing and budget demands.
Manage project gate reviews with the Head of IT to ensure each project has a robust business case, controls and delivery plan.
Define and maintain standards for successful execution including documentation and metrics related to portfolio, programme, and project management.
Manage project performance via objectives and key results (OKRs), monthly reviews with project sponsors.
Initiate communication and improvement activities to ensure maximum alignment of The Corp Functions and IT priorities.
Perform risk management and mitigation - evaluating data to prevent project problems and intervening to resolve issues where required.
Manage staff within the project management team - coaching individuals in adopting improved project and portfolio management disciplines, fostering a supporting a hybrid/ agile way of working within the team.
Ensure that a complete picture of workflows and technical requirements are gathered and recorded to support the development of new or existing systems/ applications
Responsible for supporting the businesses in identifying their requirements and working with the Solutions Architect to evaluate proposed solutions, ensuring that they meet ABF security, technical and business requirements
Responsible for creating and getting sign off for all project documentation as detailed in the Corp IT Projects Run Book
Develop detailed project plans, for monitoring and tracking of project deliverables
Ensure projects can be fully resourced for delivery within the established project plan
Manage relationships and workstreams with the business, key stakeholders, management and 3rd party suppliers
Ensure risks and issues are accurately identified and recorded
Ensure project gates are managed and appropriate sign off is given before proceeding to the next stage of the lifecycle
Manage the portfolio of projects allocated
Ensure that projects are initiated through the established Corp IT Project methodology "Front Door" demand management process
Contribute input to periodic project prioritisation exercises as requested
Responsible for the provision of performance information, ensuring timely and accurate reports are provided to the necessary parties
Support departments Corp IT related continuous improvement activities in relation to processes, procedures and documentation
Produce and maintain financial forecasts for projects by tracking project budgets, actuals, and invoices and accounting for the cause of any variances against forecasts
Significant overall progressive IT experience
Proven experience working as a Sr. Project Manager or Programme Manager
Ability to define the scope, planning, resources and deliverables of a project in order to meet customers' expectations
Ability to analyse project risks and develop mitigation strategies
Ability to prioritise and delegate activities of project team
Ability to mobilise and motivate a project team composed of The Corporate functions, IT and 3 rd Parties
Ability to manage relationships with senior stakeholders, delivery and support teams at programme, project and individual level
Ability to control and report on project budget and relevant project KPIs
Ability to deal with and manage conflict whilst building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups both internal and external to the organisation
Experience of delivering a portfolio of projects to time, quality and budget
Experience in delivering application, infrastructure and cloud projects
ITIL / Prince 2 / APM / Agile qualified or equivalent and/ or qualified by experience.
MS Power BI or equivalent experience for project reporting
Project and programme preparation of business and IT projects with Corporate senior stakeholders
Lead and manage project execution of different sizes and complexity
Provide leadership and management of project teams during all phases of the projects
Contribute to continuous improvement of project management practices and tools
Lead role in the development of the Project Management Office, dashboards and KPIs
Day-to-day management and maintenance of the project delivery roadmap
Lead project delivery continuous improvement forum
Management and development of Project Managers, Contractors and 3 rd Parties
The Client is based in Central London - there will be some remote working.
Salary 90K - 110K.
Please send your CV to us in Word format along with your salary and availability.