Program manager

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Program Manager will lead change projects and/or distinct streams of change programmes. They will be responsible for mobilising, planning, managing and end-to-end delivery of the IT elements of these projects/programmes. Strong programme and project management is key to the successful delivery of this changeProgram Manager will;Lead individual portfolios of change streams within Strategic and BAU change programmesApply Project Management practices and processes to deliver projects successfully; on-time, to budget and quality.Form and lead agile project teams comprised of resources from multiple business areas and disciplines to deliver comprehensive solutions


Mobilise projects: creating the project plan, ensuring clear scope definition, engaging the necessary stakeholders, forming and leading the Project Team.Manage the end-to-end delivery of IT enabled change projects.Work in agile team environments on business critical applications, supported by a team of technical and business experts.Actively manage project progress and status to ensure that projects are delivered within the scope, quality, time and budget.Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the IT projects, highlighting issues or areas of concern and proposing/implementing actions to correct situations.Budget management and reporting on project costing and invoicing for projects under their control.Schedule and manage project steering groups and meetings, ensuring regular reports are issued to project stakeholders.Manage project change requests, issues and risks to ensure project remains focussed on scope and obstacles to progress are rapidly resolved.Report project progress – including status, costs and benefitsCoach and mentor others on project management processes and skills including Project Office resources on the project and more widely across Solutions Delivery.Contribute to the continuous enhancement and improvement of project management practices for our clients

Experience and Skills Required:

IT Degree at 2.1 or higher.Minimum of 5 years change and project management experience in the financial sector;Minimum of 3 years change and project management experience in an Agile environment;Broad knowledge of IT systems and processes which underpin solutions that support customer engagement;Proven experience as Project Manager through the full life-cycle of the project (from project initiation to implementation).Proven experience leading business change projects with a range of streams and disciplines involved – e.g. IT, procurement, communications, organisation design, HR, legal, third parties, managed service providers.Third party/vendor management experience;PMP or similar project management qualification is preferable;Scrum Master qualification and experience a significant plus.

Competencies Associated:

Problem Solving & Decision Making: Appropriately analyses issues, draws on expert advice, consults, collaborates and takes decisions.Communication and Influencing: Communicates with confidence and competence to positively influence the outcome of decisions and gains commitment.Team work and Collaboration: Shares in successes and challenges, plays any part in the broader team if required, moving easily between leader and member.Results Focussed: Goes beyond focussing on agreed goals to create new and stretching challenges, learns from mistakes.Project Management Capabilities. Highly proficient/expert in programme management toolsets


*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile. We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff. If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.*


Paul Dooley

Managing Director

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