Project Manager

To manage multiple complex concurrent projects / work streams across the business and liaise with customers and other departments to facilitate successful project delivery.

Department
Technical
Salary
Competitive
Location
Oxford
Type of Hire
Permanent
Ref No
244

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Project Executives/Sponsors in their roles.
  • Manage projects across operational teams and often with a cross company impact.
  • Provide project updates and highlight reports as required.
  • Ensure project actions are completed, issues resolved and decisions agreed in a timely way.
  • Work with colleagues to devise project plans and schedules and determine the critical path.
  • Devise detailed project specifications to agreed standards.
  • Ensure that any technical project deliverables meet the business needs.
  • Analyse and interpret information, both written and numeric and produce reports (i.e. tell us what is really going on).
  • Identify, record, manage and track project risks and issues (i.e. think ahead).
  • Work with project sponsors to put in place appropriate project governance and determine project roles and responsibilities.
  • Track project resource requirements and identify any issues associated with resource availability.
  • Manage and liaise with third party suppliers as required.
  • Write documentation and customer facing communications.
  • Work with the quality assurance team to draw up training and testing plans, co-ordinate and run training and testing as required.
  • Provide presentations and occasional training within the company on project progress and new developments.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Works effectively as ‘part of the Company team’ and communicates positively at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Able to get buy in across the business.
  • Able to influence at all levels across the business.
  • Recognises areas within the department where support is required and offers assistance.
  • Flexible and adaptable in approach.
  • Professionally manages workload and conflicting priorities.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships built on an understanding of others’ needs and expectations.
  • Committed to excellent customer service.
  • Fully self-motivated, requiring the minimum management supervision.
  • Appreciates care needed when working in a highly public arena.
  • A definite attention to detail and planning with strong completer/finisher approach.
  • Driven to learn, develop and deliver.
  • Creative and tenacious approach to problem solving.
  • Excited by new technology, willing to pick up and work with any system no matter how unfamiliar.
  • Excellent at absorbing and learning new things.
  • Delivers high quality work at short notice and to tight deadlines

Key Results / Outputs and Deliverables:

  • Successful delivery of key projects.
  • Best practice project management techniques

Professional Skills, Background and Profile:

  • Likely to be PRINCE2 and Agile trained and / or to have good project management experience.
  • Experience of business process mapping.
  • Good communication skills.  Good at listening, explaining things and group discussions.
  • Good with customers.  Good at building relationships and getting on with people.
  • An ability to produce easily readable and well structured text.
  • Skilled in analysing and interpreting written and numerical information.
  • Use of standard desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Project & Visio).
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle lots of strands of work with differing priorities.
  • Experience of many different ways of working and dealing with many different types of people.
  • Experience of managing technical / infrastructure projects would be extremely desirable.