Project Manager - Data, Core Systems and Process Transformation

Location: Berkshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary

Role purpose

To manage a programme of activity transforming and re-aligning core operational systems, processes and data to integrate and streamline data flows within the organisation and provide an effective data management solution to support the delivery of reliable management information

The role will be required to work in collaboration with the business, product owners, suppliers and technology teams

To ensure that the required changes resulting from programme and project activity become embedded in the business to deliver lasting and tangible business benefits by working closely with senior stakeholders, project sponsors and the Head of Change Delivery.

Job description

  • Manage a multiple stream programme of change, directing project management and scrum leads to ensure dependencies are understood and managed and deliver the desired outcomes
  • Working with the change delivery team, ensuring the alignment of the Programme with all other strategic projects underway or planned across the organisation
  • Driving & facilitating the engagement of business stakeholders, key users and their leadership teams to evaluate business needs and contributing to the design and development of appropriate and efficient business solutions
  • Working with project sponsors to ensure that a business case exists, is understood and remains valid for Business Improvement projects, and that business benefits and budget and cost considerations are visible and managed
  • Creating and managing effective programme and project teams to an agreed plan to ensure successful delivery of business improvement projects
  • Responsible for identifying, escalating and solving a range of issues while providing strong leadership at all times. Accountable for high quality deliverables and solving a range of issues with autonomy
  • Management and implementation of projects and / or work streams ensuring key success criteria and time, cost and quality expectations are met
  • Ensuring all risk, issue and change management aspects of each project are understood and being actively addressed
  • Reporting progress and managing project team and steering group meetings, both internally and with suppliers
  • Documenting any policy, process and procedural changes as output of projects and initiatives
  • Supporting ongoing initiatives and work streams within the business and other projects as directed by the Head of Change Delivery

Essential skills

  • Experience in implementing business process re-engineering programmes and projects
  • Experience of integrating strategic solutions including CRM and eCommerce platforms
  • Strong knowledge of the Online and Digital space, micro services, REST-based APIs, responsive mobile/desktop experiences and data integration/transformation
  • Experience of and/or qualifications in Project Management methodologies; Agile and scrum
  • Experience in using Jira to manage portfolios of work and test management
  • The successful applicant will be a results driven self-starter with experience in Project Management disciplines and be capable of delivering projects spanning all areas of the business
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to engage stakeholders of all levels
  • An ability to develop an understanding of user needs and a required business outcome
  • Ability to oversee functional and user acceptance testing
  • A strong focus on managing change within the business (ensuring that cultural and behaviour change are managed) to ensure that benefits can be realised from project delivery
  • Familiarity with Risk Management, ISO 27001, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery will be an advantage
  • Flexibility to be able to work in an environment of continuous change (including priority changes) will be required
  • A hands-on approach to be actively involved in project delivery (inc. some business analysis and documentation creation)
  • Ability to assess and improve operational policy and procedures
  • An investigative nature and logical approach to problem solving
  • Effective time management and organisation skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience of delivering system change in a sales context

Core behaviours

To work with Huntswood's employees are described as dependable, driven and collaborative. The job holder should be able to demonstrate they are;

  • Confidential, reliable and genuine
  • Dynamic, passionate and determined
  • Friendly, compassionate and cooperative

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it. And it's our values that make us special."

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