Junior Project Manager - Infrastructure and Security
We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Project Manager within our IT Team based in Dunstable. You will take responsibility for delivering a number of Infrastructure Security Projects within Whitbread PLC
Whitbread is the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE 100 including brands such as Costa Coffee, Beefeater & Premier Inn. By 2020, our goal is to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa, and to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to an incredible 85,000. All while creating around 3,000 UK jobs a year and continuing to expand our presence worldwide. There has never been a more exciting time to Whitbread!
Within this role you will:
- Take responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects, directing and counselling project team members, and advising clients/users as necessary on all phases
- Ensure that realistic project, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained for projects and sub-projects. Monitors and controls team performance against plans. Maintains effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports as appropriate
- Lead one or more project teams; allocating and monitoring tasks, motivating staff and appraising individual performance
- Ensure that projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and appropriate action taken.
- Evaluate and make recommendations/decisions on technical options as appropriate, actively contributing to organisation's technical strategies
- Define and make recommendations on the project management framework for projects, including creation and composition of the steering group or project board, identification of project sponsor and stakeholders
- Implement communications strategies, including, for example; handling of complaints; problems and issues; managing resolutions; corrective actions and lessons learned; collection and appropriate dissemination of relevant information appropriately
- Work within a defined organisation governance framework, which may be under the oversight and/or direction of a project/programme management office
- Implements supplier service improvement actions and programmes
What we are looking for
- Experienced working throughout the full project lifecycle using formal project methodologies
- Good grounding in traditional Project Management governance practices
- Passionate about Security & technology
- Experience of managing Security focused projects
- Experience working outsource and 3rd party suppliers
- Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills; able to inspire and influence teams and senior exec alike
- Natural servant leader – good experience of coaching and developing others
- Advanced to expert level leadership and general management skills, including conflict resolution capabilities and outstanding negotiation skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, assign and manage work activities, meet deadlines and develop project management reporting in a timely and effective manner
- Excellent written and verbal communications and analytical skills required
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