Infrastructure Security Project Manager

Posted 26 January by Whitbread Featured

We have an exciting opportunity for an Infrastructure Security 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

  • Highly 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

Reference: 34037132

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