IT Project Manager

Posted 26 October by Proactive Appointments
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IT Project Manager 

6 month FTC

Our client who are a leading retailer in the UK have an exciting opportunity for an IT Project Manager to join them on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be responsible for the end to end delivery of one or more IT projects to agreed time, cost and quality in order to deliver business benefit.

Key Responsibilities

  • End to end delivery of one or more projects ensuring the most effective, timely and appropriate solutions are developed within the agreed cost, timescales and quality to fulfill business requirements and enable benefit
  • Maintain appropriate project plans and track against key milestones
  • Actively manage change, risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (CRAID)
  • Actively liaise with other project managers and IT colleagues to manage any project inter-dependencies
  • Keep robust financial control of project spend and take appropriate action when exceeding budget
  • Ensure that any IT project or associated change is transitioned carefully into live production support by defining appropriate service models and service level agreements
  • Manage the procurement process and subsequent contractual agreements with any required third-party resources or suppliers ensuring we achieve the best value for money
  • Manage any third party resources or suppliers, any internal IT resources, and guide and support any business resources required to deliver the project(s)
  • Inform project board and key stakeholders of the project progress in a weekly project update and escalate any key risks or issues in a timely manner
  • Produce any required deliverables associated with project delivery and adhere to any processes or standards dictated by the PMO
  • Contribute to post implementation reviews and contribute back to the wider knowledge base of project management expertise
  • Conduct business analysis and solution design where required
  • Ensure effective handover of the project to operations and system support as required
  • Be an active participant of the IT Project Management Group and continually strive to improve project management standards in line with best practice across the IT Department

Skills required:

  • Track record in the delivery of significant IT projects in a complex business environment throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Retail industry experience OR experience of working on Finance systems projects
  • Knowledge and experience in using industry-recognised project management methodology
  • Knowledge of agile as well as waterfall methodologies desirable
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in project planning, budgeting and estimating, monitoring and controlling tools and techniques
  • Familiar with IT architecture, design, development methods and operational service
  • Good knowledge of IT investment evaluation, including cost/benefit analysis & estimating IT cost/resources etc. for both defined & undefined initiatives
  • Experience in line management of medium sized teams  
  • Commercial experience in managing tenders and negotiating contracts with third parties
  • Good communication skills with the ability to relay relevant information remaining mindful of the audience
  • Degree education desirable
  • Prince 2 or similar qualification desirable

IT Project Manager 

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted. 

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