Senior Project Manager

Recruiter
Undisclosed Company
Location
Essex
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
23 Nov 2016
Closes
21 Dec 2016
Ref
EXP17
Contact
Manpower UK
Sector
IT
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Senior Project Manager

Manpower Group Solutions are currently working in partnership with Ford Motor Company UK and assisting them with a number of important hires in their IT & Technical Solutions teams, based in Laindon, Essex.
The Senior Project Manager is effectively the team lead for a number of Project Managers and Business Analysts that all sit within a business area that is responsible for the main Ford customer-facing websites, their customer databases and many other applications including the national web portal (ford.co.uk), online vehicle configurators & product launch micro-sites.

One of the critical projects is a service-based tool that will be the single global application to drive vehicle configurators across the globe, whether they are online, in dealerships, on mobile apps or anywhere else, which is launching initially in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America in 2016/7.

You will lead & coordinate the team of 3 Project Managers and 3 Business Analysts, responsible for the management of application development projects in the development of Requirements / Use Cases and the Project Management of projects with a value of circa $4m p.a.

In addition, you will be responsible for managing Solution Definition demand & delivery, the project portfolio financials (including demand planning), and will act as the senior consultant / SME on key areas of the systems & business requirements.

You will lead project scoping & definition with business partners and act as a key link between various stakeholders, such as Designers, Developers & Testers as well as coordinating with other application / functional teams to develop integrated development plans.

Finally, you will drive the adoption of Agile practices, including Agile at Scale, within the team and will provide support to business customer & IT professionals in different regions & time-zones.

Your background:
- Minimum of 2:2 University degree
- Evidence of stakeholder management at all levels; development teams, senior business & IT management and external vendors
- Prior experience as a Project Manager / Business Analyst on multiple projects
- Experience of working within a structured development methodology such as SDM or Agile
- Experience of managing project financials
- Quality-focused - a strong interest in applying Six-Sigma principles to at last Green Belt levels is advantageous


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