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Senior Project Manager

  • Reference: 47434
  • Date Added: 8th May 2019
  • Sector: IT
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £75k - £95k

Job description:

I am working on a retained search to identify a Senior Project Manager for a European market leader, delivering technology-enabled transformation and innovation in the public and private sectors. Based on current demand within the business and their focus on new opportunities on the horizon, they are looking to recruit an ambitious, talented professional to join PPM Centre of Excellence.

*Delivery of high performance, high quality engagements and assignments with a client focus - must have experience working for a technology/ services provider/ digital transformation
*Projects and Programmes are wide and varied, so the ideal candidate will have a breath of experience including digital transformation, agile delivery, building DevOps environments, infrastructure etc. People with varied experience also tend to be more versatile and adaptable to change, which is important in this role
*As well as externally facing client projects, the business itself is undergoing a large scale transformation, so there is a lot of movement in the business, switching and changing direction. This role requires someone who can deliver to their clients and insulate their projects from these changes
*This is a dual role, at the core the ability to deliver projects in a structured, sound and successful way - also supporting internal transformation/ part of a team delivering strategic internal initiatives, so a real opportunity shape the business moving forwards, therefore, experience of managing change/ transformation projects is highly desirable
*My client is moving into new areas of technology including biometrics and AI etc, so a great opportunity to gain experience in new technologies
*Although primarily focussed on the public sector, my client would like someone with broad multi sector experience in the private as well as public/ Government sector
*You will need to be able to evidence project 'battle scars' - challenging/ difficult projects and what you have done to get them over the line and balance requirements against the backdrop of a difficult client - someone with tenacity
*Team size can vary but usually 20+ and project budgets from £1-5m
*Need to be eligible for SC clearance
*Role can be based out of any UK office: Reading, London, Birmingham etc. Clients are located across the UK and as such Candidates must be willing to travel and work away from home when required

This role will be challenging, yet very rewarding. Individuals are very valued and encouraged to bring new ideas to help shape and ultimately grow the business. Nothing is ruled out, everyone has a voice. My client is moving into new areas/ not traditional business, whilst simultaneously going through a rebranding exercise to become a different player in the marketplace. This makes it an incredibly exciting time to join and influence the business moving forwards.

For a confidential career discussion, please email your CV in the first instance.

Volaris Exec is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Volaris Exec are a Senior Appointments consultancy specialising in placing managerial, leadership & executive roles on both a contract and permanent basis. The key functional areas we cover are Technology, Operations, Finance & Commercial Management, Project & Programme Management, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Engineering. We operate across many dynamic industry sectors including Software & Technology, Digital & Online, Insurance, Banking, Cards & Payments, Mobile & Telecommunications, Retail & eCommerce, Leisure & Tourism, and Engineering.

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