Infrastructure Programme Manager

  • GI Group
  • Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Sep 13, 2019
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications

Job Description

Infrastructure Programme Manager
Permanent/Full Time, Northampton

As a market leader in processing domestic cheques across the UK, handling over 500 million cheques each year, our client specialise in banking and financial services operations.
Excitingly, an opportunity has arisen for an Infrastructure Project Manager to join their well-established and corporate head office based in Northampton. Ideally, from a financial services and/or banking background, you will be responsible for all infrastructure projects, ensuring they are delivered to time, budget and quality.

Main responsibilities include;
* Overall responsibility for the £30 Million Infrastructure Programme
* Ensure project and programme dependencies are aligned with the business
* Building strong relationships across cross-functional teams. Able to influence and communicate the programme's vision, ultimately achieving buy-in from key stakeholders
* Management of Senior Project Managers, providing direction and motivation
* Responsible for the recruitment and sufficient resourcing of senior project managers to deliver against the programme
* Successful management of multiple projects in various stages of their delivery life cycles
* Creation of project RFC's based on business requirements / planned programme activity
* Developing and agreeing project scope with stakeholders
* Responsible for obtaining project approvals and finance sign off from our clients, presenting the projects for approval at senior cross client meetings, clearly defining the business benefits
* Chair weekly project reviews, providing guidance, motivation and challenges
* Produce various reports weekly, bi-weekly and monthly tailored to specific audiences to share and present
* Working closely with PMO and Finances teams, ensuring governance gates are met and finances are tracked effectively
* Ensuring all projects are embedded successfully into BAU and that all company processes are adhered to, achieving business sign-off
* Input into the financial forecast for the duration of the programme
* Close tracking of individual project finances against agreed budgets and deliverables
* Working closely with the Technology areas, you will provide input into the strategic direction of the Programme
* Reporting of out of support risks to external clients on a quarterly basis at the Joint Risk Review
* Own and manage a number of auditable controls around Licensing and Escrowing, ensuring that they operate effectively and do not fail any external audits

Qualifications
* Qualified in project methodologies; Prince2, Agile, Scrum
* Excellent understanding of ITIL disciplines
* A solid understanding of infrastructure and the interdependencies with applications
* 5+ years of Project / Programme experience
* Managing budgets and able to take pro-active decisions to drive the business forward
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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