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Programme Manager

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Alexander Mann Solutions

Sheffield, Yorkshire United Kingdom
Logistics & Supply Chain
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Alexander Mann Solutions are the world's leading provider of talent acquisition and management services. We deliver award-winning solutions to over 65 outsourcing clients and consulting services to hundreds more.


Our client, a global leading player within the Logistics field is looking for a Programme Manager based in Sheffield on a 12 month contract.


Has end to end accountability for delivery of a programme of changes to systems supporting administration of my clients Pension Plan. Projects in portfolio include: replacement Pensions Payroll and Plan Finance systems; and digitalisation of key member transactions to enhance member experiences and administrative processes to deliver efficiencies. Managing the overall delivery process, ensuring that selected suppliers deliver; acquiring & utilising the necessary resources & skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality. Managing project managers to ensure overall programme delivery.

  • Identify, plan and coordinate the set of projects within the programme of business change to outcomes and business benefits, and maximise value to both client and members.
  • Manage the approach to sourcing the programme and the interdependencies of delivery of those projects in support of specific business strategies
  • Provide a point of escalation for individual projects within the programme
  • Accountable for delivery of technology enabled initiatives as agreed with client (Trustee of the RMPP)
  • Accountable for planning and monitoring the portfolio of projects; agree plans with client and senior stakeholders and report on project/programme status.
  • Accountable for managing risks, issues, and change, escalating & proposing possible solutions where necessary
  • Accountable for recruiting project staff and consultants as approved by the Project Board. Direct and motivate the project team - ensure all team members understand their roles; ensure project objectives and requirements are understood and met. Manage project training - training needs analysis and devising of user training programmes
  • Responsibility for managing spend, including establishing budgets, monitoring spend and re-forecasting on a regular basis to highlight any potential issues.
  • Responsible for managing third party suppliers to achieve the desired programme outcomes
  • Responsible for coordinating activities and dependencies within the programme and identifying external dependencies on other projects, resource or environments
  • Responsible for forming and managing effective relationships with business stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering a portfolio of full life cycle large technology integration projects from concept through to operational use
  • Experience of delivering technology initiatives ideally in a pensions landscape or related area (eg HR or Finance).
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with significant experience of dealing with internal, external and third party supplier senior level decision makers
  • Strong technical awareness to manage programmes with a high degree of technology content
  • Proven experience of directing & motivating project teams
  • Experience recognised Waterfall and Agile delivery methodologies, eg Prince 2, Kanban, SAFe

Top 3/4 Evaluation Criteria (Hard Skills)

1) Demonstrable experience of overall responsibility for programme/project delivery

2) Experience of delivering technology initiatives ideally in a pensions landscape or related area (eg HR or Finance).

3) Previous supplier management experience

Next steps

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Alexander Mann Solutions, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business

Reference: 646203798