Programme Manager

Alexander Mann Solutions
13 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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

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