Senior Programme Manager (Projects)

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager (Projects)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Wales
Salary: Bonus + excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13752_1548075806
Contact Name: Jan Hughes
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2019 13:03

Job Description

Acorn Executive Search is delighted to be working in partnership with a leading manufacturing company to recruit an experienced Senior Programme / Project Manager, reporting to the Programme Director.

Role Responsibilities:

The successful delivery and running of the organisation's Programme projects, and management of their inter-dependencies, including oversight of any risks and issues arising. In summary:

* Dealing with issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
* Implementation of strategic policies
* Expert knowledge of programme and project management methods including APM BoK, MSP and PRINCE2.

Responsible for:

* Successful delivery and co-ordination of the programme's projects
* Delivering critical aspects of the contract
* Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
* Establishing short and long-term programme objectives and ensuring team members meet them
* Ensuring company governance arrangements and policies are adhered to
* Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme
* Managing the programme's budget on behalf of the Programme Director
* Ensuring the delivery of products or services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan, programme governance arrangements and contract
* Ensuring potential change is accurately reviewed to ensure minimal impact to the programme schedule
* Managing risks and developing opportunities to ensure the programme's successful outcome
* Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps
* Responsible for staffing, performance management and staff development
* Managing and supervision of a team

Key Requirements:

* Experience of delivering large scale programmes, consisting of a number of high value projects
* A 'hands on' approach, with experience of delivery - cradle to grave
* Experience of operating in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to stay calm under pressure
* Proven and Demonstrable experience of managing and working within high intensity and significant design, development and delivery programmes within a manufacturing / engineering environment

* Demonstrable, strong financial and commercial acumen
* Good understanding of capability delivery, following models such as the UK MoD Defence Lines of Development (DLOD)
* Good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties
* Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
* Sufficient credibility to advise project teams on their projects in relation to the programme
* The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems

In order to meet the key criteria, you will possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business or Engineering; have 10-15 years' experience in functional or program/project management; and have knowledge of business processes and financial metrics.


* South Wales based
* Extremely attractive salary and bonus scheme
* Excellent corporate benefits
* Generous Pension

* Significant career prospects

Apply now for immediate consideration.

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