Strategic project manager

Job Title: Strategic project manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-02-07 00:00:00
Reference: 748101409
Contact Name: Jason Slattery
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2019 15:56

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

We are recruiting on behalf of our prestigious client in the utilities sector, for an experienced Strategic Project Manager to join our growing operations team in central Reading, Berkshire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of the strategy for their Logistics Management Centre (LMC), regulation and operational requirements.

You will manage strategic projects across the LMC portfolios which are critical in the delivery of the strategic outcomes. You will support the LMC team in the creation of these initiatives, through to project creation, management, through to BAU handover to the LMC team.

What makes this role unique?

You will be working within a unique cross-functional team, which balances operational demand and strategic thinking so you will be in a position to influence decisions at different levels up to senior management and help shape what we do every day and in the future.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to progress within the business and especially at a time where they are growing and expanding the LMC.

What will this role involve?

Conducting research, analysis and building relationships with stakeholders in order to develop the future strategy with the LMC.

Support in defining the direction for the LMC in the future, as well as actually delivering the enabling projects to make this strategy a reality.

Engage with multiple stakeholders across the business in order to understand requirements and present findings.

Lead specialist analysts (utilising SQL, GIS, MS Access and MS Excel) to derive insight.

Implement and deliver the continuous improvement by driving for optimisation and efficiency to continually improve the performance, managing, resolving and escalating issues and implementing business and technical developments to improve business performance.

Manage projects from initiation through to BAU implementation, working closely with the LMC team to support, as well as report on status of initiatives, benefit, opportunities, milestones and RAIDO to the team and wider business.

What skills are we looking for?

You will have the ability to understand and simplify complex issues, combined with a passion for problem-solving and innovative thinking.

Experience in managing a portfolio of projects, the ability to work flexibly and cope with pressure and challenges.

Strong analytical skills and strategic planning ability, as well as commercial awareness and understanding of business environments are an essential requirement in this role.

The ability to work as part of a team, with good interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills.

Other details

This role will be based at in central Reading, Berkshire offering a salary of £50,000 - £55,000 per annum depending on experience.

Salary package includes a company car or car allowance, competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more!