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about 1 year ago
Annapurna HR Ltd
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Location: London
Job type: Contract
Contact: IT Jobs
Category: Change Management Jobs

Interim Project Manager/London/6 months contract

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to lead a major change in a UK Retailer brought about by regulatory changes. The program of work will include the implementation of a new IT system that will handle variances in custom clearance requirements across multiple jurisdictions. The project will also focus on a redesign of the current customs operating model. It will look to implement new custom clearance processes and may change the roles and responsibilities of the internal teams and may impact the ways of working in established 3rd party brokers.

The organisation are seeking a project manager, with over 10 years' experience in complex program delivery. The project manager will be required for 6 - 12 months. The program of work can be broken out into 3 specific areas detailed below. The successful candidate will be comfortable dealing with 3rd party vendors, aligning multiple internal teams and managing expectations with C-suite stakeholders.

The role of the Project Manager will have a strong business focus and be responsible for the shaping, planning and delivery of these projects whilst serving as an SME for successful Business Change to deliver the right strategic outcomes.

Along with the standard project management tasks (timeline management, stakeholder engagement, risk mitigation), the role will involve the successful delivery and management of project resources across three distinct areas

  1. IT Implementation
  2. Process Delivery & Scoping

  3. Operational Implementation

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience delivering large scale IT implementations
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, along with the necessary confidence to build senior level relationships
  • Experience of managing projects/workstreams through the full project life cycle including timely and effective handover to BAU support teams
  • Experience of securing resources required, as well as supervising and motivating a team of project staff, effectively allocating resources to tasks & balancing priorities
  • Must be prepared to work in an environment which is evolving
  • Requires a can do/hands on approach to delivery and must be a self starter who requires little management
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work in a demanding, fast paced environment
  • Proven experience of training in all aspects of project and change management

Annapurna Change are acting as the Recruitment Agency for this Vacancy. Mark Stanton is the consultant managing this role.

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