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Senior Project Manager x2 - Cambridge

Company: Cambridge Assessment
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

We are looking to recruit experienced Senior Project Managers to join our teams, with a focus on delivering large scale IT projects in technology or application development. This is an excellent opportunity to play an active part in responding to business initiatives, proposing and negotiating appropriate ways to address problems. Our Project Managers are responsible for establishing and leading enterprise-wide, cross functional strategic and operational initiatives.

Responsibilities of the role will include:
Being the single accountable party for planning, orchestrating, and delivering a given initiative
Ensuring end results are of the highest calibre with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit
Directing large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners
Being accountable for one or more initiatives
Directly managing all aspects of the project life cycle and works with matrix IT partners to oversee all phases of a project
Rigorously managing scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters
Validating financial forecasts and providing on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
Developing communication plans and interfaces to execute on responsibilities
Serving as a Subject Matter Expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders on different aspects of assigned initiatives
Representing the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
Defining and tracking project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
Developing the required project management artefacts
Preparing periodic project status reports
Proposing recommendations and adjustments
Provide a task based lead to other Planning and Projects Team members

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
The proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
The ability to navigate a highly matrixed organisation effectively.
Solid influencing skills
Strong coaching skills
Sound business and technical acumen
Experience with stakeholder management
Focused and versatile team player and be comfortable under pressure
The ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally
Strong presentation skills
The ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
Applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Exemplary core project management skills
Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools
Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three exam boards and carries out leading edge research in education.

Benefits

Generous contributory pension
28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
Employee discount and cash back scheme at 1,200 retailers
Cycle scheme
Subsidised canteens
Corporate discounts on Gym memberships and car rental
Support for professional qualifications

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 March 2017 and interviews will be held shortly.

To find out more about this role click the APPLY NOW button!

As part of your recruitment process, if you are selected as the successful candidate, you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER


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