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IT Programme Manager, Central Manchester, £55k to £60k

£55000 - £60000 per annum 
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Job Title: IT Programme Manager

Location: Central Manchester

Salary: £55,000 to £60,000

Benefits: Excellent Pension, Healthcare, Dental Care

This is a rare opportunity for an IT Programme Manager to manage the project managers and PMO of a specialist insurance business based in Central Manchester.

The company is key part of a global organisation where IT is critical to their continued success and growth.

The Role

Based in central Manchester with occasional travel you will be responsible for the management of the UK project portfolio, in close collaboration with group PMO and international project teams.

You will be responsible for the effective management of UK portfolio of key projects, from initiation to delivery, providing project leadership and control as well as fill budget management.

You will align project delivery with strategic business goals and priorities using strong programme management and project prioritisation as well as lead and performance manage Project Managers and project team members as head of UK PMO.

You will be expected to ensure that project controls meet global governance and audit requirements working in the highly regulated insurance environment.

Current and future projects within the programme are all orientated around software system replacement and business process transformation including a new target operating model for the group, a new CRM system and also a new policy administration system.

You will manage a team of eight people made up of permanent and contract personnel as well as matrix management of further resource in the UK and internationally.

Key Experience Required

You will have spent at least two years in a programme management role following a career in project management with experience of working with a diverse project portfolio including software implementation projects.

You will have worked in either the insurance or finance sector at some point during your career giving you experience of the regulation and governance involved.

You will be Prince 2 qualified and will ideally also have your MSP however this is not a requirement.

You will have some experience of working on international projects and of managing people in a matrix environment.

You will have experience of the management of Business (including organisational and operational change) and IT transformation projects at a global level as well as having led business process improvement initiatives and identifying process efficiencies across an organisation.

You will be a strong leader with demonstrable experience of motivating and leading project teams and with the ability to build, manage and sustain positive relationships with key stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity to manage a portfolio of key projects in a growing company that are an integral part of a global corporation.

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