IT Programme Manager

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire Salary: Up to £1 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sam Davies

IT Programme Manager

IT Programme Manager needed for a leading and innovative Defence organisation based in Farnborough who are looking to employ an experienced IT Programme Manager with an in-depth experience and knowledge of delivering a portfolio of projects in a commercial IT environment as well as a proven ability to lead a team in a very dynamic industry.

The successful IT Programme Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

* A very competitive annual salary along with the following benefits:
* 37 hour working week
* 25 days of annual leave
* 1.5 times matched pension
* Career Progression
* Share Incentive Plan
* Medical Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* Health Screening
* + Many more flexible benefits.

What the role entails:
Some of the main duties of the IT Programme Manager will include:

* Leadership of the Project Management Office and project teams and support of other Project Managers.
* Overview and Management of multiple projects to deliver project objectives that are defined in the Project Business Case and Project Mandate.
* Ensuring projects meets all governance requirements in accordance with policies and processes.
* Ensuring projects meet all compliance requirements especially with respect to Legal and Safety requirements in accordance with corporate policies and processes.
* Leadership of the Project Management Office and project teams and support of other Project Managers.
* Management of suppliers, where appropriate, to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements within a Statement of Works that meets the standards of the Project Mandate.
* Manage and resolve scheduling conflicts and where required seek additional support either internally or externally.
* Manage resourcing forecast through the use of appropriate tools.
* Work with procurement to obtain pricing and manage the purchase of all materials associated to the delivery of projects.
* Management and ownership of Risks and Issues and the implementation of mitigation strategies.
* Arrange periodic meetings with teams and team leads to discuss all activities.
* Produce periodic reports and review as required.
* Alert senior management to any significant Risks.

What you need to be the successful IT Programme Manager:
In order to be the successful IT Programme Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* Experience in successfully managing large Projects and Programmes
* Experience of Line Management
* Extensive knowledge of Project Management principles in accordance with industry standards.
* Knowledge and experience as graded in PMCDF competency framework for Project Managers.
* Team Leadership including the management of relationships and conflicts within and across multiple project teams.
* Resource Management.
* Financial management.
* Delivery of the projects and programmes to agreed timelines.
* Working within the Life Cycle process to ensure the quality of the projects are structured and achieved.
* Ability to negotiate with internal and external teams.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* An excellent level of commercial awareness.
* A leadership style which will enable a consistent approach to delivery across multiple projects

Must be eligible for SC Level Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a IT Programme Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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