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Programme Manager (HRIS) - Dunstable

Whitbread Inns
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Programme Manager (HRIS) - Dunstable

Role:                  Programme Manager (HRIS)

Function:            IT/Change

Location:            Dunstable, Bedfordshire and we work to a hybrid way of working with coming into the office twice a week.

Topline salary:   Competitive salary plus up to a 30% company performance-based bonus, car or car allowance and benefits

As our Programme Manager (HRIS) you will oversee the entire process for the successful delivery of our HR/technology transformation programme that will impact over 35,000 colleagues nationally and internally and working on approved budgets of 1-20 million.

What you will be doing:

  • You will successfully deliver Portfolios of work within time and budgets
  • Be able to provide strategic thought leadership to best delivery practice
  • Shape, mobilise and deliver portfolios and programmes with effective engagement with senior stakeholders and have full accountability for portfolio scope and quality
  • Support the definition of business case
  • Drive communities of practice across delivery function
  • Develop and maintain close working relationship with S&A, Service and Digital
  • Manage, direct and motivate key IT resources (project managers, solution architects, business analysts, testing resources) and other key resources across the technology function in a matrix style organisational structure
  • Great influencing skills as you will be managing senior stakeholders (up to ExCo level) for all key programme plans
  • Directly manage large scale programmes directly as required
  • Direct line managing a project team

What we'd like you to have:

  • Proven experience of delivering multiple large HR/Technology technology integration projects from concept through to operational use
  • Experience of directing and motivating project teams
  • Good understanding of Enterprise HR SaaS/software products (eg Ceridian, Workday, Oracle HM, SAP, Success Factors)
  • Strong technology, change and PMO management knowledge and ability to adopt new skills and techniques as they emerge in the fast-moving technology sector
  • Leadership and General Management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with significant experience of dealing with internal, external, and third-party supplier senior-level decision makers 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, assign and manage work activities, meet deadlines and report in a timely and effective manner. 

Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 850 hotels - which is over 80,000 bedrooms - across the UK, Germany and the Middle East (with a committed pipeline of over 20,000 more). We're also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. With exciting plans to innovate and grow our core UK and international business, we always keep our customers at the heart of what we do.  There has never been a more exciting time to join Whitbread! 

In return, we will offer you: 

  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 30% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • BUPA healthcare for yourself and family
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands
  • Perks at work





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