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IT Project Manager - Home based, with national travel

Employer
Stonegate Group
Location
Home based, with national travel
Salary
Up to £55,000.00
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

Job Details

IT Project Manager - Home based, with national travel

To plan and deliver IT change projects to the agreed time, quality and cost standards.  Ensure that projects follow the Stonegate project governance framework.   Work with IT colleagues to ensure that projects align with the IT strategy.  Work to ensure that business colleagues are fully engaged and can contribute to successful project delivery.  Previous applicants need not apply.  

This role is home based, with significant travel across the UK.  

Responsibilities:

Team Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams
  • Design project team structures and plans (with internal and external resources) to maximise effectiveness

Strategy and Planning

  • Ensure project plans are comprehensive, deliverable, and appropriately resourced
  • Support continuous improvement of IT Development team processes and procedures

Development and Deployment

  • Ensure that all projects conform to design and architectural standards
  • Create a suitable testing framework to ensure that change is non-disruptive
  • Engage with IT Operations to ensure safe delivery into a production service

Stakeholder Management

  • Work closely with project stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered in line with agreed expectations
  • Communicate project progress to all stakeholders
  • Identify and mange any issues impacting project delivery

Financial Management

  • Provide strict financial control of project costs/budgets
  • Provide clear and transparent reporting of all IT development/project expenditure

Governance

  • Identify, track and manage project risks
  • Seek appropriate agreement from IT colleagues for solution designs
  • Ensure projects follow the Stonegate project governance framework

Supplier Management

  • Work with suppliers to agree workable technical solutions and realistic deliver plans
  • Maintain relationships with all key supplier contacts

 

Stakeholders:

Internal:

  • Relevant team pertinent to projects
  • Operations Teams (Area and Site Managers)
  • Central Support Teams
  • IT Solutions Architect
  • Head of IT Operations
  • Infrastructure and Security Architect
  • IT teams (internal and external)

External:

  • Senior management contacts at key suppliers/partners

 

Budget & Staff Management Accountabilities

  • Task management of IT project team (Business Analyst, 3rd party test resource etc.)
  • Accountable for fiscal control of project budgets (£50k - £750k)

 

Person Specification: Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Proven project delivery experience including management of multiple workstreams
  • Experience of managing suppliers to deliver in line with agreed plans
  • Experience of working in a B2C, customer focussed company
  • A good communicator able to create accurate and informative summaries of complex project updates/issues
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Experience of project initiation including requirements gathering, agreeing scope and defining proposed solutions
  • Numerate and highly comfortable with standard project management tools and packages

Desirable:

  • Hospitality experience
  • Agile and/or PRINCE qualified (or appropriate practical experience)

 

What's in it for you? 

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Pension
  • Vitality Healthcare
  • Opt in dental insurance programme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • The Stonegate discount card offering discounts across our managed estate
  • Online benefits portal offering discounts across the High Street and other retailers

At Stonegate Group, we're proud to be the biggest operator of pubs, bars, and late-night venues in the United Kingdom. Our leading brands are diverse and well-known, including names like Slug & Lettuce, Be At One and Popworld.

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