IT Infrastructure Project Manager

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Full time
Contract/Interim
Leeds
Competitive Day Rate

Your new purpose (in a nutshell)?
To manage high quality delivery of an IT project to upgrade end of life services within a third party managed data centre on time and within budget. Working directly with business colleagues, business functions and managed services partners

What you will be required to deliver in your new role?

• You will Lead Project teams and Steering Groups (both internal resource & external suppliers), ensuring appropriate resource in place, inspiring high performance from distributed teams.
• You will be responsible for delivery of IT solutions to plan, budget and timescale.
• You will initiate plans and lead multiple work-streams to build or enhance the company’s information systems or processes in international markets.
• You will provide expert advice and consultation on the development and implementation of effective IT solutions
• You will ensure Project Management processes are continually developed to improve project delivery
• You will maintain appropriate communication to key stakeholders (business groups, management) about project status and progression
• You will obtain guidance and approval as required to advance activities and resolve issues
• You will co-ordinate activities with in-country IT and business teams to prepare them and their users for change where appropriate.
• You will manage project budgets
• You will perform cost benefit analysis where necessary
• You will seek cost effective solutions to problems


What skills are we looking for?

Qualifications:
• You will be educated to a degree level in an appropriate discipline or equivalent
• You ideally hold an appropriate project management certification (PMI, PRINCE2, SCRUM, IPMA)
• You will ideally hold an ITIL certification
Skills:
• You will be Fluent in English (written and verbal)
• You will possess excellent verbal and written communication
• You will have a strong, creative analytical approach with attention to detail and the ability to articulate thoughts and solutions in a logical manner
• You will possess strong stakeholders management (presentations, negotiations)
• You will be culturally aware and possess the ability to flex your style as per the audience

Knowledge:
• You will have deep knowledge of Project Management principles, practices, techniques and tools
• You will possess a strong understanding of infrastructure implmentation projects and disciplines
• You will have a working knowledge of project management tools such as MS Project.
• You will ideally have worked within IT project delivery in a multi-cultural matrix oriented environment
• You will have knowledge of Financial services IT solutions
• You will have a basic understanding of infrastructure technologies and terminologies including Vmware, HyperV, Windows server and SQL server.

Experience:

• You will have relevant project management experience
• You will have experience of managing third party suppliers, including Indian operators.
• You will have experience of infrastructure delivery projects
• You will have operated within an international organisation

Other:
• There may be the need to travel internationally on a infrequent basis

What are the key role dimensions?
Reporting to: UK IT Infrastructure Manager
Your job level: Manager Based In: Leeds
Financial/budget responsibility:
Project budget up to £2.5m
Your people responsibility:
No direct line-management responsibility, but matrix management across multiple markets & functions

Your key stakeholders:
Internal – Key project stakeholders in business functions & IT across the globe
External - Third party suppliers as appropriate for the specific projects allocated

Your Health & Safety responsibilities are to:
Comply with the company safety procedures, to demonstrate a personal commitment to safety through your actions, to ensure accidents and incidents are reported appropriately, to periodically perform risk assessments of your workstation and to attend safety training when required





Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.