Head of Project Management
High value, Low Volume, specialist electromechanical screening equipment.
+ The job holder is responsible for ensuring the on-schedule, on-budget delivery of all programme and projects within the Business and for the strategic aspects of the business processes and organisational maturity required to deliver them.
+ The job holder will also be responsible for initiating and sponsoring change initiatives within the organisation to improve the capability and maturity of the Project Management organisation and drive new and improved processes and practices to push the organization towards industry best practice.
+ The Job holder is responsible for ensuring that common set of practices and templates are in place enabling best in class project delivery governance. To ensure the deployment of an effective project life cycle framework.
+ Responsible for and provide leadership to the Project Management Organisation within the business.
+ Assuring the on-schedule, to budget delivery of programmes and projects through a team of Project Managers.
+ Assuring high customer satisfaction by ensuring contracted delivery milestones and service delivery metrics are met.
+ Assuring effective project management practices through process definition, improvement and effective governance.
+ Ensuring that fundamental business metrics are accurately forecast, planned for, measured and achieved.
+ Liaising with the heads of business functions to ensure project management function is effectively supported in its role.
+ Appropriately staffing the Project Management organisation to meet the business need and the management of those staff.
+ Through the Project Management teams, ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of project performance to the business through formal monthly presentations.
+ Improving and optimising the execution and maturity of the Project Management function.
+ Provide support to the Sales & Marketing and Commercial function by: a. supporting the monthly order book review b. Providing resources to staff proposal team’s c. Participating in proposal reviews.
+ Experience of managing multi-million pound projects, domestic and international sales, export controls & logistics.
+ Ability to communicate at all levels within the organisation and with the customer stakeholders.
+ Ability and demonstrated evidence of managing complex situations within a multi-national customer environment.
+ Ability to translate business strategy and goals into functional and project objectives.
+ Experience and subject matter expert in project management processes and governance.
+ As part of leadership of the team, the job holder must have the ability to challenge current practices and methods and recommend and implement improvements.
+ A self-starter problem solver with the ability to undertake and facilitate the resolution of complex project issues at the business level.
+ Delivery and installation of large capital equipment.
+ Ability to manage conflicting priorities across different departments and customers.
+ Candidates will have excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal, be pro-active, have the ability to multi task and prioritise workload.
+ Client facing projects with a demonstrable track record of successful project delivery with proven project management ability, including projects with major budgets and complex scope.
+ Exceptionally well presented, with gravitas, presence and bearing. At ease working with minimal direction. Strong personality, adaptive manner. Able to handle multiple simultaneous unrelated threads.
+ Credibility in Project/Programme management. A strong leader with exceptional oral and written communication skills. Commercially aware and able to see the bigger business picture. A broad understanding of the roles of supporting business functions. + Self-motivated, determined and able to work alone and as part of a team. A sponsor of change and comfortable in a dynamic environment. Able and willing to coach and mentor staff. Focused, proactive, adaptable, approachable and committed.
+ Flexibility and willingness to travel within the UK and overseas. An understanding people person with a willingness to genuinely understand complex issues.
+ HNC/Degree educated preferably Electrical or Electronic Engineering. Ideally with a post graduate business qualification.
+ Candidates will have ideally APM, PMI or Prince2 qualification and will ideally have extensive Project Management experience with proven ability to adapt to working overseas in a multi-cultural environment.
+ Considerable project and programme management office experience is essential, in particular in setting up PMO best practices against APM framework.
+ Lean Six Sigma awareness or a formal qualification is desirable.
+ Knowledge or experience of airport security, baggage handling
Circa £75,000 plus benefits.