21 Nov 2016

Contract Project Planner / Programme Planner – £300 – £450 per day – Manchester

Apex Executive Ltd – Posted by adminManchester, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Apex Executive are delighted to have been appointed to recruit an experienced Project Planner/ Programme Planner to work for a prestigious corporate client in Manchester City Centre.

This role is to work within an established and expanding Business Change & Transformation Function, and the successful candidate will be responsible for Project Planning / Programme Planning major projects, to assist with the delivery of significant Business Transformation and Business Change Projects.

A previous solid track record of working on significant Projects within Financial Services, Banking, or Insurance would be a distinct advantage, as would previous experience working on large scale Business Transformation or significant Business Change Projects.

The day rate is between £300 and £450 dependent upon skills and experience, and by what value can be added by the successful candidate.

Main responsibilities:

  • Working within a busy Business Change division
  • Project Planning / Programme Planning within a major Transformation Programme
  • Assisting Senior Project Managers to deliver multiple significant Change Projects
  • Working on multiple workstreams
  • Creating Project Plans
  • Raid Logs
  • Assisting with the support and delivery of significant Business Transformation / Business Change Projects, Programmes and Project Portfolios from concept to completion
  • Assisting Project Managers / Programme Managers and the PMO with high volume and complex Projects and Programmes
  • Drive creation and maintenance of plans for multiple projects
  • Facilitation of large planning workshops
  • Developing plans in conjunction with Project Managers / Programme Managers
  • Ensuring consistency of approach by all Project Managers / Programme Managers and ongoing maintenance of all plans
  • Reviewing, critiquing and challenging plans
  • Supporting Project Managers / Portfolio Managers to manage their projects using good practice disciplines and methodologies
  • PMO disciplines, such as RAIDs management, change control, reporting, Steering Group management, stakeholder management etc.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate :

  • Solid previous Project Planning / Programme Planning experience
  • Significant MS Project skills
  • Previous experience dealing with a Senior Transformation Programme Office team
  • The ability to review, critique and challenge plans
  • Experience dealing with Senior Project / Senior Programme Managers
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel, Project, Visio, PowerPoint and Word would be an advantage
  • Previous experience within the Financial Services, Banking or Insurance sectors would be an advantage
We regret that Apex Executive are only able to accept applications from Project Planner / Programme Planner candidates that can demonstrate the eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Apex Executive Ltd are acting in the capacity of a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

How to Apply

Please apply with your current CV, and details of your salary expectations and notice period.

Job Categories: Business Architecture, Change & Transformation, PMO, Project Manager, and Support. Job Types: Contract and Freelance. Job Tags: architect, BAU, business analyst; analyst, Change, IT; I.T.; IT Infrastructure, job, manchester, planning. programme, PMO, Programme, programme planning, Specialist, and vacancy. Salary: Contract Day Rate, £200 - £299, £300 - £399, and £400 - £499. Job expires in Endless.

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