Programme Manager/Lead

GD423

Programme Manager/Lead

GD423

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London

Full Time, Permanent

Programme Management

£110,000 P/A + Benefits

Our client, an industry leader, who is an expert provider of origination and servicing software solutions for banks, building societies and specialist lenders throughout the UK and Europe, is looking to add a Programme Manager/Lead to facilitate the delivery of a range of software project in the UK and Europe.

Their software solutions span across residential and commercial mortgages, personal loans, equity release and savings and they are driven by a desire to maximise operational efficiency and drive down costs across the sector through the innovative use of technology.

Main Duties:

  • Define the optimal Waterfall/Agile programme management methodology applicable to software development in the business, utilising Company and Industry best practice
  • Ensure timely and accurate progress measurement and reporting, with integration of Earned Value Management tools and techniques
  • Implement Waterfall/Agile programme management rigour and discipline and ensure alignment to Company mantra and governance
  • Define the strategy for software development to include analyses of outsourcing options, partnering strategies and resource management across the in-house sprint teams
  • Implement robust risk management across the software portfolio to include risk identification and treatment strategies including integration of risk mitigation activities into the appropriate schedule, with demonstrable management of the resultant plans

Candidate Requirements:

Essential:

  • Experience of Waterfall/Agile Software Development Management with application of coherent policy and process across an organisation
  • MSP certified or similar
  • Previous execution of a software delivery role in an operational environment working to challenging timescales
  • The successful candidate will have previously worked in a fast paced, process driven organisation with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Waterfall/Agile methodology and associated performance management to include integration of Earned Value
  • Ability to communicate articulately and succinctly
  • Knowledge of software development strategies with both sub-contract and outsourcing approaches
  • Clear and demonstrable knowledge of schedule architecture, milestone and deliverable management including success criteria
  • Earned Value Management tools and techniques including selection of the appropriate EV techniques for different project activities
  • Working knowledge of MS Project

Desirable:

  • Qualified to APMP or above (IPMA Level D or above)
  • Degree or equivalent in project management or business management
  • Previous experience of Enterprise level scheduling tools and techniques
  • Experience in the execution of business improvement projects and application of six sigma
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