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Project Manager- Contract

  • Location

    London: Central London

  • Sector:

    Support Centre

  • Job ref:

    657031

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-19

  • Client:

    Whitbread

Project Manager - Contract

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our team based out of our Digital hub in Holborn. We are currently going through a period of growth as we expand the Premier Inn brand to Germany and are looking to establish nearly 40 hotels in the next 2 years.

This position will be working on a large scale programme looking at the systems that currently underpin our business and any necessary future remediation plans.

What you will be doing:

  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, to budget, and meeting all quality targets.
  • Establish the project plan baseline, defining project scope and securing the necessary resources and plans for each phase.
  • Manage risks, issues and dependencies. Identifying and removing roadblocks.
  • Drive project execution and managing the change control process, conflicts and escalations.
  • Monitor the project budget and managing finances by ensuring accurate forecasts and financial system monitoring.
  • Ensure business and system releases delivered by the project are simple and easy to use.
  • Engage stakeholders and ensuring on-going project alignment with business strategy and stringent governance processes.

What we are looking for:

  • Significant experience managing multiple IT projects, including budgets over £1m with experience in any of the following: Infrastructure, ITIL Service, IT Security, Data compliance, Oracle systems
  • Good grounding in traditional Project Management governance practices.
  • Experience with Waterfall & Kanban Agile methodologies 
  • Ideally have experience within a hospitality or retail environment.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills; able to inspire and influence teams and senior execs alike.
  • Advanced to expert level leadership and general management skills, including conflict resolution capabilities and outstanding negotiation skills.