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Project Manager - Group Technology and Change Macclesfield

Royal London Group

Royal London Group Macclesfield United Kingdom

1 month ago

Job Title: Project Manager – Group Technology and Change

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Alderley Edge or Edinburgh

Closing date: 3rd May 2023

At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for an established Project Manager with experience of delivering Change projects in any of Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure, Operational Resilience to work across the Change function within our Group Technology and Change organisation.

The main purpose of this role is to deliver change projects which support achievement of... the Group strategy, effectively and efficiently. To ensure business outcomes are clearly understood and associated solutions are delivered to enable the business to realise benefits on time, within budget and to agreed quality standards. Solutions may involve change to any of business process, operating model, applications, infrastructure, and third-party services.

Key responsibilities
• Apply good project management practice to lead one or more project teams / initiatives to successfully deliver planned change outcomes to agreed schedule and budget.
• Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, identifying and engaging all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility to develop a detailed project plan to monitor, track and share progress.
• Drive and track project performance, using appropriate financial analysis and verification techniques to determine and manage any change to project scope, schedule, and cost constraints, maintaining comprehensive project documentation.
• Manage relationships with the client and all stakeholders including those with third parties/vendors.
• Matrix management across multiple disciplines (BAs, developers, testers, and technical resources) through to 3rd parties and business SMEs, delegating project tasks based on junior staff members' individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels.
• Report and escalate to management as needed whilst performing risk and issue management activities.

• Proven working experience in project management delivering both business and technical change initiatives, with experience in life and pensions / insurance / financial services preferable, and experience of infrastructure projects desirable.
• Experience and / or knowledge of Agile or Waterfall delivery practices, with PRINCE2 or APM or Agile qualifications desirable.
• Highly competent in using planning tools and experienced in implementing and operating financial control frameworks.
• Able to work effectively on multiple, concurrent, or competing work streams, and act decisively in critical situations.
• Works collaboratively and effectively in teams, to find solutions to problems and drive work progress.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to tailor approach to different levels of stakeholders, and negotiate desirable outcomes in supplier and client-facing situations.

What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:
• A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
• 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
• Annual company and performance based bonus
• Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
• Enhanced parental leave policies
• Private medical insurance
• Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page.

About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK. Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.

At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.

Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.

We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Our Alderley Park office is situated in 400 acres of natural parkland, based 2.2 miles south of Alderley Edge and 6.5 miles from Macclesfield in our newly refurbished site. We offer a free shuttle service to and from the office from Wilmslow train station and offer free on-site parking with electric car charging points
Macclesfield UK

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