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Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Salary: €500 - €560 per day
Start Date: asap
Reference: BBBH58309999_1535463006
Contact Name: Charlotte O'loughlin
Contact Email: c.oloughlin@parity.net
Job Published: August 28, 2018 14:30

Job Description

Programme Manager

Contract. Dublin - Full time. 9 Months. Global Retailer. 500-560 euros per day

The Programme Manager is responsible for leading multiple related project engagements and delivering complex technology change programmes to schedule, cost and quality across a functional area, working to the oversight and direction of senior management. Programmes are typically large and / or complex cross functional change initiatives, involving a number of different organisations and team members.


  • Defines programme scope, deliverables, schedules, budgets and approach with sponsors, business and delivery partners.
  • Manages programme delivery scope and budget, works with programme sponsors and partners to prepare delivery plans, tracks and reports progress against plan including change management
  • Builds, leads and motivates multi-disciplinary teams and mentors one or more junior project managers to achieve the core programme business objectives
  • Effective management of, and communication to stakeholders, often at senior executive level, is key to enable and facilitate programme planning and execution
  • Ensure each portfolio project lifecycle, execution and reporting is in compliance with PMO standards.
  • Ensure an appropriate quality plan is in place for programme delivery and all stakeholders and delivery partners understand their part in execution.
  • Manage resource assignment to the programme to ensure the necessary resources are made available at the right time to support programme execution.
  • Communicate and schedule any reliance on third party resources within project plans, and provide forum for regular leadership reviews.
  • Put communication structure in place to facilitate communication between delivery teams and stakeholders, and to ensure that problems are identified and raised to the appropriate levels for resolution.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 8 years senior project management experience of large and enterprise scale complex IT projects, in cross functional environments
  • Experience of managing multiple ICT disciplines i.e. design, requirements definition, software development, technical support, systems architecture, project delivery etc. whether via internal groups or external delivery partners.
  • Change management experience and experience leading and delivering projects working at programme manager level in an international environment
  • Accreditation in recognised project management methods preferable
  • Primary or secondary degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering preferable with experience working with the business at steering group level

Skills / Competencies Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to communicate, influence and engage with senior executives from across business units
  • Excellent change project management skills with a well-developed understanding of their application from a business context
  • Excellent working knowledge of a range of technology project development lifecycle(s)
  • Extensive understanding of the cost benefit analysis and project accounting methods, and their application in large scale cross functional projects
  • Excellent people management and team building skills combined with strong influencing and critical reasoning skills and sound judgement
  • Strong operational, business and IT management skills and the knowledge to know when and how to apply within the management framework for a programme
  • Must be able to establish and lead cross functional teams across multiple locations to deliver solutions that meet business needs and objectives
  • Ability to define project management processes, tools and templates as required for the programme

For more information please apply now.

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