Senior Project Manager

Kantar Group Limited
Tachbrook Park, Warwick
03 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Project Manager

Warwick or London
Job PurposeMain Activities & Responsibilities
PRMG-6 (Change and transformation-> Business change implementation-> Project Management)

Takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects (typically with significant business, political, or high-profile impact, and high-risk dependencies).

Adopts and adapts project management methods and tools, selecting appropriately from plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

Ensures that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained.

Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.

Follows Project management governance and methodology defined by Kantar

PROF-3 (Change and transformation-> Business change implementation->Portfolio, programme and project support)

Uses defined portfolio, programme and project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking by Kantar division.

Sets up project files, compiles and distributes reports.

Provides administrative services to project boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.

(Development and implementation->Systems development->Systems development management)FMIT-4 (Strategy and architecture->Business strategy and planning->Financial management)

Monitors and maintains all required financial records related to projects for compliance and audit to all agreed requirements.

Contributes to financial planning, budgeting and its control. Collates required financial data and reports for analysis and to facilitate decision making

KNOW-2 (Strategy and architecture->Knowledge management->Knowledge management)

Maintains a knowledge management database (lessons learned) by leveraging knowledge of a specialism in order to capture and classify content, taking expert advice when required.

BENM-5 (Change and transformation->Business change management->Benefits management)

Identifies specific measures and mechanisms by which benefits can be measured, and plans to activate these mechanisms during the project life-cycle.

Monitors benefits against what was predicted in the business case and ensures that all participants are informed and involved throughout the change programme and fully prepared to exploit the new operational business environment once it is in place.

Supports operational managers to ensure that all plans, work packages and deliverables are aligned to the expected benefits and leads activities required in the realisation of the benefits of each part of the change programme.
Additional Key Requirements
Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.

Influences customers, suppliers and partners at account level. May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives. Collaborates regularly with team members, users and customers. Engages to ensure that user needs are being met throughout.

Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues.

Has a thorough understanding of recognised generic industry bodies of knowledge and specialist bodies of knowledge as necessary. Has gained a thorough knowledge of the domain of the organisation. Is able to apply the knowledge effectively in unfamiliar situations and actively maintains own knowledge and contributes to the development of others. Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively. Maintains an awareness of developing practices and their application and takes responsibility for driving own development.

Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Plans all project knowledge areas and monitors work to meet time and quality targets.

Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.

Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications.

Fully understands the importance of security to own work and the operation of the organisation. Seeks specialist security knowledge or advice when required to support own work or work of immediate colleagues.

English fluency

Supports the business in the Business Plan

Manages programs
Person Specification
Degree or equivalent

Relevant professional qualification such as PRINCE2, PMI, MSP

Has gained experience ...

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