Head of Project Management

Newcastle upon Tyne

Competitive

Permanent

Our client is an expert in digital products across web, mobile and connected technologies. They are recruiting a Head of project management to oversee complex client workstreams and lead the project management team.

They have an excellent working culture with a great benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Learning and development
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Project Managers
  • Review, evaluate and provide visibility to leadership of ongoing issues and progress across client delivery.
  • Managing workstreams to time, budget and quality, and maintaining the governance to ensure this can be done effectively across all client work.
  • Holding positive productive relationships with client stakeholders and their delivery counterparts.
  • Leading by example within the department and ensuring your team have the tools and training necessary.
  • Building on existing Ways of Working to create and implement a strategy for the Project team that is in line with not only the department goals but the wider business goals.

Person Specification

  • 5+ years' experience as a Project Manager and proven experience leading fellow Project Managers
  • Excellent understanding of software development life cycle models
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering complex digital and technical projects.
  • Highly proficient in Agile and have experience of mentoring fellow PMs in Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with overseeing multi-functional project teams that include UX, Creative, Developers and QA Personnel.
  • The ability to meet with clients and confidently drive face to face meetings.
  • Best practice understanding of, and demonstrated experience, in using appropriate tools, such as Jira, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Project and all Office tools

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