Operations Project Manager

£40000 - £45000 Per Annum + car, fuel card, laptop & phone
15 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Operations Project Manager

Our client has a great new opportunity for an Operations Project Manager to support their growth plans.

As the expert you will lead and support the bidding process and the scoping of service lines across a large operational contract. You will work with the mobilisation teams and oversee projects to activity enable the contracts operations team to operate in line with the contract from go live dates. You will have the ability to build rapport quickly with operations teams, support teams, suppliers and clients to ensure the successful implantation of all new contract awards through to business as usual.

The role is heading up a new contract - you will be involved from the start of the process working with a senior management team to implement and project manage a large scale FM lead contract which is due to open across the UK- with the first cluster being in the North (Manchester/ Leeds Area). Once this is mobilized you will then be managing the same project structure but in a different geographical location

Duties will include

  • Review and understand the contractual obligations for technical service delivery
  • Take ownership of bids and mobilisations by leading the planning, implementation and risk mitigation of projects on behalf of our client
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s)
  • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities
  • Assist the Project Team and the Bid/Sales Teams in the drafting and issuance of project proposals and mobilisation plans
  • Ensure a full and successful hand-off to the operations team once mobilisation is deemed complete by the senior operational lead (director level and above)
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the client and project team
  • Ensure clients' needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Continually assess and identify ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others
  • Keep the Head of Projects, Senior Stakeholders and clients informed about project status, risks and issues that may impact on the project success

The successful candidate

  • Previous experience in the Facilities Management industry at an operational management level within manufacturing or distibution sites.
  • You will have experience across service lines including Cleaning, Catering, FM, M & E, Security and other hard services
  • You will be soft services/ cleaning boased as this makes up a large percentage of the account
  • Previous experience in project management, mobilising contracts and implementing company systems and processes
  • An understanding of continuous improvement methods & processes
  • Professional and friendly manner essential
  • Excellent Interpersonal abilities and ability to brief at a senior level (oral & written)
  • Proactive in providing functional support if necessary and leading by example
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Exceptional organisational, planning and prioritisation skills with a critical eye for detail
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word etc.) essential. MS Project preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate a proactive, positive approach to work and have a 'can-do' attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate strong personal integrity
  • Personable and enthusiastic approach to work and providing first class customer service
  • Able to build & maintain good working relationships internally, with clients and suppliers
  • H & S management & risk mitigation management

Additional Information

* A recognised professional qualification I.E. Princes, Six Sigma and or Business Improvement
* Demonstrable experience of operational FM contract management
* Understanding of Microsoft Project

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