Project Manager

Purple Placements
£40000 - £40001 per annum
08 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
An Excellent Opportunity for an experience Project Manager You will be reporting to the Head of Projects and will be responsible for the management of a range of projects within AV, Video Conferencing and Unified Communications. These projects will range in size and value and while the majority will be UK only, some may include integration locations and customers. The role of the Project Manager is to own and drive all elements of the project including budgets, risk, plans and the customer, ensuring that they are delivered on time, to budget and within scope. You will be assisted by a Project Co-ordination who will deliver tasks according to you project plan. KEY RESPONSIBILITES (include but not limited to) The Project Manager will be responsible for Initiating projects correctly including internal hangovers from Sales Setting up full project governance including the project folder structure & internal and customer kick off meetings Full project governance including plans, scopes, risks and issues logs etc Budget controls Creating weekly Project Highlight Reports for customer and internal review to enable effective project tracking Work with the Project Coordinator to ensure that all relevant tasks are retold and completed in line with the project plan including ordering of hardware, scheduling of engineering resources, receipt of hardware, asset Register creation & shipping of hardware Complete effective exception management during the project lifecycle Effective escalation Assist with continuous team and process improvements Capture and manage all project variation to ensure all areas of potential impact are assessed, internal costs are approved and customer costs are covered under new POs and approvals DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE To be successful in this post, we'll be looking to find someone that is very organised, has a great eye for detail and enjoys working efficiently. The successful candidate will need to understand that strength is key to successful project delivery and that having the ability to lead both the virtual team and the customer will result in success. You understand what provides you with your personal reward in what you do, knowing that your work and your work ethic will drive you in this role. You must have a good working knowledge of all areas of project documentation and project governance. Knowledge of the audio visual and unified communications market place will be a distinct advantage. The following skills are essential: Previous experience in a Project Management role is essential Minimum of Prince2 Foundation Certified Prince2 Practitioner Certification expected Previous experience in Audio Visual or Unified Communication Project Management would be desirable but not mandatory Excellent organisational and Communication skills Strong knowledge around Project documentation, Project Management Systems and management information tools Change Management experience Good working experience using Microsoft Office packages including Excel Ability to work on your own initiative Ability to resolve issues, a problem solving mindset Able to successfully influence others, lead people and teams Ability to travel UK wide Confidence is a must, must be prepared to challenge Strength when dealing with others Strong planning skills are essential to successfully deliver projects in a challenge environment to challenging timescales A flexible approach to working Any other relevant industry certification would be advantageous. Experience of dealing with multiple vendors would be of great interest PERSONAL QUALITIES Organised, flexible, helpful, driven and a self-motivator. You must be able to think on your feet, use your own initiative, be a problem solver, strong in your convictions - do what you say you will when you say you will. To excel you will need to have a drive for excellence in everything you do, knowing you have set the bench mark in standards and that this will ensure success in the solution delivery You must appreciate the customer experience at my clients want to provide, while also understanding that yes is not always the right answer - you are responsible for our successful delivery. You should take pride in knowing your work provide my client with the ability to successfully deliver these solutions Must have the ability to travel UK wide with the potential for International travel although this is expected to be a rare requirement IN RETURN In return you will work with some truly excellent people within my clients industry in a growing business with a great reputation. You will be provided with leadership and support to enable you to flourish where your expertise is listened to and your ideas tabled at every opportunity. You will also be provided with a training plan that will be developed over time with this training being scheduled accordingly This job was originally posted as