Planner - Tech Owned Apps

Elevate Direct
490.00 - 540.00 GBP Daily
21 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
6 month contract
Up to ??540 per day via umbrella only

GSK has announced the separation of its consumer health business from its biopharma business. This separation and the establishment of two new leading companies will require numerous technology decisions.

Description and Primary Duties
The Planner coordinates and tracks all plans across the CH Tech Owned Apps portfolio of separation activities:
Takes ownership for the CH Tech Owned Apps workstream Microsoft Project Online (MSPO) instance
o Ensures the content is accurate, comprehensive, and adheres to the format requirements set out by the Process and Systems PMO
o Manages relationship with the Process and Systems PMO team with regards project planning
Works with Tech Functional Leads (five individuals and their two supporting Project Managers) and the I&P Lead, as well as three Regional Leads
o Supports the development of detailed plans for the ~400 applications across the workstream's portfolio
o Assists in identifying, agreeing and managing dependencies within the workstream and with other workstreams across the separation programme
o Agrees the appropriate cadence of updates for each application with its accountable owner and establishes ways of working to align to this agreed cadence
o Enters updates to the milestones and activities in the MSPO as a result of updates from lower level plans
Reports into the CH Tech Owned Apps Lead
o Acts as eyes and ears for undetected risks and issues within planning and delivery of application separation
o Works relatively autonomously, establishing a framework for his/her work, whilst providing regular formal and informal updates

Required Skills/Experience
The holder of this role will require the following:
Generalist understanding of IT and the organisations that support it within a global organisation
Excellent Microsoft Project skills including experience with Project Online
Excellent general project management skills
Ability to cope with uncertainty and will a fast-paced, at times chaotic, environment
Ability to see and track critical path actions without necessarily understanding the finer/more technical aspects of discussion
Willing to ask for help when needed
Comfortable/able to form working relationships with stakeholders from around the globe at all levels of the organisation

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