Leominster
IT

About The Role

We have a new and exciting opportunity within our IT department for a Senior Project Manager who would be responsible for managing projects, largely from the IT portfolio, including technical/infrastructure and development based, using our in-house project management framework. Ensuring projects are appropriately planned, organised, led and reported; adhering to PMO standardised procedures, whilst meeting objectives on time and on budget.

Your day-to-day duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Use our in-house PM framework to deliver enterprise-level projects with an appropriate level of planning and governance that provides the right balance of agility and predictability
  • Select the appropriate governance approach for each project, bringing the best of Agile or Waterfall to the table
  • Manage several concurrent, high profile projects using our in-house project management framework that may cross multiple business units and one or more 3rd party providers. Ensure projects are appropriately planned, organised, lead and reported to meet objectives on time and on budget
  • Lead and motivate the Scrum teams assigned to your projects, to deliver against their commitments and remove blockers to the project. Encourage sustainable high performance and quality
  • Support the day to day running of the Scrum teams assigned to your projects by ensuring all Agile ceremonies run smoothly and have a productive outcome and impediments are removed
  • Empower the project teams so that they are fully engaged in the project and understand the business goals and objectives, so that they feel they are making a valuable contribution to the business
  • Manage sponsor and stakeholder expectations of project deliverables. Define, manage and deliver project communications, including progress updates and steering groups
  • Drive the practice of minimal viable product, ensuring core features of change are identified and prioritised to deliver early business value. Support the Scrum teams to implement MVP
  • Work with the Architecture and Design authorities to ensure that solutions stay within the scope of the project and MVP is always considered.
Hours of work:

9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday.

About You

To be considered you will need:

  • Significant experience in managing infrastructure projects with the ability to take part in technical discussions and translate into project plans and stakeholder reporting
  • Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle and practices, as well as expert knowledge of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and when best to apply them
  • Strong and diverse experience of delivering multi-discipline business and technology projects using Agile methodologies
  • Experience of leading multi-function project teams including business and technology SME’s. Strong leadership, facilitation and coaching skills
  • Proven working knowledge of Agile practices, values and principles
  • Experience of change management principles, methodologies and tools with a solid understanding of how people go through change and the change curve
  • Good level of technical understanding to provide credible leadership to the development community and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues.

About Us

MandM Direct is one of Europe's leading off-price retailers, with over 3.8 million customers shopping with us every year. In today’s hypercompetitive environment, building a brand that our customers can trust is more important than ever. Our long term success is due to our fast-paced, innovative and adaptable environment which continues to keep up with the market’s demands. 

Our IT department consists of over 70 professional staff where you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside a number of different IT areas including Support, Business Analysts, Developers and Testers. The IT department underpins all of our business users and customers by providing leading edge solutions using the latest technologies including developing in Google Cloud.

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