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Project Manager - Application Management

Job Title: Project Manager - Application Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Bonnie Chuong
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

My client is a global management consulting firm who are recognised as a leader in delivering proven business strategies and technology solutions.

They are looking for an IT Project Manager who has demonstrated experience of working within a global business, delivering multiple simultaneous project and major change initiatives, preferably within a managed services environment.

Project Management at my client's firm are about managing customers through significant organisation change whilst managing scope and their resources to ensure on-time / in budget delivery of time and materials and fixed price engagements. Working in the Outsourcing Services team, you will be required to work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders, such as implementation teams, service managers and customer's management teams.


The Project Manager has responsibility for the successful delivery of assigned projects with a wide scope of delivery which encompasses project planning, financial tracking and reporting, project resourcing, deliverable management and delivery process integration.

  • Manage the Service Transition process from a managed services perspective, ensuring that all Design/Build/Run engagements are effectively managed throughout the formal service introduction lifecycle.
  • Manage all discreet project activities in BAU Managed Services clients. The practice currently delivers services to in excess of 50 UK-based organisations. Typical Managed Services projects which fall within the scope of this role will range from 20 man days through 150+ man days. Multiple, parallel projects will be active at any one time.
  • Managing the implementation of complex enterprise scale physical and virtual infrastructure platforms, maintaining the overall project plan, prioritising tasks and assigning resources, in liaison with the implementation team;
  • Leading the full project lifecycle including transition into support;
  • Managing a combination of distinct projects and project streams as part of a larger programme of work;
  • Financial management of projects to deliver agreed profitability including consolidating cost and revenue reporting and management of Change Controls
  • Leading teams consisting of my client's Consultants in the UK and offshore resources and management of third party dependencies;
  • Reviewing and identifying resourcing requirements and liaising with practice management to ensure resources are available;
  • Managing risk, protecting against scope creep through change control and taking accountability for the commercial relationship with customer;
  • Involvement in pre-sales activities; giving technical and delivery input to proposals, delivering presentations.
  • Stakeholder management and ability to communicate project progress to senior level clients
  • Ability to create Statements of Work and manage progress against such deliverables

Ideal candidate

  • Proven expertise in delivering project within client facing managed services delivery organisation;
  • Experience of managing client facing projects within a shared/leveraged resourcing environment;
  • Significant experience of working as a Project Manager in a commercial, client facing environment
  • Demonstrable experience in the delivery of projects across multiple geographies
  • Managed application development projects or major application enhancements (Microsoft, Java, etc)
  • Experience of delivering projects, major enhancements or service introduction projects in one or more of the platform technology areas (for example Oracle or SAP)
  • Delivery of projects that include the management of external 3rd party suppliers
  • Managed projects which include complex network, hosting and/or infrastructure elements.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of project financial control and resource planning, including the use of earned value financial and schedule management techniques
  • Pre-sales and bid management experience;
  • Relevant Project Management certification (e.g. Prince II, MSP);
  • An education to degree level or equivalent.

There may be an element of traveling throughout the UK and internationally if and when required.

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