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Programme Director

Project Management
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Key responsibilities: The core responsibilities for this role can be split into four key areas

Programme Management

  • Delivery of programmes according to agreed time / budget / scope / quality / change control criteria.
  • Defining, sourcing and managing the necessary resources to complete these programmes and sub-projects, making timely changes where necessary to achieve objectives.
  • Ensuring the development of accurate plans and budgets, finding improvements to efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources, reporting variances to senior management where there is likely to be a significant impact on agreed delivery parameters.
  • Effectively controlling the issues, risk, dependencies and changes in scope associated with large, complex programmes, ensuring timely intervention and communication to stakeholders.
  • Conducting regular reviews of outcomes, both internally with programme team and with clients / senior stakeholders during and after the delivery has been completed.


Stakeholder Management

  • Lead decision-making at senior level
  • Developing communication disciplines as appropriate for the programme.
  • Ensuring stakeholders are provided with appropriate timely advice during and after delivery.
  • Effectively and accurately escalating and communicating risks and issues as appropriate.

Matrix Management and Practice Improvement

  • Managing a team of project managers and contractors to maximise quality and high performance outcomes, seamlessly integrating the use of external consultant and client team members.
  • Providing technical and managerial leadership, mentoring, coaching and performance management of staff to ensure continual improvement in the skills necessary to manage projects.
  • People management and team development
  • Working collaboratively and constructively with peer group and the PPMC Leadership Team to solve business and resource challenges.
  • Ensuring the team is developed, trained and motivated and collectively working to achieve the goals of the organisation.
  • Managing poor performance, absence and capability issues in line with Experian policies, in consultation with the line management.
  • Working across the team to identify development opportunities that align with people’s aspirations and the goals of the business, in consultation with the line management of staff.
  • Ensuring familiarity with Experian HR Policies and apply all HR policies consistently.
  • Managing any contractors within their team, ensuring that results are delivered to expectations at the best value for money. Facilitate and drive performance management processes

Customer centricity

  • Champion a culture where the fair treatment of customers is at the heart of the Experian business.  Ensure that by leading by example, you adhere to all regulatory requirements and apply appropriate controls in the interests of customers.  Through the adoption of a top down approach, demonstrate a culture where all of our people understand their regulatory obligations, including what the fair treatment of customer’s means to them and our organisation.


What are we looking for?


This would be a great opportunity for an experience Programme Manager/Director who is looking to get involved in transformational programme management across a global, market leading organisation.


We are looking for:

  • Exceptional understanding and application of Programme and Project Management competencies including stakeholder management, contractuals, scope, schedule, costs, quality, HR, communications, risk, procurement, and integration
  • Strong understanding and application of change management competencies
  • Effective leadership, coordination, motivation, negotiation and dispute resolution skills, working at C-suite level with clients and internally
  • Exceptional ability to manage relationships whilst maintaining trusted relationship with team and peers
  • Strong understanding of business requirements and technical limitations as determined by the client organisation's systems and processes
  • Strong ability to apply analytical skills and conceptual thinking to both short term and long-term operations and systems planning over a wide range of technologies
  • Strong financial literacy to forecast and manage programme, project and departmental budgets, costs and revenue
  • Ability to influence and build productive relationships with key programme stakeholders (both internal and external) at C-suite level. Able to work globally across different cultures.
  • Ability to advocate and instil cultural improvement, discipline and communications
  • Ability to encourage innovation
  • Ability to achieve improvements in delivery quality, staff motivation and role flexibility and can operate equally well at strategic or operational levels
  • Proven ability defining and executing on the Programme's purpose and direction in terms of vision, mission, values and objectives
  • Project governance against improved project delivery lifecycle processes and escalated risk mitigation and issue resolution
  • Ability to identify and manage resource requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of programme & project management methodology and tools, including software
  • Strong knowledge of legislation and regulations impacting business unit industry
  • Superb problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills


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