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project manager (insurance, legal sector) - man

  • IT
  • Manchester
  • 35k - 45k p/a
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • PCO/D/037483
  • 25 May 2018
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Project Manager (Insurance, Legal Sector) - Manchester

£35 to £45k

My client, a legal services company is looking for a highly organised Project Manager to be based in Manchester.

They are the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector. Currently they provide specialist services to 12 of the UK's 20 largest motor insurers in areas such as counter fraud, costs, credit hire, defendant services, large & complex injury and recoveries.

Candidates must be analytical and innovative, with strong negotiation, diplomacy and interpersonal skills. A sound commercial awareness and ability to work to tight deadlines, anticipate and react to change is essential.

The purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

This is a key role in the PMO Team; the team has an important function in the business to support our continued growth and continuous improvement programme, and build upon our reputation in the industry based on our proven success with our clients.

This position is responsible for the planning, management, coordination and control of projects across the firm and with our clients and suppliers; ensuring that projects are delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget. Working in collaboration with the PMO, Development, MI, Operational and Training departments, business leads and end-users, to understand and deliver successful business solutions.


Main Responsibilities:

Ensure projects are delivered on time and in budget, and meet project objectives
Ensure proper governance of projects, and that PMO and IT standards and procedures are adhered to
Produce business cases, detailing project scope, impact and dependencies, and appropriate financial appraisals, risk, resource and business impact assessments to ensure informed decision making
Produce Project Initialisation Documents and Project Implementation Plans in collaboration with the project team
Produce and maintain detailed project plans, for task coordination and resource and cost management; ensuring budget and resources are appropriately allocated and controlled
Identify, coordinate and manage internal and external suppliers, ensuring dependencies are identified and managed effectively
Conduct stakeholder analysis and ensure excellent stakeholder management is maintained throughout the life of projects
Produce project status reports and presentations
Evaluate the success of projects and conduct lessons learnt reviews and actively support continuous improvement
Liaise with Business Analysts, System Testers, IT teams, training, operational and financial departments
Coordinate with PMO Manager, Project Managers and IT Managers
Contribute to the PMO, IT and the Firm's strategies

Essential skills:

Excellent communications skills, with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences
Extensive project management experience using industry standard methodologies such as Prince2 and Agile
Experience delivering cross departmental, multi work stream projects
Ability to effectively work with stakeholders at all levels
Ability to motivate others and lead change
Experience delivering IT and/or infrastructure projects
Ability to work successfully under pressure on multiple projects
High level of attention to detail
Minimum 3 years' experience of project management

Desirable skills:

Exposure to legal or insurance industry
Exposure of software development projects and software development life cycle methodologies

Additional Resources Ltd is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003

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