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Horwich Farrelly Solicitors
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Legal IT Jobs
Closing Date: 16/02/2018



Basis:Full Time


The purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

This is a key role in the PMO Team at Horwich Farrelly; 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 strategiesFrom time to time, the project manager will be required to carry out any other ad hoc projects and duties as required.

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

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