Closing Date : 11 / 05 / 2020What is the job?As we enter one of the most exciting times in our history we are seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our UK Delivery team supporting our CTIO UK functions.
We are looking for someone that oozes our Virgin values and embraces the on-going ways of working within Liberty Global.
Our Technology, Information and Operation function really is the force behind Virgin Media. Without these super people we wouldn’t have the latest technology in place to constantly challenge our competitors and continue taking the UK market by storm.
Working in our UK Delivery team is an exciting experience. We are at the heart of new product and roadmap development for Virgin Media.
We work collaboratively with the VM product teams, the wider CTIO team and our Liberty Global European IT & Delivery function, bringing exciting products to Virgin Media.
We are proud to be part of the world’s largest broadband communications company and continue to delight our customers in true Virgin style!We are looking for a passionate Senior Project Manager to join our newly formed UK Delivery team and work within our Consumer Solutions business area.
The UK Delivery Senior Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to define, manage and deliver several unrelated projects end to end.
You will act as interface with internal and external departments for the delivery of cross functional projects, ensuring that the projects produce the required deliverables to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of cost, risk, time and benefit.
As the Senior Project Manager you will deliver end to end projects from Project Initiation through to benefits realisation to ensure successful project viability, start-up through to project closure.
You will work closely with Senior Business Analysts, Principal Business Analysts, Programme Managers and Programme Directors, and be supported by technical SMEs.
Some of the key accountabilities include :
Secures business sponsorship and benefit owner
Typically secures and manages large financial budgets e.g. a central Investment Committee approved budget between £1m - £5m for any one project
Identifies and manages senior stakeholders
Determines, procures and manages appropriate resources internally and externally to deliver the project
Engages and manages all 3rd party relationships using company policies and procedures
Develops and gains agreement of project plan
Provides regular progress reports to stakeholders
Implements and maintains a consistent project management methodology ensuring project conforms to appropriate governance including all project documentation
Accountable for managing all aspects of risk, issues and contingency
Identifies dependencies with other business initiatives and key projects
Management of project escalation
Manages all project communications
Manages virtual project teams in a matrix environment
May have line management responsibility
Are you right for the role?Essential :
Proven track record in an end to end project delivery, planning, operations or complex business collaborative environment.
The ability to manage virtual teams working on a number of concurrent large cross functional projects with a successful track record of delivering such projects.
Knowledge and demonstrable experience of project planning processes, techniques and methodologies
Experience in a multi-disciplined and commercial environment.
Ability to understand and manage multiple project risks, dealing with uncertainty, whilst being proactive and forward-looking
Knowledge of risk trade off options and their impact on project success
Ability to understand complex organisational designs and structures and understands how to relate these to the project being managed.
Owns and resolves escalated project issues
Advanced stakeholder management, negotiation and conflict management skills
Ability to engage and manage stakeholders effectively, resolving issues and understanding drivers / needs
Ability to respond to challenging priorities with a sense of urgency and pace.
Proven experience managing and reporting on monthly project finance budget
Recognised by a Project management institution as an accredited Project professional to APMP, PRINCE2 or equivalent
Agile Practitioner as UKD explores new delivery models, this would be highly desirable
Awareness of business analysis and change implementation
Awareness of process improvement methodologies including Lean & Six Sigma
Experience in the telecommunications / Broadband / cable TV industry
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade.
Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology to build connections that really matter.