IT Project Manager
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
8d ago

About the Role

We're looking for an experienced Project Manager to support us during a journey of multi-year investment in our core IT systems.

The Project Manager will support the IT Business Partner and business leaders to deliver world class medium and large sized projects.

A key part of this role is to work closely with Abcam stakeholders, Business Analysts, as well as other IT and 3rd party teams to drive forward the project to a successful conclusion.

Furthermore, as a Project Manager, duties such as project resource management, project administration and budget / cost management are also required.

About the Team

Within IT, we follow the Agile methodology, and also Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration; alongside other methodologies such as Waterfall.

There are diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience within the Business Systems Team, focussing on Project Management and Business Analysis, which help support the IT function in delivering key projects to Abcam.

Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Successful delivery of projects to time, cost and quality
  • Scope definition
  • Creation and management of project plans
  • Managing blockers, resolving conflicts and supporting the Project Owners and Stakeholders
  • Risk and issue management
  • Be a key point of contact for Project deliveries across IT and the Business
  • Communication of project status and progress to business stakeholders and internally within IT and against budget and time
  • Articulate project resource requirements and escalate resourcing issues
  • Liaise with 3rd Party supplier teams to ensure smooth cooperation and aligned understanding
  • Working with the Business Analyst(s) to support them in their project tasks
  • Coordination of the scoping of changes, ensuring that impact assessments are carried out, obtaining business and IT approval via the relevant forums
  • Liaising and updating progress to the Project Sponsor and Programme Board
  • Coordination of teams required to support testing and training
  • Skilled at managing your own work and collaborate as a team player
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • About You

    You will have worked within an Agile environment and within a business with a web application development and software implementation focus.

    You will be educated to degree level and have more than 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager. You will have a recognised Project Management certification such as PRINCE2 / PMP or have attended a formalised Project Management course and will have advanced Microsoft Project Skills.

    You could have a Retail, Digital or Customer Experience background either from in business area experience or from previous projects.

    Experience within the Life Sciences industry would be ideal but is not essential. You will be able to articulate business goals, risks, issues and dependencies across projects and be keen to influence change and best practices across IT and the Business.

    You will be comfortable running group discussions and be able to escalate relevant concerns. You will be an influential communicator with the ability to engage with and bring stakeholders with you to reach common goals.

    Multi-tasking must be a strong point, as must prioritisation, as you could be working on multiple projects simultaneously.

    As you’ll be joining a fast-paced environment, you must be comfortable with hitting the ground running.

    About Us

    Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster.

    We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

    It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-

    loved brand in life sciences. Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage.

    The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

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