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Programme Manager

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted: 
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

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Description
The Senior Project/Programme Manager is accountable for the clear planning and delivery of the strategic programmes or large end-to-end projects (e.g. a system implementation) with responsibility for the planning, coordination, and deployment of all releases into production within a particular domain. They identify, manage, and mitigate individual projects, programmes or cross-programme risks and issues in order to facilitate the on-time and on-budget delivery of capabilities and features aligned to the business outcome vision. The Senior Project/Programme Manager focusses upon the management of a team of project/programme management professionals ensuring the successful delivery of the whole of the proposed change, through effective co-ordination of the programme or project tasks, management of their inter-dependencies and holding project stakeholders to account for delivering their individual activities effectively. Typically reports to Head of Project/Programme Management.
Job Responsibility

* May influence strategic decision making and is accountable for defining and leading the programme/project, cutting across multiple channels, products, systems and departments, to time, budget, and scope from initiation through to completion;

* Leads and manages a team of project management professionals and ensures compliance to Standards, policies and processes;

* Builds and leads a high performing, collaborative, delivery team, who may be directly managed or matrix managed;

* Defines release readiness requirements against business outcome needs and validates readiness before release into production;

* Leads the delivery of the programme/project through active sponsorship, leadership and involvement in specific initiatives to ensure they meet time, cost and quality requirements, and maximise benefit delivery;

* Ensures overall integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, interface with other programmes and compliance to Standards;

* Monitors performance across programmes in the portfolio to enable tracking of the strategy execution and provides updates to senior management;

* Uses advanced analytical thought to influence project decisions and defines a common set of practices, principles and templates for managing, anticipating and exceeding the project needs;

* Possesses a comprehensive understanding of frameworks (e.g. Waterfall/Agile) and methodologies (e.g. Prince2);

* Builds strong relations and works closely with senior stakeholders across Vodafone and external partners in order to ensure alignment with the broader commercial objectives of the business;

* Demonstrates strong communication skills, coordinates project stakeholders effectively and may also act as lead representative in key governance and decision meetings;

* May have accountability for budget in area.

Skills
Business Partnering
Partner and Vendor Management
Agile
Project and Programme Management
Business Acumen
Complexity Management
Expert Communication
Risk Assessment

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