IT Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 1756
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2022
  • Employer: LotusCars
  • Website: https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/
  • Location: Hethel (NR14 8EZ), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Home Based
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for a person with the capabilities, experience, and attitude to contribute to the definition, implementation, and ongoing development of a transforming IT environment.

They will participate at all levels in their business domain, and work with other Business Partners and functions across other domains to define and establish class-leading and customer-focused IT systems, processes, and services.

 

Scope

To work with cross-functional business teams to establish the requirements for the delivery of enterprise systems including solutions for HR, Corporate Office, PR & Comms - supporting back-office' functions and ultimately to support the delivery of vehicle programmes.  To collaborate on the creation and management of project plans to ensure the successful deployment and ongoing delivery of the systems and application toolsets.

The IT Project Manager will act as the interface for IT and guide the business towards practical solutions (in collaboration with IT Business Partners, Infrastructure, Network, Security and Business Application teams) that can be implemented to achieve business objectives and deliver continuous improvements.

As well as being a cross-functional IT Project Manager, you will work with and support the IT PMO, as well as collaborate with IT Business Analysts and Partners to proactively maintain IT Roadmaps and resource models that will provide the blueprint for delivery of an optimised and integrated IT landscape.

 

Role

  • Ensure the successful deployment and ongoing delivery of IT systems and processes for Lotus Cars automotive business functions
  • Capture and categorise all functional, non-functional / technical requirements
  • Analyse, interpret, and document the requirements using recognised methods
  • Understand the functionality of the applications to be deployed
  • Work with application specialists to map OOTB functionality to requirements, and where necessary, identify essential requirements that will need to be addressed through application configuration changes
  • Work with the PMO to create appropriate programme and project plans
  • Work with resource managers to establish the roles and resource time required to deliver the identified tasks
  • Work with relevant solution architects and technical specialists to assist in the definition of solutions
  • Create and maintain project documentation as per the IT governance processes such as business case, project charter, project initiation document, RAID logs, service acceptance documentation
  • Work with the business / customer to determine requirements for deployment of the new applications and functionality - communications, training, support, etc.
  • Work with appropriate internal marketing partners and project teams to create and manage communications
  • Work with service delivery and end-user support capability to create training, support and establish appropriate service levels
  • Work with appropriate technical resources to identify opportunities for improvement that can be proposed to the business - build the business cases to support these proposals.
  • Where necessary, take responsibility for IT related activities within your domain, including business analysis, service delivery, and end-user support if called upon
  • Work with service delivery and IT PMO to establish and maintain project metrics and reporting.

 

Knowledge

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent vocational qualification
  • Experience in similar roles,
  • Knowledge of automotive environments, systems, and processes, ideally through experience in this area.
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, systems and process.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken.
  • Advanced PC skills - MS Office, Excel and Project.
  • Excellent communication, and strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills

Desirable

 

  • Formal Project Management accreditation
  • Formal Business Analysis accreditation
  • Domain relevant qualification / accreditation
  • Experience working in projects related to, or alongside of, automotive systems and applications.
  • Solid understanding of IT for relevant business applications / environment.
  • Ideally you will have experience working in an Agile and Waterfall environments.

 

Other Factors

Hybrid working available 

UK travel will be necessary in support of other sites. Foreign travel possible though unlikely to be frequent