Project Manager

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1526538/97127
  • Date Posted: 10 January 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Compass Group Plc (Compass) is a £22.9 billion turnover, global organisation and the world's leading provider of food and support services. With operations across seven key business areas (Foodservice; Support Services; Business & Industry; Healthcare & Seniors; Education; Sports & Leisure; and Defence, Offshore & Remote), Compass serves customers in offices and factories; schools and universities; hospitals and senior living communities; major sports and cultural venues; and remote mining camps and offshore platforms.

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident Project Manager to join Compass Group UK&I. You will plan, manage and deliver projects and activities in accordance with scope, benefits, business requirements and functional specifications throughout the project lifecycle utilising PRINCE 2 methodology. You will ensure approved projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality targets.

What we'll give:
  • £Competitive Salary per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:
  • Responsible for planning, management and delivery of projects in accordance with business requirements and functional specifications
  • Structure projects to ensure that agreed budgetary, resourcing and time objectives are met.  Manage the project budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all projects are delivered within timescale, to scope, to budget and to a high standard
  • To project manage implementation of products or services in accordance with the business client agreements
  • Act as prime point of contact for the project; provide day-to-day management of the overall and work stream level plans
  • Responsible for production and maintenance of Project documentation
  • Responsible for maintaining relations with Business Owners
  • Track and communicate status of projects/programme to ensure visibility of status across the business - Conduct project review meetings and provision of status reports
  • Pro-actively manage and highlight project risks and issues
  • Liaise closely with Programme Office to ensure sufficient resources are allocated to each project
  • Ensure project guidelines and processes are developed and adhered to
  • Demonstrate Quality Assurance practices during all stages of the project
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to the Change Management processes and practices and pro-actively help to encourage good practice
  • Ensure all Business readiness activities are planned and completed prior to implementation

Ensure successful handover to support teams  and business owners

  • Responsible for planning, management and delivery of projects in accordance with business requirements and functional specifications
  • Structure projects to ensure that agreed budgetary, resourcing and time objectives are met.  Manage the project budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all projects are delivered within timescale, to scope, to budget and to a high standard
  • To project manage implementation of products or services in accordance with the business client agreements
  • Act as prime point of contact for the project; provide day-to-day management of the overall and work stream level plans
  • Responsible for production and maintenance of Project documentation
  • Responsible for maintaining relations with Business Owners
  • Track and communicate status of projects/programme to ensure visibility of status across the business - Conduct project review meetings and provision of status reports
  • Pro-actively manage and highlight project risks and issues
  • Liaise closely with Programme Office to ensure sufficient resources are allocated to each project
  • Ensure project guidelines and processes are developed and adhered to
  • Demonstrate Quality Assurance practices during all stages of the project
  • Monitor and suggest improvements to the Change Management processes and practices and pro-actively help to encourage good practice
  • Ensure all Business readiness activities are planned and completed prior to implementation
  • Ensure successful handover to support teams  and business owners
Who you are:

Essential Experience:

  • Experience in managing business orientated projects
  • Proven track record for delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Experience preparing business cases and preparation for financial approval
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to analyse, diagnose, design, plan, execute and evaluate work to time and quality targets
  • Familiarity with available PRINCE 2 methods, procedures, tools, equipment and standards and ability to make correct choices from alternatives
  • Proven experience in constructing documentation, processes and standards
  • Proven leadership skills.  Proven and demonstrated skills in building strong team dynamics

Technical experience:

  • Experience in methodologies such as PRINCE 2 and the use of them in practical applications
  • IT/Catering/Service/Retail background  - Technical awareness of IT systems and networks
  • Experience in management of projects, software projects and their successful delivery
  • Understanding the technical implications of what the business owner is asking for and ability to translate to IT and third parties
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.