Transformation Senior Project Manager

Transformation Senior Project Manager London, England

Full Time London, England 43824 - 60224 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description


CDW has a mission to become the leading B2B integrated technology solutions provider in the markets that we serve. Enabling, supporting and accelerating our ambitious plans to grow from a £1.35bn business to £5bn by 2026 requires a major programme of transformation; understanding the needs of our customers, partners & coworkers, redefining & optimising our operating models and modernising our business systems.

Business Transformation is establishing enterprise-wide strategic alignment, with a vision to redefine new ways of working by encouraging agility, transparency and ownership to anchor transformation. Through bold and rapid decision-making, governance, and practical knowledge and support, it will do this. With this in mind, Project Delivery will play a pivotal role in challenging the status quo and enabling the successful delivery of transformative initiatives.

We seek an experience Senior Project Manager to join our Transformation Management Office (“TMO”), responsible for strategic planning and tactical execution of a wide portfolio of innovative programmes and projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with technology and business leaders and stakeholders to understand their strategic portfolio and business goals and translate those into actionable plans
  • Demonstrate and apply best in class programme management practices, and drive those practices within all active programs, providing mentoring as needed to raise the bar for our team
  • Report on overall programme delivery status, accounting for project cost, time, benefits, and budgets
  • Lead and facilitate weekly programme delivery reviews with programme managers and project managers
  • Monitor and review programme and project financials, costs, operational budgets, staffing, resourcing, and project risks
  • Plan, schedule, monitor, and report on overall progress and initiates corrective action, as appropriate, to ensure that programme and project deliverables are produced on time and within budget
  • Serve as a point of escalation for the projects and programmes within the portfolio – resolving individual project escalations and coaching your team on proactive planning, mitigation, and stakeholder management
  • Build a strong brand within our organisation – evangelising for Business Transformation, known as an effective and pragmatic leader

Who are we looking for?

  • A track record in successfully bringing structure to large transformation programme, within a fast paced an ambitious business context
  • Commercial acumen – able to drive and support financial and resource planning and management for portfolio projects
  • A history of success delivering end to end projects within a business transformation context. Ideally, you will have an understanding of projects which have significant digital/technology components, ideally in a B2B IT products and services context
  • Knowledge of key output and operational measures and trends turning raw data into clear and easy to understand summaries, recommendations and insight to drive senior decision making
  • Project Management “101”: Strong budgeting, planning, and project financial acumen
  • Strong communication skills; able to articulate complex concepts with a non-technical audience
  • A pedigree in communications and relationship management: Experience in customer and business relationship management and stakeholder management within a matrixed organisational context
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to lead and influence others – able to coach your team and broader business stakeholders in articulating benefits and drivers for transformational initiatives
  • Strong analytical/Excel skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and in a matrixed organization
  • A broad knowledge of IT and Business technology and applications.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification, or Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner is desirable

Personal Attributes

  • Driven and ambitious; a self starter who derives energy from delivering successfully and having impact – You will proactively understand what it takes to be successful and take action accordingly
  • Articulate and credible; able to build a strong brand and be seen as a knowledgeable, reputable, reliable business partner
  • Well structured – possessing excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail and consistency
  • Culture champions – the ideal candidate will bring a positive, solution orientated approach – raising the bar for our team and creating a culture of problem-solving and solutioning
  • Excellent communicator in all forms to key customer stakeholders
  • Commercially astute – able to articulate commercial risks and impacts, able to pragmatically assess and recommend approaches to mitigate risks and maximise success
  • Able to understand and articulate how individual projects, programmes, and overall portfolio support and drive business strategy. Able to coach teams in making this connection to obtain buy-in and create common understanding of success

You will become a core member of our Business Transformation team and Transformation Management Office. You will work closely with executive stakeholders to define and drive transformational change within our business, working with a dynamic and curious team.

Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Transformation Senior Project Manager
London, United Kingdom
Christine Leahy
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Information Technology Support Services
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