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Senior Project Managerat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
10295
Team: 
Engineering
Post Date: 
07 Jan 2022
Location: 
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes
Contract Type: 
Full-time
Travel: 
25%
Security Clearance Required: 
Yes - Must be able to obtain
Security Clearance Level: 
Security Check

Description

Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.

 

The role of the Project Manager (L3) within Program Operations is responsible for delivering a high quality and professional project management and consultancy service to internal and external clients. Support the winning of new business and the delivery of large complex projects (and small programmes when appropriate) to CDW’s delivery standards. The role entails on behalf of a client and CDW, taking responsibility for ensuring that assigned projects are executed and completed adhering agreed time, quality, scope and costs parameters and that an appropriate level of governance is applied to maintain and manage risks, changes and issues. Ultimately, the project manager is responsible for the overall delivery success of the project. As such, they will develop and maintain the project environment to support, maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum for each individual project.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Planning and designing the project and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Defining the project's governance arrangements in line with standards and best practice to meet both CDW and client needs
  • Working with the Resource Management team to facilitate the appointment of individuals to project teams
  • Ensuring the delivery of new products or services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget
  • Managing third party contributions to the project
  • Managing communications with project stakeholders at all levels (internally and externally)
  • Managing Risks, Assumptions, Issues & Dependencies to the project's successful outcome
  • Reporting the progress of the project at regular intervals to the Program Operations Leadership Team and Client SRO / Project Board or other Client governance bodies as defined
  • Managing the project scope through effective change management throughout the project lifecycle, escalating and highlighting to relevant parties for resolution as necessary
  • Financial control of all project work. Pro-active management of project budgets, tracking of forecast, actuals for cost and revenue. Timely invoicing of completed effort in T&M projects and milestones for Fixed Price engagements or where appropriate
  • Working with the client business change manager & CDW Service Delivery Manager or equivalents on the transition to the new business as usual model
  • Acts as a mentor and initial escalation point for all work carried out by their team
  • Engage with account/sales managers & directors, consultants and clients to plan and manage the implementation and delivery of client projects and programmes
  • Use commercial awareness and understanding of CDW’s business to provide an effective and responsive service to support CDW’s sales teams when responding to sales opportunities
  • Actively identifies and pursues (as appropriate) additional revenue streams and business opportunities for CDW whilst working with clients
  • Coordinate pre-sales activities (technical solution, project management, quality management) to provide high quality proposals to present to clients.
  • Confident, skilful presenter of complex business, technical and implementation solutions to internal and external clients
  • Adhering to CDW’s delivery framework
  • Manage CDW’s commercial and delivery risks by following documented delivery, approval and acceptance processes
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the project
  • Managing and reporting on the project's budget, expenditure and costs against delivered components and outcomes as the project progresses

 

What you need to succeed:

Must-have:

  • Prince 2 Practitioner/Advanced Practitioner
  • Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) (Foundation or Practitioner) and/or Management of Portfolios (MoP) (Foundation or Practitioner)
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
  • Solid understanding of the procurement management including negotiation, contracting with and management of third parties.
  • Excellent knowledge of project management methods and their practical application including but not limited to PRINCE2.
  • Excellent knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Recognisable credibility to advise project teams as required.
  • Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Experience
  • A demonstrable track record of leading and developing teams and individuals within their responsibility
  • A demonstrable track record of managing and delivering medium and large complex projects within a commercial environment
  • Experience of leading effective cross-functional teams
  • Skilled at building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to respond effectively to business opportunities
  • Strong client facing, commercial experience gained from working with a wide range of organisations and/or business sectors
  • Experienced at successfully working with sales teams and other technical and business resources to capture clients’ requirements, consult on solutions and present commercial propositions
  • Strong delivery knowledge of IT transformational projects
  • Strong contract management skills with clients, 3rd party providers and sub-contractors
  • Experience of identifying and implementing process / governance improvements

 

Nice to have:

  • Management of Value (MoV) Practitioner
  • Management of Risk (MoR) Practitioner
  • Six Sigma Yellow / Black Belt
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects
  • Solid understanding of the procurement management including negotiation, contracting with and management of third parties
  • Excellent knowledge of project management methods and their practical application including but not limited to PRINCE2
  • Excellent knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Recognisable credibility to advise project teams as required
  • Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Experience
  • A demonstrable track record of leading and developing teams and individuals within their responsibility
  • A demonstrable track record of managing and delivering medium and large complex projects within a commercial environment
  • Experience of leading effective cross-functional teams
  • Skilled at building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to respond effectively to business opportunities
  • Strong client facing, commercial experience gained from working with a wide range of organisations and/or business sectors
  • Experienced at successfully working with sales teams and other technical and business resources to capture clients’ requirements, consult on solutions and present commercial propositions
  • Strong delivery knowledge of IT transformational projects
  • Strong contract management skills with clients, 3rd party providers and sub-contractors
  • Experience of identifying and implementing process / governance improvements

 

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.

 

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