Content Conversion Project Manager

Job Title: Content Conversion Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Surrey, Surrey
Salary: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 68034-ITENG-JRC
Contact Name: Jordan Constable
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 09, 2016 17:02

Job Description

Content Conversion Project Manager-Woking-Initial 12 Month Contract-£466pd

Our Client, a Legal Publisher and Information Provider, is seeking a Content Conversion Project Manager to be based in Woking on an initial 12 month contract.

Main Purpose of the role

The day-to-day management of key projects related to the delivery of strategic global programmes with our client.

Key result areas
*Delivery of key interdependent projects streams as a part of a larger programme.
*Working with other project managers and Agile teams to manage dependencies
*The day-to-day management of Projects through to their successful delivery, in line with the agreed schedule, quality and budget.
*Scenario/assumption based planning (where incomplete information is available)
*Establish and track Project resource requirements and set-up team.
*Ownership & tracking of Project Plan throughout the lifecycle of project.
*Tracking of budget in relation to a Projects.
*Working with project leads for multiple projects to track progress, dependencies, finances and identify risks and issues
*Implementing appropriate Project governance structure.

Skills and experience required
*Managing large scale content conversion, transformation and migration projects
*Working closely with Agile development teams (Scrum experience an advantage)
*Working within a global programme governance (SAFe experience an advantage)
*Matrix managing projects with multiple global virtual teams - inc. facilitating cross-time zone discussions and decision making
*Working on multi-phased projects with re-planning based on lessons-learned
*Negotiating timescales and resources with global delivery teams
*Tracking budgets, progress and finances across multiple interdependent projects
*Promoting of benefits of project management principles to senior stakeholders and within a larger programme
*Working with demanding senior stakeholders to understand objectives and needs and to negotiate consensus
*Deep understanding and experience of using Prince2, Agile Scrum, SAFe and MSP.
*Change management (including cultural change).
*Planning, monitoring and estimating skills.
*Budget management.
*Risk & issue management
*Commercial planning
*Internal systems development and implementation
*Testing (e.g. management of system/ process testing, UAT).

Key competencies

Communication - Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others' thoughts and actions; engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Planning and Organising - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Driving Execution - Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.

Navigating Complexity & Ambiguity - Proactively and quickly making sense of complex issues; responding effectively to complex and ambiguous situations; communicating complicated information simply.

Influence - Creating and executing influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals.

Negotiation - Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.

Managing Conflict - Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Adaptability- Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Functional Knowledge:
May have specialist knowledge of one subject area and seen as a source of reference on specific topics. OR Requires a breadth of knowledge of the theories and practices in more than one specialist area.
Possesses and applies sound understanding of principles and concepts in own specialist area often with professional accreditation or tertiary qualification. Essential to keep specialist knowledge up to date in order to develop greater independence in delivering work, and to enhance both customer service and role effectiveness.

Business & Industry Knowledge:
Comprehensive understanding of own function as well as strong understanding of other functions and how they contribute to achieving the objectives of the business. May require a good working knowledge of the industry. There is a requirement to keep up to date with developments within the industry and understand how they may impact the function.

Leadership & People Development:
Roles managing others motivate, manage and develop own team, to enhance their roles and assist in the achievement of business objectives. OR Professional specialists working more independently provide thought leadership or deliver significant results in a specialist area.
The role will uphold and promote the Reed Elsevier core values.

Problem Solving:
The role will be expected to demonstrate well-developed problem solving abilities and address both routine and non-routine queries, referring upwards for issues outside its remit. The role holder will analyse and interpret both factual and qualitative information, drawing on previous experience to do so, in order to make sound recommendations. From time to time will access external resources for advice.
In solving problems the role holder is expected to apply an awareness of the broader business issues.