Business Change Project Manager

Group Support Centre
East Midlands
Hours Per Week:
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
19 May 2019
What you'll be doing?
Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR,Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.
While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.
Reporting to the Head of Business Change & Governance, you will be required to Project Manage the delivery of a number of Business Change Projects across the Group which will be allocated based upon the Business Demand. You will be managing the day to day activities of multiple projects simultaneously to ensure these are delivered to schedule, cost and quality that enable benefit fulfilment and meet sponsor/stakeholder requirements.
As Business Project Manager your prime responsibility will be to ensure that the project produces the required products for people, process and technology within the specified tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. The products may be delivered by business teams, IT or third-party suppliers. The Business Project Manager is also responsible for the project producing a result capable of achieving the benefits defined in the Business Case.
You will be expected to:
  • Prepare the baseline management products in line with the Barratt Project Management Framework in conjunction with any Project Assurance roles, and agree them with the Project Board for example Project Mandate, Project Initiation Documentation (and its components)
  • Use Barratt Change Management model to plan, coordinate and deliver Adoption and Change Management activities to ensure that the Project is successfully delivered and changes are embedded into the business with effective communication to all affected stakeholders
  • Prepare reports in line with the Project Management Framework for example, Highlight Reports, Lessons Reports, End Project Report
  • Maintain and manage the RAID register
  • Liaise with PMO and programme management to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated by related projects
  • Liaise with any corporate or external suppliers or account managers
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Manage the overall production of the required products from business teams, IT or third-party suppliers, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Establish and manage the project's procedures — risk management, issue and change control, configuration management, and communication
  • Establish and manage the project controls – monitoring and reporting
  • Manage risks and mitigating actions to ensure delivery of the capabilities required to deliver the project’s benefits
  • Manage and lead project updates to key stakeholders, advising the Project Board of any deviations from the plan
  • Oversee and maintain a project change request log ensuring approvals within the delegated limits of authority
  • Project Manage the IT delivery workstream working with Head of IT solution delivery to ensure successful delivery
  • Plan and co-ordinate User Acceptance Testing for IT enabled change
  • Forecast project resource demand to the Business Programme Manager
  • Support the Business Programme Manager in the programme delivery
  • Provide support for all stakeholders to ensure that requirements and concerns are appropriately managed
  • Provide coaching, Mentoring and training around business change approach and methodology to project team members
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
  • Currently working or have significant experience in a Project Management role, within a large multi site organisation.
  • Experience within Housebuilding would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Degree Level Education and hold relevant change management qualification e.g. Prince2, APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management and communication skills at all levels and skilled at developing relationships.
  • Delivery focused with the ability to prioritise effectively, delegate and achieve results
  • Comfortable in delivering change through facilitation, presentations and practise.
  • Ability to deliver successful projects through the guidance, coaching, mentoring and influencing of others.
  • Able to manage and coach in techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects
  • Credible and persuasive to advise and direct project teams on their projects
  • Team player with the ability to lead and be part of a wider team
  • Resilient, enthusiastic and confident self-starter
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic,can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Single Cover Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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