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Senior Project Manager

Posted 13 days ago

Senior Project Manager We’re looking for people to join the Access family, who share our passion for believing in better, and who will help us continue to grow.   Love Work. Love Life. Be You. - is central to our success and how we give our customers the freedom to do more of what's important to them.     What does Access offer you?  We offer a flexible, hybrid working environment where you can balance work and life while maintaining a strong office team-based culture. We deliver on what we say, taking the development of our people seriously. We’ll work with you to progress your success plan and provide opportunities to accelerate your career.  You will start with 25 days annual leave that increases with your seniority in the company, a private healthcare and life insurance. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have one charity day allocated to support a cause that matters to you. There are plenty of other perks. Apply to find out more. About you:  The Senior Project Manager's prime responsibility is to ensure that a complex, high-risk project produces the required outcome, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The Senior Project Manager is leading/driving a number of workstream related Customer Success/CoE transformation/Product Delivery/change initiatives governing the delivery across the Access organisation. The Senior Project Manager uses their knowledge, experience & project management expertise to lead the identification of requirements to deliver initiatives aligned to either to customer contract or Access strategy/action plans. Project Plans are developed, stakeholders are proactively engaged and positive progress against an agreed action plan is reported. Role holder will manage a team of resources assigned to their projects while managing the relationship with the customer, subcontractors and other Access business stakeholders. The role holder’s challenge is to ensure that the customer’s confirmed requirements are met by the project and delivered to the agreed project definition in line with the contractual terms. Role holder must establish and maintain quantitative process improvement objectives that support the project business objectives and aligned with sector/functional/industry change/direction adopting ‘best practice’ and the most up to date thinking and methodologies. Day-to-day, you will:  • Define and manage project requirements, ensuring agreement with the Project Board and supporting the P3O Capability Unit’s goals. Oversee project delivery in partnership with customers and divisions, ensuring compliance with Access working practices and the Acceptance into Service process. • Gather status reports from team members, address issues, and report to the Project Board through regular Highlight Reports and stage assessments. Manage business and project risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies (RAID), producing effective plans and risk assessments. • Ensure formal review procedures are used and manage risks associated with project deliverables in line with the Access delivery framework. Minimize Access’ exposure to risk across multiple projects and integrate financial data for profitability analysis. • Track project costs, support the division in meeting payment milestones, and ensure the impact on the division P&L is visible, with all contingency usage signed off by the appropriate governance authority. Your skills and experiences might also include:   • Extensive experience delivering over 5 significant projects (typically £50K-£100K) in the IT sector, using both waterfall (e.g., Prince2) and Agile methodologies across various project stages. • Background in Technical Delivery, Support/Operations, or Professional Services within multiple sectors, with proven experience in leading teams and managing projects from inception to implementation aligned with organizational governance frameworks. • Manages multiple projects concurrently and has led at least one multi-partner/supplier project, demonstrating P&L accountability, earned value, and cash flow management for fixed price contracts. • Certified in Prince2 practitioner, Agile PM practitioner, ITIL green badge, or equivalent, with P3O experience in Programme/Project Office, Consultancy, Transition, Transformation, Application Development, Deployment, or similar projects. Strong leadership and management skills, capable of influencing stakeholders and developing effective relationships with senior managers and third-party service providers. What are we all about?  The Access Group is one of the largest UK-headquartered providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia Pacific. It helps more than 100,000 customers across commercial and non-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Our products and solutions go beyond providing technology, we connect the right people with the right data, at the right time, through Access Workspace.   At Access, we are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. If you're excited about this role, (even if your previous experience doesn't align perfectly), you might just be the perfect fit for us! We wholeheartedly believe in equality for all and the transformative power of diversity. Why not join our vibrant team where you can love what you do, love how you live, and most importantly, be authentically you? Let's make a difference together. Love Work. Love Life. Be You.