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To assist with co-ordination, direction and reporting and any other associated projects and project teams as required.
To define and implement an efficient engagement and management approach that will allow full contribution to the roll out of multiple new products and services and meet strategic objectives
Support with recruitment and team development to create a multi-disciplined, cross-skilled team to ensure successful delivery of projects
To ensure project delivery teams have accurate information for realistic plans, are on track to timescales and have appropriate mitigations and technology understanding to manage risk.
To ensure project technology standards are met (documentation, risk/dependency management, reporting and governance) and are consistent across the project and department to meet the needs of the product
To work with specialists to understand the requirements, dependences and impacts for future projects across the portfolio and get engagement and buy-in from the business, stakeholders and partners, as appropriate.
To work in concert with the Solution and Technical Architects to ensure that specialists are engaged and solution designs meet objectives and requirements.
Ensure that technology risks and dependencies across the programme and portfolio are managed effectively and reported.
To appropriately structure the delivery and engagement plans, ensuring that resources are prioritised and scheduled across projects, to maximise effectiveness and delivery against project, operational success factors and within resource and business constraints.
Project delivery and management experience within a technically complex environment. Experience in the software, Internet, and/or media industries preferred.
Practitioner of recognised business and project management methodology, tools and techniques.
• Leading formal meetings and relationship building with technology staff, third parties, suppliers and key stakeholders
• Understanding of effective corporate reporting, budget control and good management information within a large organisation
• Reporting and change requests in coordination with associated commercials
• Sharing best practice and consulting throughout duration of the project
• Directing and executing the project according to the plan
• Producing status report documenting project health and progress
• Media technology requirements gathering and formalising
Experience of managing multiple stakeholders at all levels of organisations
Demonstrable experience of motivating individuals and reporting on projects and project team delivery
Ability to build, manage and sustain strong teams and relationships with stakeholders, third parties, suppliers and partners
Planning and organising: able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
Leading creativity: fosters imagination, creativity and experimentation, takes and promotes considered risks, celebrates creative successes and learns from failure, shows openness to alternative ways of doing things.
Collaborating across boundaries: challenges systems, processes and people that block collaboration, connects people, ideas, processes and issues, sets an example by sharing resources, knowledge, ideas and skills across the organisation, builds helpful productive relationships across the organisation.
Using External Thinking: builds bridges with useful organisations and innovative thinkers, keeps up to date with developments in their field, responds to the demands of our commercial environment, relishes feedback and responds honestly to what our audiences and customers have to say.
Communication: excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to get message across by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and nature of information.
Influencing & Persuading: able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in an agreement or behaviour change.
Strategic Thinking: demonstrable strategic thinking skills, ability to identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations and ability to translate analytical information for problem solving/development and to reach decisions and identify issues to address in the short, medium and longer-term.
Free Job description Technology Engagement Manager
Responsible for optimising and achieving maximum benefit from all project technology engagements with stakeholders, partners and suppliers; through reporting, directing and contributing to the management and implementation of all the technology programme or project elements.
To ensure the success of the strategy and vision by ensuring delivery of projects, helping create a strategic legacy, supporting any operational change, and providing support and direction as required across the portfolio of partnerships and project relationships.
Aims of the job
Responsible for directing the technology engagement with multiple, internal and external third parties, leading, managing and coordinating across multiple project delivery teams and specialists, and working with subject matter experts to ensure the successful delivery of projects, products and solutions.