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Senior Project Manager posted by Networx

£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

Job Description

Vitality is an award winning, dynamic and vibrant financial services provider, with a ground-breaking vision for the future, where individuals are enabled to succeed and are rewarded and recognised for their contribution to our business.

Our CORE PURPOSE is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. From people to products and processes, we aspire to deliver on our purpose in everything we do.

Our VISION is to be the BEST health insurer in the UK

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to living our values and delivering an award winning service to our customers.

Overall Job Purpose

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for executing change within the time, budget and scope for high value or complex project deliveries. The SPM will provide creative solutions to manage ongoing change requirements through the life of the project. Working with Senior Managers and Executives the Senior Project Manager will understand strategic goals and apply appropriate governance and management controls to manage risk and successful delivery end to end. The role will reports to the Head of Project Management / Portfolio Manager and would be accountable to Executive Level Project Sponsors.


Proactively engage with specific sponsors and stakeholders to define and scope, then manage allocated project efficiently and effectively, particularly large scale projects (i.e. those estimated at more than £750,000) or requiring the coordination of multiple technical teams
Management of multiple projects in parallel if required
Agree roles and responsibilities for sponsor and stakeholders and continually monitor and adjust throughout the project
Establish the project governance model, team structures and practices, and working relationships, and work with the PMO to improve and enhance
Define and coordinate the securing of commitments from cross functional groups and external providers
Establish milestones, activities and plans, and manage performance against them
Manage time, budget and scope movement in the face of uncertainty, change and aggressive deadlines common to a rapidly growing company with an evolving business model
Produce and manage budget and resource plans for the project and continually update these as change occurs
Manage, document and escalate cost, risk and scope issues with the Head of Project Management and Sponsor
Follow the project methodology, practices and procedures appropriate for the particular project but still in line with PMO guiding principles
Work with external vendors and outsourced providers
Provide effective status updates to key stakeholders through Reporting, Project Boards and Executive Steering Committees
Identify, evaluate and document ‘lessons learned’ during the project. Communicate best practices and lessons learned to project team members and other IT teams as appropriate

Skills Required

Can evidence ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organisations across multiple sites with a proven record of success
Experience in helping team members harness and develop strengths in pursuit of successful portfolio outcomes
Proven problem-solving, decision-making and financial skills
Appropriate knowledge of the regulatory and quality requirements for the financial services industry
Effective business-development skills, including proposal development and preparation
Batchelor’s degree required; or more than five years of related experience in operations, IT or product development
Practical experience of Agile methodologies

Is able to digest abstract ideas and offer solutions to convert them into deliverable projects
Encourages candid, non-confrontational debate
Adjusts communication style to fit the situation and the audience
Makes effective decisions under pressure
Makes decisions independently and assumes leadership responsibilities in critical situations
Comfortable with ambiguity
Anticipates and mitigates potential project risks
Understands project and portfolio level interdependencies
Minimises impact of change on project delivery
Displays VitalityHealth values in every interaction and encourages others to do the same
Provides coaching and support
Takes ownership and accountability for project problems
Is passionate about being successful
Demonstrate the ability to turn strategic imperatives into project deliverables
Grasps and works with business performance indicators

Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best. We think work should be fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day.

Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved.



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