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IT Project Demand Planner - PMO (6 Months | Start ASAP)

Job Title: IT Project Demand Planner - PMO (6 Months | Start ASAP)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Attractive Day Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: PP/DMP/PMO/MH_1529411377
Contact Name: Laura Gallagher
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

IT Project Demand Planner

Berkshire (6 Month Contract)

The company:

A leading Telecoms company, who are currently going through an exciting period of change. They are currently seeking an experienced IT Project Demand Planner to join their team on an interim basis. The ideal candidate will be highly experienced in MS Project 2016 & Excel.

The Role:

  • Responsible for end-to-end coordination of new project demand from all UK and ROI departments into the IT delivery pipelines with a view to creating and maintaining a stable, resourced, deliverable and baselined forward Demand or Business Plan as well as managing the dependencies within plans
  • Working with business areas to support the business in their project planning which will lead up into the Company portfolio plan
  • Drive the creation and distribution of reporting in support of the planning for Concept and Define or Solution Design (Initiation) phases and the MI to all stakeholders in the project lifecycle including the Portfolio Planning Forum, CIO End to End Delivery teams, Programme Management Board and Investment Board.
  • Accountable for identifying, managing and pro-actively mitigating/resolving risks, issues and dependencies between the projects/activities supporting the Demand or Functional Business Plan.
  • Maintain (initiation) end to end project lifecycle data to deliver timely and accurate reports
  • Identify & implement improvements in the operation of the Demand Management and planning processes within Demand Management internally and with the wider business stakeholders.

Experience Required:

  • You will have solid Project Planning expertise in MS Project 2016 Pro, with advanced MS Excel skills
  • Great MS PowerPoint and MS Visio Skills
  • Familiar with working in Agile; sprint rituals (pre-planning, planning, story pointing, task cards, review & retro).
  • Strong technical & people skills are equally essential as you will spend time working with senior cross functional stakeholders; displaying excellent relationship, influencing and all-round communication skills, demonstrating strong written and presentational skills.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills. Expertise of analysing projects plans, dependency management, baseline management and resource usage across a programme portfolio.
  • You will be used to working within a fast-paced medium to large company in complex design & development programmes and be able to understand and work with a technical and skill diverse team.

Desired Experience:

  • JIRA Portfolio Planning plug-in to build plan, see the holistic picture, track progress and circulate to key stakeholders.
  • Working on Transformation projects.
  • Telecoms industry
  • Office Cloud

If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this role, then please apply today with a copy of your most up to date CV for an immediate response.

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