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Project Planner

Job Title: Project Planner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/C/PP/HC_1516644765
Contact Name: Holly Copley
Contact Email: Holly.COPLEY@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Project Planner - Global Telecoms Leader

Playing a key role in the transformation team, the Project Planner be the key interface between transformation and the business functions.

Key Tasks/Accountabilities:

  • Provide expert planning support and assist in the development of the planning processes; identification of key stakeholders; communication
  • To develop, maintain and progress quality project plans / schedules in line with the functional processes and transformation project requirements
  • Maintain key inter-dependencies between projects and programmes confirming appropriate monitoring and action is undertaken as required in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate through agreed performance indicators the efficiency and effectiveness of the project plans / schedules developed and utilised
  • Validate plans / schedules in line with the agreed strategy and base-lined plan ensuring that functions use the change process to manage any variances to plan
  • To act as the key point of interface between the transformation team and the functional teams
  • Ensure all critical resources and task dependencies are identified and related risks are assessed, communicated, prioritised and managed
  • Facilitate the supply of accurate data to support effective prioritisation decisions, providing information regarding constraints, business required dates and slippage.
  • Liaise with all parties to ensure programme & project planning submissions are issued in a timely manner to be reviewed prior to planning meetings
  • Chair planning meetings, providing information on new or amended assignments, securing updates and updating the Plan
  • Facilitate the resolution of resource requirement conflicts between the portfolio of programmes, projects and changes

Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of planning and scheduling in complex design and development programmes and be able to understand and work with a technical and skill-diverse team
  • Expert experience in MS Project 2010 & 2016 is essential. Additionally, advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and Visio would be an advantage
  • Proven ability to apply sound logic when translating information into a logical sequence of events (planning), which require fully linked dependencies
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills. Experience of analysing project plans, dependency management, baseline management and resource usage across a programme portfolio
  • Proficient in portfolio, programme and project risk and issue management
  • Experience of working with senior stakeholders cross functionally
  • Displays excellent relationship, influencing and all round communication skills
  • A working knowledge of project methodologies such as PRINCE2, PMI or Agile
  • Experience of portfolio management tools such as Microsoft Enterprise Project Server
  • Good knowledge of SQL or business objects
  • Tenacious, flexible, passionate, resilient and results driven with a persuasive personality
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed

If you are interested in applying for this role please send an up to date CV to holly.copley@projectpeople.com or call 01189285550.

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