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Apply now Job no: 496737
Work type: Full time
Site: Redditch
Categories: Finance
Location: Worcestershire

Job Purpose

We have a number of exciting, innovative projects lined up and we’re looking for motivated individuals to manage them. The Product Owner will bring together cross-functional teams, ensure the objectives are well-defined and the team has clarity at all times, produce project plans and business cases, and relentlessly drive the projects forward to ensure completion on time and within budget. You’ll be responsible for delivering projects from conception through to operation.

To apply it is essential that you have outstanding organisational and stakeholder management skills, and that you are tenacious, driven and assertive.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain great exposure to senior stakeholders and make a significant and lasting impact on the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand and agree key objectives and deliverables of the project(s), including the timescales
  • Produce and maintain project plans and critical paths
  • Understand commercial drivers and business strategy to ensure appropriate project prioritisation
  • Identify key stakeholders and establish working groups where relevant. Ensure clarity of objectives and actions amongst all of those in the project team
  • Identify internal and external interdependencies and cross-functional impacts of the project(s), and ensure these are monitored and addressed
  • Assertively drive forward the project(s) within the agreed cost and timescale, and provide regular reporting on project progress
  • Consult internal or external subject matter experts where necessary
  • Conduct background research, data collection and/or benchmarking
  • Record, monitor and chase completion of actions
  • Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and ensure they are appropriately communicated with
  • Manage risks, issues and changes, including change budgets, escalating as appropriate
  • Ensure organisational procedures, project methodologies/standards and best practice are adhered to
  • Where applicable, write tender documents and manage tender processes with potential suppliers
  • Write business cases and investment requests, ensuring that all spend approval processes are adhered to
  • Monitor and record expenditure to ensure adherence to approved spend limits

Key Skills/Experience

Essential:

  • Assertive, driven, resilient and tenacious. Able to relentlessly drive a project forward
  • Outstanding organisational skills with the initiative to work independently
  • Strong problem solving skills; able to find innovative and pragmatic solutions
  • Good communication and influencing skills
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with peers and senior colleagues; collaborative approach
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Commercial mind-set; able to think about what is the most compelling solution for the customer

Desirable:

  • Project or Product Manager with proven record of successfully delivering projects to timeline and cost
  • Proven experience of working across many different functions and across differing seniority of stakeholders
  • Experience of projects with a high IT/digital element

 

 

 

 

 

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