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The current vacancies at ICAS are listed below:
IT Project Manager (Data Strategy)
IT Project Manager (Data Strategy)
6-month Fixed Term Contract
Part-time 21 hours
To successfully deliver the ICAS strategy we believe we need to invest in our data strategy to enable us to transform our approach and capability. This transformation in our data strategy will provide customers with a better, more personalised experience; improve our analytics capability, and enable efficiencies within our Marketing and Insight teams, allowing them to concentrate on more future-focused, value-add activity.
The first stage of this project is to document the vision in detail prior to scoping and managing the feasibility and build.
At this stage our requirement is for someone to join us for an initial 6-month period, on a part time basis to get this project off the ground.
Who do we need?
We are looking for an experienced project manager, with an IT project management, and ideally data strategy, background to lead this piece of work and be the conduit between the business and IT functions.You should be skilled in business process improvement and experienced in delivering enhanced customer experiences.
As with any project, the role will focus on the initial stages of fact finding and documenting the requirements cross-functionally within ICAS and building the recommended project plan to manage delivery.
The resultant project plans will then be articulated sufficiently that IT can successfully deliver the business requirements, with you successfully steering the project and timelines.
As you can imagine, clear, direct communication and stakeholder management is essential to this role, as you will be the key liaison with various stakeholder groups across ICAS, be that the immediate and wider project team, colleagues, senior stakeholders or external parties.
As well as clear communication of project plans and key milestones, clear focus should be given to the management and escalation of any risks which may impact delivery. These should be recorded and actioned within clear best practice guidelines.
Your experience and expertise will enable you to build credibility and relationships quickly, and adapt your style and approach, to influence successfully and ensure buy-in and confidence at each stage.
As with any project management role, progress reports should be developed which clearly define successes and challenges and be written appropriately with various audiences in mind.
Day to day:
- Manage IT & Data Strategy transformation project including the people/resources aligned the associated workstreams
- Build & develop clear and aligned program of work and articulate this across the relevant parties across ICAS
- Run data gathering workshops across key stakeholder groups
- Manage the wide range of stakeholders and their expectations
- Establish self as a ‘go to’ person for project delivery and raise the profile or ‘tell the story’ of what is being delivered
- Establish monthly reporting and consistently deliver to a high standard ready for Executive review and challenge
- Establish normal project reporting to identify, document and manage risks, dependencies, blockers and resource allocation for the projects you are leading, aligned to broader Programme documentation.
In summary, if you are an experienced IT project manager, with a focused, self-starter approach, comfortable to challenge the status quo and use your experience to help shape best in class experiences for ICAS customers, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Your natural ability to build effective, collaborative relationships will enable you to quickly become part of the ICAS team.
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Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@ICAS.com
We look forward to hearing from you.