Planning Analyst

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We’re in one of the most exciting periods in the history of Guinness and have set ambitious, challenging objectives for the future. Our strategy is all about our vision for creating an amazing organisation. For the first time it defines Guinness as a customer service business with a real focus on making sure every customer has a great experience, every time they interact or transact with us. We currently have a 12 month fixed term contract opportunity for an experienced Planning Analyst to join our team in Oldham. Reporting to the PMO Manager, you will facilitate the development of and maintain Guinness’s Portfolio, Programme and Project Plans, Dependency Logs and Resource Requirements. Key Responsibilities: Perform the detailed planning activity that informs the overarching change portfolio plan and related programme plans; identify dependencies for projects within programmes and across the portfolio. Perform the detailed resource planning activity that informs the overarching portfolio resource plan and related programme plans. Maintain, track, understand and communicate the impact on the portfolio and programmes from variances, issues and risks related to the schedule, cost and plan, working with the project managers to ensure these are managed and escalating as relevant where there is potential for impact on milestones or business outcomes. Ensure that the plans satisfy the scope and timescales authorised by the Programme Boards and work with the Programme Directors to identify any gaps and capture the activities planned to fill those gaps. Ensure all programme and project plans are baselined. Challenge project timescales and assumptions to ensure that the deliverables are achievable, align with business outcomes, planning standards and key milestones, and that activities are sufficiently resourced. Define the Change Function’s approach to the use of its project tools (in particular MS Project) providing a standardised approach which enables collaborative working. Champion the adoption of these standards across Guinness Role Requirements: Experience of working within a customer service environment Experience of working within a PMO or Change Management background Proven track record of analytical and MI reporting experience Robust knowledge of project life cycles, project delivery and planning, methodologies and software Excellent oral and written communications Excellent organisational, planning and resourcing skills Excellent / Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Project and Excel Able to demonstrate Guinness behavioural competencies Project Management Foundation, ISEB PPSO or other relevant training / qualifications. We offer an excellent benefits package that helps to make The Guinness Partnership a great place to work. Benefits include but aren't limited to: Competitive salary of £33,549 per annum 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays Opportunity to buy 5 extra days holiday Amazing career development opportunities - work with your manager to map out your career plan at Guinness and receive support and guidance to achieve your goals. Childcare vouchers Access to benefits Portal - Everyone Lifestyle Benefits Access to Aspire Programme - £100 allowance per employee each financial year Professional qualification support & financial support for professional subscriptions Access to Simply Health Scheme – to claim back every day medical treatment expenses. Eye test vouchers Employee assistance programme Cycle to work scheme E-learning courses Thank you award- by nomination If you are interested in joining us and would like to apply for this role, please review the role profile to view all of the key responsibilities and ensure you meet the essential criteria. Advert Closing Date: Sunday 15th July 2018 at Midnight

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