IS&T Project Manager

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£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Due to a recent promotion within the team we are now looking to recruit another IS&T Project Manager to manage and deliver strategic and tactical projects. You will plan and manage small / medium IS&T projects or workstreams within larger projects to time, budget and quality. This role would suit someone with project management experience, who has worked with 3rd party providers, managed projects end to end (ideally in a multi-functional business area) and has excellent communication skills.

In return, we offer a very competitive salary, annual bonus & excellent benefits. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to work for Sodexo, progressing your career within a global facilities management company.

Service Operations is the part of our business that supports segment development by providing expertise and process standardisation across all segments. Service Operations leverages our global expertise and best practice to bring the best of Sodexo to all of our clients. It includes everything from FM expertise to food development through to bid support, health and safety, and contract design and management.
Package descriptionCompetitive salary, 10% annual bonus
Main responsibilities

Manages projects within the Sodexo framework fully respecting procedures and process including Change control and Testing
Completes the handover of applications and systems into the business as usual support, with consideration to Service Level Agreements, Disaster Recovery Arrangements and CLEAR controls and best practice
Support mobilisation activities as required
Manages the project through all phases of the agreed solution
Liaise with stakeholders to ensure they are aware of project / release plans and key milestones, Initiates corrective action where necessary
Manage the delivery of project / release resources to ensure delivery to agreed plans.
Engages and directs the project team; Allocating and monitoring tasks, motivating staff and providing feedback on individual performance
Produces Project Documentation
Manages risks; Creates and maintains risk and issue logs, taking mitigating actions, establishing contingency plans and escalating to the Steering Group where appropriate
Produces Progress and Project Control reports for the Steering Group. Includes team meetings, weekly progress updates and Monthly Highlight Reports
Sets up project governance, administration and communication plan; Includes regular meetings, producing agendas, minutes and actions
Produces full project financials and tracks the financial status of the project, including regular reporting against budget and forecast project spend
Adherence to Information Security policy

Ideal candidateEssential

Demonstrable project management experience working in a large corporate environment
Good knowledge of recognised project lifecycle methodologies, e.g. Waterfall, AGILE etc.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Experienced in engaging with senior exec-level stakeholders
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including skills in hosting demonstrations and training.
Demonstrates strong planning and organising skills.
Good team worker and able to work under own initiative
Good knowledge of best practice & standards such as ITIL, SDLC, ISO9000, ISO27001
Experience of managing and working with IT staff across different disciplines, third party providers, subject matter experts and business users
Experience in customer requirements analysis and translating to operational and functional specifications
Full Driving License and valid passport with ability to travel nationally and globally as & when required 


Hold a professional qualification (e.g. Prince2 Practitioner or PMI-PMP).
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Understanding of Business costs and efficiencies
CRB / DRB Clearance (May need to obtain SC security clearance)

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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