Posted on: 21/07/2021

Salary: 65000 -> 65000 per hour

Job type: Temporary/Contract

Sector: Legal and Professional Services

 
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A great 12 month contract opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with experience of successfully managing and leading global projects through the full project life cycle in a professional services company

Morgan Philips are working with a truly global professional services business based in Glasgow who are currently looking for a Project Manager for a 12 month contract.

The role will be based out of Glasgow and although initially fully remote will likely transition in to a hybrid working pattern before the end of the year. 

Main responsibilities:

This person must demonstrate the ability to work across all levels of stakeholders and third parties within a high performance environment and with a relentless focus on deliverables.

Project Management:
  • Planning, designing and proactively monitoring project progress; resolving issues and initiating appropriate action;
  • Defining project scope, governance and test plans to determine success;
  • Ensure allocated projects align to the strategy of the firm and have executive sponsorship
  • Facilitate a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring that change projects consider effective process streamlining before moving to technology investment
  • Create and deliver project work plans and revisions as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
  • Identify resource requirements;
  • Manage the operational aspects of projects;
  • Implement changes sensitively with minimal disruption - to deadlines and budgets;
 
Risk and Control:
  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:
  • Minimum 5-10 years' experience as a project manager with a proven track record of successfully managing and leading global projects through the full project life cycle in a professional services company, ideally a law firm.
  • Experience of agile and waterfall project methodologies
  • Experience across the whole project lifecycle and covering scoping, scheduling, costing, resourcing, change, communications, quality, risk and project closure.
  • Advanced organisational and influencing skills, flexibility of style, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high pressured, detail-oriented environment
  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment with excellent troubleshooting, decision-making and follow-through skills
  • Good financial skills in terms of managing a budget
  • Develop and manage project RAID logs ensuring that required project documentation is properly completed and that quality gates are achieved.
  • Track progress against plans, budget and agreed KPIs, alerting relevant stakeholders promptly to variances and recommending changes and developing contingency plans where necessary.
  • Develop a clear understanding of resource requirements for each stage of design and delivery and tracking availability of resource and escalating where there are potential issues.
  • Working closely with the change and communications team to ensure that stakeholder analysis, change impact analysis and benefit analysis are part of workstream delivery plans.
  • Excellent people skills along with a track record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in working in a global environment and across multiple time-zones
  • AgilePM, PRINCE2 or equivalent project management certifications
 
Desired skills and experience
  • Experience of managing business change within a shared services environment with strong focus on standardisation and optimisation
  • Understanding of order management systems / finance systems / practice management systems preferably Elite 3e.
  • Good level of process improvement awareness and use of associated techniques (Lean, Six Sigma etc..)
  • Change management qualification (PROSCI)

For more information please contact Graeme Bruce.

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Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Contact

Graeme Bruce
+44 131 555 9859
Morgan Philips
1 Lochrin Square 92 Fountainbridge
EH3 9QA Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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