5 days ago

Programme Manager

London Competitive Contract

Job Reference: 0000059_1568384714

Programme Manager

My client is a leading global law firm and is looking for a Programme Manager to join their organisation. They are over 40 offices strong across Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The successful candidate will work on their Knowledge Bank Programme, to change the way that our lawyers think about sharing, finding and publishing knowledge across geographical and practice boundaries.

Key Responsibilities

The Programme Manager is responsible, under the guidance of the Global Head of Knowledge, for delivering change to the global knowledge function. This will include:

  • Plan and design the programme, proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Defining the programme's governance
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme - focusing on the consistency of delivery and interfaces with the firm, other programmes, working within technical and knowledge policies and standards
  • Managing the programme's budget on behalf of the sponsor and IT, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
  • Facilitating the appointment of individuals to project teams where appropriate
  • Ensuring the delivery of workstream milestones to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements
  • Ensuring allocation of resources and skills within the programme's individual projects
  • Managing third party vendors (from RFP to acceptance)
  • Effective communication and expectation management with all stakeholders
  • Managing the dependencies and the interfaces between workstreams
  • Managing risks to the programme's successful outcome
  • Working with the change manager and Application owners on the transition to the new business as usual position
  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise
  • Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the programme board and other senior leadership teams

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience within Legal or Professional Services
  • Knowledge Management experience
  • Experience working on the business change side of adopting technology platforms such as Sharepoint and Enterprise etc
  • Recognised project management qualification and accreditation such as APMP, Prince2, MSP, PMBOK or Agile, is desirable
  • Degree level education (ideally a law degree or postgraduate diploma in law) or equivalent
  • Ability to lead and direct large and complex, matrix environment with multiple stakeholders and interest groups.
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