1 week ago

Programme Manager (Sales/ Emerging Markets)

London 650 - 700 Contract

Job Reference: 36522482

Programme Manager (Sales/ Emerging Markets)
Up to £700/ day
London/ Remote working
12-month contract
Inside IR35
My client, a global technology organisation is recruiting for a programme manager to lead multiple business-related projects/ programmes from feasibility to implementation as part of a large sales transformation programme. This will leverage large cross-functional teams to design and set up new businesses and related infrastructure in emerging markets touching all areas of the organisation.
  • Autonomously manage projects of varying scale and complexity
  • Lead cross-functional teams with consultative direction from management
  • Identify and clarify cross-functional business requirements
  • Review business requirements, ensure clarity and establish expectations for services requested
  • Facilitate process development and clarification across functions to ensure project goals are met
  • Develop and execute project plans, defining scope, schedule, deliverables, resource and cost
  • Anticipate issues and manage risks
  • Help prioritise team activities and drive resolution of issues/dependencies across all areas
  • Effectively communicate status and issues to team members, management and other stakeholders
  • Manage governance process of projects/ programme globally
  • Coordinate activities of others associated with the project, including supervisors and individual contributors
Soft Skills  
  • Excellent influencing, communication and presentation skills
  • Collaborative, flexible, open working style and an ability to establish trust and credibility quickly
  • Ability to develop new concepts and build new processes in emerging market environment
  • Building trust with multiple teams
  • Team player with an eye for detail and who likes getting things done
  • Comfortable bringing the right level of structure to ambiguous situations
  • The ability to facilitate effective meetings / forums of various different natures
  • The judgement to balance multiple priorities and a high workload to be able to determine the most important activities to be conducted across multiple
  • The ability to work at all levels of the organisation – g. to make very junior functional people feel heard, and that you have time to explain things to them, but at the same time being able to distil the critical issues / decision points for senior stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Ability to firefight / respond quickly to emerging issues– g. issues management around large scale go-lives.
  • Sales transformation experience would be highly desirable for e.g emerging markets or sales channels would be highly desirable
  • Management consultancy or “big 4” background/ experience would be highly desirable
  • Experience in project and programme management
  • Planning and execution skills and ability to achieve results in an ambiguous environment is a must
  • Led cross-functional teams for e.g. Legal, Tax, Finance, Sales, Supply Chain, Service and Support
  • Understanding of Sales / Distribution models and /or Retail environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects of a commercial & technical nature in a matrixed environment
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver large scale projects on-time with consistently successful results while working cross-departments and time zones
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