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Project Manager

Posted: 21 Aug 2020 Closes: 20 Sep 2020
Oldbury, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time DPD_743999717873275

Area: West Midlands
Department: IT
Shift Pattern: 5 out of 7
Working Pattern: Days (Monday - Friday Only)
Company Description

DPD is the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK, with a turnover of well over £1 billion. Voted the nation's favourite parcel carrier for the last 7 years, we have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will deliver the best service, use the best technology, recruit and retain the best people in the industry and we are the UK's most sustainable delivery company.

Job Description

Job Role

Our Portfolio Manager is looking for dynamic Project Managers to join their highly skilled team.

As a Project Manager you will be accountable for the day-to-day management of projects, products or services, under the remit of the Portfolio Manager. You will be the go-to individual to oversee all change (this includes responsibility for Projects, Changes and Fixes), in-line with established processes and using an accepted project management framework. You will also be responsible for mandatory changes such as security and platform upgrades for a Project, Product or Service.

You will lead your project team to ensure their projects are delivered on time, to quality and within budget. You will also ensure that any type of change relating to the project, product or service is managed and communicated and that your projects comply with departmental standards.

Key Tasks/Areas of Responsibility
  • Identifying and managing risks and issues throughout the life of a project, product or service Ensuring all change follows the agreed methodology and adopting robust governance standards including compliance with data security regulations

  • Working with stakeholders to define expected benefits and to create plans for their realisation

  • Working with nominated business representatives &/or experts to help qualify and put into content, any contact made directly to IT Service Desk, or raised via other comms channels, to ensure work is prioritised effectively

  • Ensuring all necessary change applicable to the project, product or service are prioritised, planned and communicated in line with the agreed portfolio priorities

  • Liaising with the Portfolio Manager to ensure the required resource is scheduled in line with the agreed portfolio priorities

  • Creating, issuing and gaining sign-off on all project, product or service documentation and plans

  • Managing and reporting progress to the business against the baselined project as well as key milestones for all change planned, linked to the project, product or service

  • Delivering expected outputs to high-quality standards

  • Engaging, communicating and presenting to SMT members on all changes for a project, product or service

  • Managing external suppliers to ensure they deliver within contractual obligations

  • Overseeing any allocated budget to deliver change associated to the project, product or service, within the portfolio, ensuring the correct process for quoting, invoicing & approval of spend are followed

  • Capturing and reporting on lessons learnt
Key Measures of Performance
  • Achieve a minimum of 90% of project methodology compliance per project

  • Stakeholder / Sponsor satisfaction surveys

  • Implementation of priority changes/fixes resulting in a reduction of open incidents and problems

  • Budget & financial management of spend against a project, product or service


About You

To be considered for this role you must have extensive and demonstrable experience as a Project Manager ideally within a large scale, geographically dispersed multi-layered organisation. You will be Prince 2 or equivalent qualified and have an excellent understanding of project management methodologies. You will also be able to evidence successfully leading and inspiring your teams to deliver exceptional results.
  • You will be a confident communicator/presenter with the skills to lead and manage your project teams to ensure their projects are delivered on time, to quality and within budget

  • A person capable of decisive and effective decision-making, in a time pressured environment

  • A passion for building and motivating high-performing teams

  • Have the ability to effect and successfully implement change.
  • Someone that really enjoys resolving problems and demonstrates high levels of resilience, self-motivation and flexibility.

  • Demonstrate the core values of DPD DNA - Passion, Respect, Honesty, Flexibility, Hard Work and Accountability

Additional Information

Job Specifics

Full clean driving licence with a flexible approach towards travel is essential


Your package will include an excellent basic salary, company car or cash alternative, attractive bonus scheme, based on individual and company targets and Private Medical Insurance

As well as this you have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000's of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates.

DPD is a Valuable 500 company and a Disability Confident Employer


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