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Project Manager

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project and Programme Management
Location
Poland - Krakow Office

Dyson IT

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers. 

Dyson IT is growing. Our aim, to provide our users with state-of-the-art hardware and applications while creating a robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

Our Corporate Functions Team

The Corporate Functions Team is responsible for:

  • Driving continual improvement into the Corporate Functions space in line with Dyson’s growth
  • Working with the Functions Senior Leadership to align a multi-year IT roadmap to help support and realise the Functions strategy/objectives
  • Providing visibility/reporting to the Function on IT performance and works with the Function to drive continual service improvement
  • Delivering a roadmap for all Corporate Functions to drive transformation required to support Dyson’s blueprint
  • Providing the single point of contact for the Business Function into IT ensuring regular communication of service requirements, service improvements, risks, service changes, service outages and service issues

Our KPI’s driving overall improved productivity:

  • Velocity - Improved speed to deliver
  • Customer Satisfaction - User’s perception and ‘happiness’ with IT
  • One outcome One team - Delivering to a common business goal/outcome
  • Cost to serve and deliver - Cost to deliver and support reduces over time
  • Complexity - Systems and processes simplified and rationalised
  • Stability and Availability of Systems - Stability and availability of core business IT systems is high

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Delivery, you will be responsible for:

  • End to end project management of small, medium or large complexity projects (or a combination) across the Finance/DBS business areas and upholding the highest standards of project management methodology including regular and effective communication with key stakeholders, reporting, governance, change management and thorough risk management
  • Representing standards and specifications in projects delivered by Corporate Functions, other areas of IT or the business while recognising regional requirements
  • Contributing to transforming Dyson IT Corporate Functions into a strategic function by ensuring projects are structured, well planned and executed to plan, budget and agreed scope
  • Creating exceptional quality project setup documents detailing scope, assumptions, success criteria, risks, governance structure (as it relates to wider IT PMO governance)
  • Enabling the growth and success of Dyson by working with team managers to produce checkpoint reports and project highlight reports, upholding the IT project management methodology, looking for improvements to discuss with the Programme Manager
  • Supporting or creating project business cases and accurate project budget requests through the project approval process
  • Throughout the project delivery tracking and measuring business case realisation in close partnership with Business Stakeholders
  • Effectively managing key project risks and issues
  • Being at the forefront of setting delivery and management standards within the Corporate Functions delivery community
  • Mentoring junior members of the team
  • Deputising for Programme Managers

Person specification / Core Competencies:

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Powerful change agent
  • A visionary with a proven track record in strategic planning, individual/team development, and service delivery
  • Possess solid matrix management skills with ability to understand and balance global standards and specifications with regional requirements
  • Innovation advocate
  • Desire to inspire others and lead by example

Essential:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of IT project management, ideally gained in consultancy or client side in large and complex organisations
  • Experience in related project delivery (Employee Services/HR applications and website deployments)
  • A proven record in project delivery
  • Good knowledge and experience of all stages of the project and programme lifecycle, including development of business cases, mobilisation of programmes, development, delivery, release, and project closure
  • Knowledge and experience of multiple project management methodologies
  • Experience of delivering medium-large sized complex projects with budgets in excess of £1M
  • Experience of successfully leading large multi-disciplinary project teams potentially across multiple organisations and locations
  • Experience of delivering globally scaled projects in a similar sized organisation
  • Comfortable briefing at Executive level
  • Business change management / communication planning
  • Ability to lead an engagement with a client
  • Budget management and financial reporting
  • Business case development and benefit realisation
  • Project management qualifications (APM, Prince2 or PMI)

Desirable

  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation
  • Experience working with 3rd party and/or offshore teams
  • Experience of value tender / vendor selections
  • Experience of Planview (our main PPM Integrated tool)

Benefits

Financial:

•             Performance-related bonus

•             Life Assurance 

•             Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

•             Pension scheme with competitive employer contributions

•             Recognition Program 

•             Holiday Allowance

Lifestyle:

•             Free fruit delivered for office staff, free coffee and tea

•             Cafeteria Benefit – wellness programme, cinema tickets, Multisport card etc.

•             Dyson on-site canteen with discount meals for employees

Health:

•             Medical: Employee cover + opportunity to buy additional cover for family

•             Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

•             Reimbursement for costs of eyeglasses (every 2 years)

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.