Senior Project Manager
Our chosen business partner is experiencing a steady period of growth. They are a leading manufacturer of energy products. An exciting vacancy has arisen within the Research and Development department in Preston for a Senior Project Manager to join the team. Reporting directly to the R&D Manager, the main purpose of this role is manage and lead project objectives and the formulation of the specification through to completion, ensuring that post launch targets are achieved.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will:
* Plan, monitor and report on UK product programs, including delivery timescales and resource allocation effectiveness.
* Use the group New Product Development Process to manage the progress of each project.
* Adherence to key project elements, Product specifications, Agreed Timescales, Project Costs, Product Quality/Reliability, and Market/Business Goals.
* Negotiate/Co-ordinate of key functional resources via department managers.
* Negotiate and manage key suppliers.
* Project manage key business New Product Development projects.
* Successfully lead multiple projects from start to finish, including when required making/following through with any necessary challenges at any levels.
* Effectively manage and lead UK and Group specific projects from defining project objectives and the formulation of the specification through to completion, ensuring post launch targets are achieved.
* Achieve project targets and successful sign off, alongside regular project status reporting to the business.
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
* Educated to degree level, preferably within an Engineering discipline.
* Minimum of five years project management experience within a manufacturing environment, allied to a broad knowledge of Marketing, Product Assembly, Material Logistics and Quality Systems.
* Working knowledge of Prince2.
* Manage multiple projects across multiple sites using a stage gated process.
* Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
* Be a great team player, alongside having excellent interpersonal skills.
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