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Interim Project Lead

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Interim Project Lead

  • NE01939
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

At Imperial Brands, we’re a truly international company driven by a strong challenger culture. We’re an inclusive, innovative and responsible FTSE30 FMCG business widely recognised on the global stage. We generate over £30bn revenue and employ over 30,000 like-minded achievers in markets worldwide. We’re driven by a common purpose: to create something better. 

Alongside maximising our respected brands, we’re increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products with lower health risks than regular tobacco products, all underpinned by leading edge science, high-quality innovation and high standards of governance. 

Our entrepreneurial spirit, ability to challenge the status quo and think on our feet along are our keys to success and that of the thousands of people who work here. Here You Can.

The role

Interim Project Lead
Contract, Full time
Competitive day rate, Inside IR35

Here at Imperial Brands, we are seeking an experienced IT Project professional to join our Global IT function as a Project Lead. Reporting directly into the Global IT Programme manager, you will act as their deputy where required and be the day to day Project Lead on a wide variety of Programme deliverables and activities as part of a high profile, global IT Transformation Programme.

Key accountabilities

  • Acting as day to day Project Lead to drive the completion of a number of wide ranging, complex and varied Programme workstreams i.e HR/People related data, operating processes, business case and benefits realisation, implementation planning.
  • Dealing with highly sensitive and confidential HR and financial related data, deliverables and content
  • Management of the formal Programme Change Control process, incl. maintaining Change Log, supporting the IT Programme Manager with impact assessments against the Business Case, design and implementation plans, liaising with various impacted parties to gather inputs into impact assessment analysis, for decision making within the Global IT Programme Steering board
  • Lead the completion of the future state operating processes with the IT Leadership team (based globally in multiple time-zones) and their direct reports, down to Level 3/4 process mapping incl. cross functional handoffs and identification of process gaps or associated risk areas
  • Development of various report/presentation packs for senior stakeholders including status reporting, Programme steering board packs etc, associated minutes and actions incl. maintaining/tracking of Actions Log and ensuring completion of Actions by relevant parties acting on behalf of the IT Programme Manager.
  • Update and maintain RAID log incl. ensuring updated status maintained/appropriate mitigation in place, pro-actively triggering escalations and reviews where required, incl. inputs into Programme Steering board where relevant
  • Support the IT Programme Manager in tracking progress v’s plan, development of POAP’s, detailed implementation plans

Skills & experience

  • You will be PRINCE 2 qualified
  • Strong experience of full end to end IT Project delivery lifecycle (from PID/initiation/concept stages, through to BAU/Run/Benefits Realisation stages)
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering large scale, complex and global Projects – multi-million £ values
  • Experience of Transformation Projects/Programmes on a global scale
  • Ability to support and deputise for the IT Programme Manager across full spectrum of Programme activities, deliverables and Controls
  • Experience of developing strong senior stakeholder relationships (across varying cultures and time-zones) at the highest levels - ie. CIO and their immediate direct reports 
  • Ability to work at pace
  • Multi-talented across a variety disciplines including process mapping, requirements gathering/analysis, financial forecasting, risk analysis, change control/management, planning
  • Experience of using Visio is essential
  • A strong attention to detail and have the ability to ramp up knowledge quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, whilst liaising closely with the IT Programme Manager and the wider Programme team.
  • A delivery led attitude.

What we offer

Imperial Brands offers a competitive day rate as well as onsite parking.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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