Agile Project Manager

Service Area:
Business Services
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

This is a key role in the Project Office Team at Horwich Farrelly; the team has a critical position in the business to support the continued growth of Horwich Farrelly, and build upon our reputation in the industry based on our proven success with our clients. This role will support Horwich Farrelly’s strategy which is to continue to recruit and develop the best people to maintain our culture of entrepreneurial partnership, innovation and market insight.

The successful candidate would be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Delivering medium to large scale projects using appropriate agile project management techniques.
  • Work closely with stakeholders and delivery teams to define/refine requirements, ensuring a clear and common understanding of scope and priority of deliverables.
  • Implement effective governance structures, ensuring decision making at the appropriate level, enabling projects to be responsive change.
  • Work with delivery teams (utilizing agile practices, e.g. Kanban and Scrum) and stakeholders to produce release plans/delivery schedules.
  • Track and report progress against the plan, managing expectations on project status, risks and issues.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting of risks, impediments and drive to resolution
  • Scope and deliver business cases and project plans, including benefits identification and realisation, and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Conduct and respond to risk assessments and business impact assessments.
  • Identify, coordinate and manage internal and external suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Ensure budget and resources are appropriately allocated and controlled.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects.
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver testing and implementation of projects.
  • Produce project status reports for stakeholders.
  • Produce and maintain high quality and contemporaneous documentation.
  • Liaise with Business Analysts, IT, training, operational and financial departments.
  • Conduct lessons learnt reviews and actively support continuous improvement.
Personal Specification
 The ideal candidate would display the following:
  • End to end software delivery and project management experience
  • A track record of delivering agile projects
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Have used documentation and workflow tools, e.g. JIRA
  • Knowledge and experience in Agile & Lean practices
  • Strong knowledge of SDLC
  • Strong background in stakeholder management
  • Experience in legal a priority