Senior Project Manager, Cambridge UK

Job Description

Description

Do you have a technical background with proven experience of delivering products from conception to volume production whilst managing risks, budgets, personnel and objectives? We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to develop new communication products

The right candidate will be a highly motivated and industry proven Project Manager with a technical background and experience of new product development, enjoy problem solving and be an excellent communicator

Main duties:

  • Management and leadership of complex projects
  • Manage regular project meetings, ensuring accountability of team members and individuals in the wider business
  • Applies advanced project management tools and techniques to achieve project objectives, meet schedule deadlines and budget targets
  • Ensure approaches/techniques are used for building high performing teams, maintaining good team morale and a high level of operating efficiency
  • Ensure personal and team adherence to defined project management processes
  • Captures and manages project risks with appropriate mitigations
  • Manage project procurement, with mitigation planning for supply chain risks
  • Communicates to stakeholders, ensuring an appropriate escalation of issues
  • Negotiates availability of project resources with Resource Managers and other Project Managers, ensuring smoothed and optimised resource utilisation
  • Demonstrates leadership by promoting trust, interaction and shared commitment within teams
  • Incorporates quality into the project delivery
  • Working in partnership with Senior Technical Leads and Product Managers to deliver industry leading products into volume production

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline
  • Training in project management to a project manager level, with accredited certification through IPMA, APM, Prince 2 or IPM or equivalent
  • 7-10 years' experience leading development teams in a multi-discipline environment on complex product development projects, using Agile and Waterfall methodologies is an advantage
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator within all levels of a business
  • Experience with NPI/NPD of complex electronic projects, with outsourcing to Far East & European contract manufacturers