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Programme Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH Sesto San Giovanni, MI, IT, 20099 Beauvais, 60, FR, 60031 Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327 London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG

Brand:  RS
Function:  Programme Management
Work Location: 

Job title: Programme Manager

Location:Corby, London, Beauvais, Milan, Madrid or Frankfurt

Role type: Hybrid

Employment Type: Full time, permanent


About the role


As the Programme Manager, you will be responsible for the successful management of global, multiple medium to large, complex, multi-phased programmes and projects by leading cross-functional teams to define, scope, plan, execute and deliver exceptional business value and benefits on time and within budget.


You will manage all aspects of new and existing programmes/projects from start to finish and be the single point of contact for all programme activities, schedule and status. You will take responsibility for leading EMEA and Global programmes of business change, working closely with functional leadership teams from across relevant areas of the business.


Key accountabilities:


  • Provide leadership to empower, inspire and facilitate the work of cross-functional programme teams by setting objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish these objectives
  • Day to day leadership of Programme team to deliver Business outcomes and achieve benefits realisation
  • Identifying, addressing and resolving differences between individuals and/or interest groups
  • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of programmes, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
  • Identifying and/or developing frameworks and methodologies that ensure management of programmes will be comprehensive and consistent across different initiatives
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules for programme activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Lead discussions with business leaders and the organisation to clearly define complete programme requirements, i.e., vision, outcomes, metrics, support and delivery requirements.
  • Lead stakeholders through the programme lifecycle ensuring appropriate assurance gates are held and passed, plans and documentation are developed and that the programme receives appropriate review, authorisation, resources, and funding.
  • Drive cross-functional team members to develop detailed project schedules and milestones, project plans, budget, scope, timeline and risks and risk mitigation plans to meet programme requirements while maintaining positive team moral.
  • Preparing, gaining approval of, refining and updating business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of programmes (and/or the projects within them) in terms of benefits, costs and risk
  • Develop programme budgets and integrate programme costs into the organisation-level budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Facilitate making trade off decisions between quality, costs, scope and time.
  • Develop strong understanding of relevant business functions, direction, organisational structure and overall business goals. Identifying and monitoring programme risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that affect the programme.
  • Continually manage programme expectations with team members, stakeholders and senior management by monitoring progress against the plan, escalating problems and issues that impact cost, scope or schedule and notifying affected departments
  • Manage external delivery partners and contractors when required
  • Facilitate programme meetings to drive programme progress and resolve issues; prepare and distribute agendas, minutes, action items and status reports
  • Provide regular programme updates to Stakeholders
  • Lead and participate in developing, maintaining, and evolving standards, project and resource portfolio planning and prioritisation, tracking and reporting mechanisms, templates and documented processes for process improvement and programme governance
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the organisation


What we’re looking for:


  • Experience of delivering global large scale transformational change programmes
  • Experience of delivering Business outcomes and benefits realisation
  • Ability to formulate a strategy and turn it into an executable plan that drives value
  • Evidence of strong team leadership skills
  • Evidence of successful coaching and development of high-performance teams and individuals
  • Strong understanding of finance in relation to project budgeting, benefit management KPIs and reporting.
  • Experience of organisation wide Change and IT implementations
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Culturally sensitive with the ability to operate effectively in a global role
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organised with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organisation
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organisational issues and challenges
  • MSP Practitioner, PRINCE II, APM, Lean / Six Sigma or equivalent programme / project management


We are RS Components part of the Electrocomponents Group


Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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