Project Manager - Home Based

Up to 45k + Bonus
Ref: 46 Date Posted: Thursday 30 Sep 2021
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Would you like to work for an award-winning company?
Have you got previous experience working as a Project Manager with good knowledge of the Microsoft product stack?
Are you a strong communicator with a passion for delivering exceptional service?
If the answer is YES then we have a great opportunity for you!
Who are we?
TSG (Technology Services Group) are a Managed IT Services provider covering the whole of the UK. Here at TSG our people have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. We believe in giving our people the tools, training and support they require to excel in their roles with autonomy to make decisions where needed. Our values are based around Quality, Ownership and Passion and these sit at the core of our business, helping us to achieve our mission.
Why should I work for TSG?
It is our people that make TSG what it is and a great place to work. We have an open and honest culture here where we welcome feedback and act off the back of that. As a result, we have recently won six awards in the Best Companies to work for awards 2021. TSG is now officially one of the ‘UKs Top 100 Best Large Companies’ and one of the ‘Top 50 Technology Companies’ to work for. In addition, we have been awarded a 2 star accreditation for ‘Outstanding’ employee engagement, as well as some Regional Awards.
At TSG we have a realistic approach and we care about the health and wellbeing of our TSG family. We love having social events wherever possible – this has included plenty of virtual ones during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are also very excited to have a ‘save the date’ in place for an all-staff event post pandemic that we hope can come to fruition as long as it is safe to do so.
In addition, we love giving back to the community. Over the last year TSG has been continuing to raise money for our chosen charity Mental Health UK, so far we have raised over £13,000 across the business completing a variety of challenges. These challenges included a walkathon which seen 100 TSG colleagues walk the equivalent distance from the organisations Team Valley office to Microsoft's Seattle HQ - a huge 9.6 million steps!
Job Purpose & Responsibilities;
As a Project Manager you will be responsible for leading and delivering multiple IT projects of various size, complexity and risk. You will be responsible for the planning and effective delivery of projects using TSG’s product management methodology, ensuring that internal & external customer communication is maintained at all times.  You will effectively monitor and manage all delivery aspects of a project’s implementation to ensure that the projects are completed to the required standard of excellence and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
To be successful in this role you will be a skilled and experienced practitioner, able to confidently apply and tailor Waterfall / Agile techniques where appropriate. You must have a demonstrable track record of delivering technology driven business transformation projects from a Supplier or End User perspective. This position is on a working from home basis, however you must be based in the UK with a valid driving license as travel may be required.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Ensure all relevant pre-project TSG Processes have been complied with ahead of project acceptance
  • Organise and conduct pre project meetings
  • Adhere to and promote TSG’s Methodology such as ensuring a full an accurate scope is signed by customer before commencing a project, producing detailed project plans with clear responsibilities on both sides and clearly defined requirements of work that is both in and out of scope. Review and manage change control, produce highlight reports and ensure that all ‘closed’ projects have a relevant ‘signed’ project sign-off document
  • Work with the Microsoft Practice Delivery Team leads to plan resource requirements to deliver the project within specified timeframes
  • Manage the day to day elements of the project to ensuring deadlines are met and consultant utilisation is maximized by minimising non chargeable days
  • Documentation of key changes to a project using standard TSG documents such as change requests, project exceptions and risk registers
  • Accurately record project info in CRM (Notes, Next action dates, Estimated Completion dates etc).
  • Manage and maintain accurate resource forecasts as project demands evolve
  • Maintain regular communication involving all stakeholders within the project including weekly project reviews, project highlight reports, and project board meetings
  • Coordinate handover to support team following completion of the project
  • Responsibility for overall financial return of the project which includes ensuring that customer payment plans are kept up to date
  • Liaise/maintain communication lines with the Customer Success Manager where appropriate
Knowledge, Skills & Experience;
  • Proven project management experience essential - Confident in use of Waterfall / Agile techniques and tailoring where appropriate
  • Proven technical and/or applications project management experience essential
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal, you must be a good influencer able to deal with challenging situations if required
  • A strong team player who leads by example
  • Display a willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgement and include appropriate people in the decision making process
  • Strong IT product knowledge, including Microsoft product stack, D365, Productivity (SharePoint / Teams) M365, ERP (Business Central / NAV)
  • Adaptability – able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Resilience – Able to prioritise, set goals and manage conflicting demands on time
  • Highly motivated – Sets and achieves challenging goals; measures self against standard of excellence
  • Ability to produce and evaluate reports and statistics
  • Must have a valid UK driver’s license
  • Project management qualifications are an advantage, however not essential where experience can be demonstrated.
  • IT Qualifications are also an advantage, however not essential where experience of delivery can be demonstrated.
What’s in it for you?
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of 4%
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Company sick pay
  • Income protection cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Flexible home-based opportunities
  • Long service benefits including increased annual leave accrued with service
  • Flexible working day policy
  • Relaxed dress policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Fantastic company culture including regular team building events
  • Excellent progression opportunities and training support, including recognised qualifications
If this sound like the role for you, please apply today.