Data Program Manager
£650 - £700 per day
Client is a leading insurance business, is looking for a Programme Manager who has a strong background in data and cloud transformation. This role is to initiate the design, business case and implementation of a new management information platform.
The successful candidate must have recent experience in shaping and delivering Data and Cloud transformation programs and will be required to take ownership of the program, both driving and challenging the business and technical components.
The individual will be responsible for planning and defining a new programme including all work streams and roles, establishing a delivery framework and then working closely with the development teams to implement and deliver the data product roadmap, driving new features through full software development lifecycle
Manage program scope and deliverables, ensuring fulfillment of business cases
Effective, timely and clear communication of program expectations to team members and stakeholders
Support, mentoring to the project managers within the portfolio and ability to "step in" directly to the projects as / when required
Plan and schedule project and program timelines and milestones using appropriate tools, to design and manage a realistic program / project master plan, revising forecasts where necessary
Manage stakeholders from team members through to senior managers making sure there is buy-in, minimizing road-blocks, and ensuring continued commitment
Set and continually manage program expectations with team members and other stakeholders
Understand and apply appropriate project and program disciplines
Track project milestones and deliverables
Estimate resources and participants needed to achieve program goals
Develops and maintains robust relationships with key business and IT stakeholders to ensure business analysis, development, test and implementation activities are visible and in line with agreed expectations
Work with the PMO to develop and continually improve project/ program controls, methods and tools.
Draft and submit budget proposals, recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary.
Proven program management experience in data and legacy to cloud transformations and creating data roadmaps highly desirable
Exposure to cloud ecosystems (such as AWS or GCP) and any experience of delivering modern data platforms (such as Snowflake, AWS Redshift, or Google's Big Query) highly desirable
Record of enabling the delivery of data analytics, data science, or predictive analytics use cases desirable
Extensive awareness and application of PM tools
Experience of programming languages, databases, data platforms and operating systems in an ecommerce environment