Initiative Manager


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2018-07-10 11:13:311970-01-01Tailor Made Sourcing
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Bradford
Area Bradford, UK Bradford
Sector Administration
Salary £25,000 - £33,000/annum plus benefits
Currency GBP
Start Date
Advertiser Leah Crawshaw
Telephone 01274 759480
Job Ref Initiative Manager
Job Views 260
Description
Working within our clients busy Project Management Department, on a day shift basis your responsibilities will be full and varied and include the following:
The Individual
It is envisaged that UK and some European travel will be necessary to fulfil the role to its fullest extent including overnight stays.
A full driving licence and passport is required.
This position is regarded as a middle management (MLM) role and as such confidentiality and support of line management is essential.
A sound knowledge of Product, Account and Project Management is required with an understanding of product creation an advantag
 
Job Title:                                          INITIATIVE MANAGER MBO
Department:                                     PROJECT MANAGEMENT 
Location:                                          BRADFORD 
Purpose:
Accomplish set objectives by planning specific and measurable KPI activities; evaluating implementation and progress of projects.
 
Essential Duties:   
  • Provide a support function to the MBO Commercial team including pre ‘go live’ feasibility, costings, project documentation creation, internal communication, customer data base maintenance.
  • Account management responsibilities which requires regular contact with a range of client departments from Finance to Procurement including SCM and R&D. It
  • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements of internal and external departments.
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities to wider departments in the organisation.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) and associated critical path.
  • Oversee and coordinate all production trials, including sales order creation and supplementary invoicing.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored.
  • Works closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s) and provide weekly updates internally and externally (customer).
  • Ensuring risks are clearly and concisely escalated to the appropriate personnel
  • Contact with Supply Chain to advise when necessary on maintenance of SLAs and weekly forecast implementation.
  • Understands basic revenue models and P/L; meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; helping in the preparation of annual budgets; analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Works with stakeholders to define and document questions, liaise with business using various methods available to get new requirements and explain feasibility.
  • Submits project status reports to stakeholders; anticipates and reacts to change.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality across all projects and clients.
  • Support Finance to minimise Aged debt.
 
Skills/Qualifications:
Active Listening, Coaching, Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication, Judgement, Management of Financial Resources, Monitoring, Persuasion, Resource Management, Time Management, Vision. IT literate with good understanding of Excel, MS office and/or SAP.  Experience of working with different job levels within a business. Aptitude for problem solving and solution based thinking.  Degree or equivalent and/or Project management qualification are desirable.
 
Additional Information:
It is envisaged that UK and some European travel will be necessary to fulfil the role to its fullest extent including overnight stays.
A full driving licence and passport is required.
This position is regarded as a middle management (MLM) role and as such confidentiality and support of line management is essential.
A sound knowledge of Product and Project Management is required with an understanding of product creation an advantage.
Summary
The Initiative Manager is employed to oversee projects of a wide variety and, therefore, needs to be extremely organised, personable and have a keen attention to detail.
The primary aim of the Initiative Manager is to ensure that the client’s needs and requirements are adhered to and that the overall project is completed in a timely manner. It is also the job holder’s responsibility to ensure the project does not go over budget (where appropriate). This role requires a high level of communication skills to deal with multiple project touch points with an ability to provide solutions under pressure.
Day-to-day responsibilities in this role include liaising with a range of multi-departmental professionals that are employed on the project, providing independent and professional advice
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