Business Project Manager

Location: South West
Salary: £60,000
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 08.02.21

A leading law firm in the South West is seeking a Business Project Manager to join their firm. The focus of the role is to be involved in the delivery of a wide variety of Technology, Finance and other business projects to continue to the strategic direction of the firm. The Project Manager will coordinate and communicate across a broad range of stakeholders, using cross-functional and third party resource teams to deliver successfully.

The Responsibilities:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and manage a number of business focused projects within scope, schedule, budget and quality as agreed.
  • Produce accurate resource forecasts and secure resources on the project to enable it to be delivered within set time scales and budget.
  • Draft project documentation and complete analysis such as requirements, stakeholder analysis, project initiation documentation, business case, testing and transition to service.
  • Manage the analysis of tenders for project implementation. Negotiate and manage maintenance and support contracts.  Manage 3rd party services that may be required to deliver the project.
  • In relation to Technology projects, maintain close liaison with the IT Department in relation to project planning and delivery. Ensure an effective hand over to IT at project closedown for on-going support and maintenance.
  • Guide and motivate the project team members to achieve the desired results, and ensure effective communication is maintained throughout the project.

The Candidate:

  • Experience working in a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience on working on a mix of business and technically focused projects and programmes.
  • Pro-active and able to prioritise effectively. Able to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment with time-critical schedules.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Able to work with and manage conflicting stakeholder requirements and demands.

Please note: Due to the specific sectors we work in, only candidates with valid work experience in a Law Firm, Accountancy Firm, Management Consultancy, Property/Construction Firm, Financial Services Firm or a high profile relevant Association or Agency will be considered.  We regret that our clients will not accept applications outside of these areas.

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