Project Manager Data

Application deadline date has been passed for this Job.
This job has been Expired
Full Time
Job Description

The AA Data Tower is a fast-paced team working on some of the most exciting innovations in the industry. We are seeking a Project Manager to lead the delivery of a number of strategic, commercially significant projects which will deliver commercial value from data for the business.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects, ensuring they are implemented on time, within budget and to the AA’s agreed change delivery framework.

In addition to leading projects, the project manager will also be responsible for instilling a culture of quality and continuous improvement within the teams to maximise productivity; maintain the product backlog (where applicable); remove impediments and obstacles the team is experiencing; create and update various statuses and productivity reporting; ensure all standards and processes are followed; and generate all required reports and related artefacts.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the day to day oversight for the project(s) under the directions of Head of Data Change ensuring the overall scope and technical requirements for assigned sprints are understood and implemented.

The candidate will have experience of delivering change in Data, ideally:

  • End-to-end delivery lifecycle experience
  • Working with suppliers and near- / off-shore delivery centres
  • Business stakeholder management
  • Cloud data technologies

What will I be doing?

  • To manage the delivery of projects and data solutions in a timely and effective manner, ensuring intended project outcomes are achieved
  • To communicate the progress and status of projects to the project sponsor and other stakeholders, including participation in steering groups as required
  • To manage internal and external resources in order to complete tasks and deliver project objectives
  • To identify and make recommendations on resource requirements to ensure effective project delivery
  • To prepare detailed and comprehensive project documentation
  • To closely manage project finances, ensuring projects are delivered within budget and financial risks are escalated at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure project dependencies, risks, issues and change requests are assessed and constantly reviewed, recommending suitable mitigation strategies and actions
  • Ensure the required level of support is in place following project handover, and all support documentation is complete before projects are closed
  • Ensure that all solutions are fit for purpose
  • To seek opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Data Tower

What do I need?

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive project management experience, preferably within a data environment
  • End-to-end delivery lifecycle experience
  • Working with suppliers and near- / off-shore delivery centres
  • Cloud data technologies
  • Able to communicate with, influence and engage senior business stakeholders across a matrix organisation
  • Able to work under pressure, at speed to meet deadlines while achieving high quality results
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to lead, inspire and influence others to achieve success
  • Experience of working with different project delivery methodologies e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Planned Iterative etc.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge and understanding of Insurance or Financial Services industries desirable

Education and Qualifications:

  • University degree required
  • A professional project management qualification (Agile, PRINCE2, Certified Scrum Master)
  • Additional qualifications not required, but will be evaluated based on relevance and merit

Personal Characteristics:

  • Reflects and exhibits the AA Brand Values – Courtesy, Care, Expertise, Dynamism and Collaboration
  • Self-starter that takes the initiative and works well in teams
  • A commitment to ongoing personal development

Additional Information

What else is expected of me?

Good conduct matters at the AA.  It’s very important that you act with honesty & integrity, are respectful of others and have a consistent desire to do the right thing.  Everyone at the AA lives these behaviours, so we are all able to support the delivery of good outcomes for our customers.