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Senior Business Change and Project Manager

Location: 

Beijing, CN

Category:  Business Systems and Projects

Job Title: Senior Business Change Project Manager

Contract: Full-time, 3 Years Fixed Term

Salary: Competitive  

 

What it’s about

These are exciting times for Cambridge Assessment English as we look to implement a range of strategic initiatives and to modernise our systems and strive to find creative and innovative ways to improve our products and services to customers. To enable us to meet the ever increasing demand for our services, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Senior Business Change Project Manager, who will thrive in this changing environment and is motivated by delivering excellent customer service.

 

What you’ll be doing

To be responsible for the oversight and delivery of high profile business change and/or systems development projects across Cambridge English business areas. The post-holder will provide input to strategic prioritisation, selection of delivery approaches and stakeholder engagements.  They may also task manage and mentor project and business change managers and their multi-disciplinary teams, and will manage some key projects themselves, to ensure delivery of high-quality outcomes and organisational benefits against the strategic aims of Cambridge English stakeholders.

 

Principle Accountabilities

 

Business Change Programme Management                                           

  • To manage the delivery of projects and associated change activities for programmes in collaboration with senior management in Business Support Services and stakeholders across Cambridge English.
  •  Responsible for working with service delivery partners, as appropriate, to ensure delivery schedules are executed effectively, robustly and will meet the timelines required by the business.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating the management and delivery of (extra) large and complex change activities for (IT and Non-IT) programmes.

 

Business Change Project Management 

  • Responsible for progressing assigned (large and complex) projects through discovery and delivery stages.
  • Responsible for ensuring that projects are successful in fully meeting agreed business goals.
  • Responsible for delivering projects consistently and in adherence to prescribed gateway processes and reviews.

 

Business Analysis/Strategy

  • Accountable for determining the best means for satisfying delivery of requirements within the context of individual projects.
  • Contribution and recommendation regards the overarching programme strategy, in relation to determining the best means and approach for delivering requirements.

 

General Management 

  • Provide cover, support and assistance to the project team as required to ensure tasks are completed on a timely basis across the team.
  • Provide direction and task management functions to members of the assigned project team, as appropriate.

 

What we’re looking for

 

Qualifications

  • Educated to Degree level (essential)
  • PMP/PRINCE II/other Project Management qualification to Practitioner level, or equivalent experience of good practice framework
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP – desirable)

 

Skills

  • Advanced in facilitating user requirements
  • Advanced in Project Management capabilities
  • Proficient in Programme & Strategic Management
  • Awareness of Business Analysis
  • Excellent communication (written/oral)
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management incl. chairing reviews.
  • Good general IT skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Advanced in frameworks and methodologies to support project delivery and change

 

Experience

  • Substantial experience of successfully delivering complex, multi-faceted business change and or technical development projects  (essential)
  • Experience with implementing user-centred design/Agile approaches (desirable)
  • Experience with managing Programmes (desirable)

 

Behaviours

  • Determined and persistent driver of project activity & ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Uses initiative and takes responsibility for tasks to ensure aims are achieved.
  • A willingness to work flexibly, both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to deliver heavy workload and prioritise against business demands
  • Identifies, addresses & resolves conflicts between individuals/interest groups
  • Understands the strategic impact of business change and anticipates business needs and proposes alternative solutions

 

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers. This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

 

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 December 2019. Please note as part of the interview selection, you will be required to carry out a video interview via our third party supplier, Sonru.

 

If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

 

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