Project Manager - Learning & Development

Job location
London
Job type
Permanent - Full-Time
Salary
up to £38k
Reference
7593
Job description

We have an exciting and challenging new role for an experienced candidate as Project Manager - Learning & Development in a global executive search firm. The lovely offices are based in Central London, paying £35,000-38,000 DOE.

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

In your role as Project Manager you will partner with leaders in sales and human resources consulting to ensure that a project is planned and executed in a manner that meets client and internal expectations. This key role generally involves delivering tailored and customized HR solutions and professional services to a wide variety of global clients. The ideal candidate will have project management experience in the Business or HR Consulting arena.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure customer satisfaction and professional client interactions through seamless delivery of solutions to clients
  • Manage the execution of large-scale projects, which may include multiple consulting work-streams; stakeholder management for internal and external project team
  • End-to-end project lifecycle from initiation and setup, input for SAP, entry of delivery data into internal systems, handoff of delivery data to other functions, execution to invoicing, financial tracking, and closing out when complete
  • Create project plan, lead project team in the monitoring of costs, schedule, and performance of component projects, while working to ensure overall success of the program
  • Manage project financials including monitoring the budget, billing process, time and expenses, invoicing
  • Communicate with key stakeholders on the project status regarding forecast, completion rates, variances, billings and backlog on projects
  • Serve as primary point of contact for client information, updates, delivery, issue resolution and data tracking
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings that balance consensus building with decision-making; document and communicate outcomes/actions
  • Discuss scope implications for design
  • Assist internal teams during the sales cycle to run pilots and scope the operations aspects of projects
  • Provide project work direction for the project support team
  • Work with Sales and Consulting to identify and capitalize on opportunities to expand business
  • Provide quality assurance oversight for project
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 6-8 years of experience in project or account management with an understanding of business and effective management practices
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience successfully managing large, complex projects. Experience with global project management preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint with the ability to learn challenging internal software programs. Experience with MS Project and/or SAP is a plus
  • Ideal candidate has experience in working in training or consulting firm whose focus is people performance improvement

PREFERRED & OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • High detail orientation with the ability to see the big picture
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to anticipate problems and identify alternative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships with cross-functional and remote teams, at all levels of the organization, both internally and with clients
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills; able to prioritize and manage many simultaneous tasks and priorities
  • Ability to influence people and resources to ensure timely completion of tasks that meet quality standards
  • Willingness to adhere to established processes while keeping an eye for opportunities to improve or develop processes, structures, and systems
  • Business skills and aptitudes necessary to accurately manage project budget, monitor expenses, and ensure accurate invoicing and collections
  • Occasional travel likely

This is an incredibly exciting and meaty role for an experienced candidate who would not be phased as a Project Manager - Learning & Development, managing a multi-million pound budget. If you think you are suitable for the job, please do not hesitate to apply!

RMS is a well-established recruitment agency based in London and specialising in administrative/secretarial roles. We have over 16 years' experience recruiting for both creative and corporate industries and would love to help with your search!