Project Manager - IT Separation




Project Manager – Separation Lead

Location: Berkshire

Duration: 6 months

Our global client is looking for a Project Manager / Supplier Manager to work on a global restructuring as part of part of an internal divestiture, which will see the renewal of an existing run partner outsource arrangement through and external RFP.

This programme will deliver two core outcomes:

1.      Reliable Transition & Transformation of our IT Infrastructure, tools and services in order to modernise

2.      Conduct a successful Separation Project that will deliver the existing IT estate into a known but Separate outcome for 2 core Business Units while retaining synergies of the combined entity  

Role Purpose:

The project manager will develop and manage all aspects of project engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, stakeholder management, communications, resources, budget, change, reporting and risks and issues. They set and continually manage project expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders.  

  • Drives delivery of the project scope and owns the interaction with other workstreams.

  • Verifies that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

  • Report on project success criteria results and manages communication with stakeholders on progress of project as well as issues / risks

  • Manages the team delivering into the project both in terms of performance, timescales and outcomes to ensure success.

Key Role Focus and Experience required:

  • Separation or carve out experience from understanding base methodology, key phases and outcomes.

  • Business and technical decisions or trade offs that will need to be navigated through the programme

  • Experience of working with 3rd Parties to plan, contract and manage a separation project covering the full IT stack

  • Experience of managing global IT transformation (preferably carve out / divestitures) programmes with outsourced partners

  • Understanding of IT Service provision including, Users Services, Application support and Infrastructure

  • Direct experience of multi tower RFP process, selection and working with potential vendors