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Contract IT Project Manager (Southampton)

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    Business Analysis & Project Management

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    Aaron Giles

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    25 days ago

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    4 Months

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Spectrum IT are working with an international Supply Chain & Logistics business to recruit a Contract IT Project Manager (Inside IR35). This is an initial 4 Month contract to support multiple business critical IT projects of varying size, these include but are not limited to a cloud migration, IT system upgrades and security/regulatory activities. Please note this is a hybrid working role, candidates must be within commuting distance of Southampton for some onsite/office visits and meetings each week.

As the Project Manager you will work with Business Analysts, Quality Analysts and IT Development/Infrastructure Teams to support critical projects. You will also liaise with both internal and external (3rd party) stakeholders and vendors for project planning and delivery.


  • Responsible for end to end IT project delivery: from discovery, initiation and planning through to execution, monitoring, controlling, rollout, and post implementation support
  • Prepare detailed project plans for all phases of the IT project and program
  • Responsible for internal and external stakeholder management, including cross functional business units, senior management, and 3rd party suppliers
  • Engage and work with project stakeholders to confirm project delivery requirements, providing project reporting, support decision making, develop effective working relationship, influence and negotiate delivery approach where appropriate
  • Manage and control business analysis and system testing functions
  • Provide project reporting, facilitate analysis workshops, checkpoint meetings, and direct software release/deployment effort
  • Actively involved in Requirement Analysis and Quality Control process
  • Responsible for post implementation support and ongoing project related technical queries management
  • Participate actively at Scrum Development meetings / Sprint Planning

Experience / Skills:

  • IT project management experience
  • Previous cloud migration experience
  • Solid experience across the full project management and software development life cycle
  • Good technical background & understanding for IT/Software development projects
  • Experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Waterfall, Agile (or Hybrid) project management methodology
  • Scrum development approach
  • Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence (desirable)
  • Strategic influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal stakeholders communication skills
  • Experience in logistic industries (highly advantageous)