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Programme Manager (IT Infrastructure)

  • IMT - Information Technology
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    12 Oct 2023
Role Introduction

Reports To: Head of IT Digital Workplace & Network

This role is responsible for the implementation of programmes of work that drive the achievement of Information Management’s business objectives by supervising groups of projects. You will formulate the strategy in order to guide the teams and project managers in ways that promote the company’s culture. 
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing key business stakeholders to understand the programme vision and translate vision into readily understandable interim goals and results
  • Accountable for the planning and coordination activities of enterprise business and technology projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished to a defined quality and within prescribed time frames and funding parameters
  • Accountable for the evolving direction of the program and its projects, reviewing planned activities and major deliverables, work with managers to refine these to the minimum required to fulfil goals and reach needed outcomes
  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, sourcing approach, delivery method, dependencies, quality approach, procedures for accomplishing projects, negotiate staffing requirements to various project phases
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to drive business and technology innovation to achieve business unit’s strategic plan and business objectives
  • Manage the dynamic project team of individuals. Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle
  • Foster a continuous learning and cross-team knowledge sharing culture among delivery groups. Provide coaching/mentoring to other project managers and promote knowledge sharing of project management best practice
  • Collaborate with Project Practice Manager to implement project management practice across all IT projects. Adopt necessary standards and best practices for programme/project management and ensure compliance.
Project Management Competencies
The candidate must be able to demonstrate depth of knowledge and experience, and strong capability, in the following Project Management competencies on a consistent basis for their assigned projects:
  • Project Initiation: Working closely with the Project Owner, can initiate projects effectively by obtaining stakeholder buy-in and aligning stakeholders on vision, scope and approach; complying with the requirements of the Project Delivery Life Cycle
  • Project Planning: Can design a course for the project using an appropriate methodology that will achieve its objectives, working within the constraints of the budget, schedule, and resources. Firm grasp and ability to establish a prudent financial plan within the context of the project and business environment.
  • Scheduling: Can sequence the right people to work on project tasks at the right time. Can identify the project milestones, clearly indicating when things need to be done and what tasks are dependent on others.
  • Document Development: Can produce relevant project documentation that is sufficient for purpose, properly versioned, made easily accessible to the project team, and approved in a timely manner.
  • Project Control: manage and monitor project delivery to remain within the bounds of scope, budget, schedule and quality. Predict, influence and mitigate potential project changes. Firm grasp and ability to project Initiation: Working closely with the Project Owner, can initiate projects effectively by obtaining stakeholder buy-in and aligning stakeholders on vision, scope and approach; complying with the requirements of the Project Delivery Life Cycle; and identifying and facilitating the assignment of the right resources.

  • Degree qualifications in Information Technology, Business or related area
  • Minimum 7 years of project management experience with at least 2 years in IT programme management role
  • Proven experience in managing large scale projects with ability to multitask and manage multiple medium to large projects in a cross-functional environment 
  • Detailed knowledge of the following disciplines: project and program delivery, portfolio management, change management, application development management, infrastructure development management, vendor management, , service transition and cutover planning
  • Technical proficiency in Digital Workplace and Network technologies, as well as experience implementing Cloud solutions and working with vendors
  • Experienced in conceptualising creative solutions, as well as documenting and presenting/selling them to senior management
  • Professional programme / project management certification would be an advantage
  • Experienced in Agile project delivery
  • Mentor, guide and develop people competencies.
Personal & Application Information

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