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We are in search of a Programme Manager (Benefits). A role has arisen within the Logistics Commodity Services Transformation (LCST) programme. This role is establish and lead a revised PMO with a £6.5bn programme with the Ministry of Defence.
Join a team committed to a Mission!
The Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. The programme provides essential services such as storage and distribution for the MOD's materiel, including a global freight service and the procurement and inventory management of 70,000 commodity NATO Stock Number (NSNs).
Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
What You’ll Be Doing :
The Programme Manager (Benefits) role will directly manage a range of projects with the strategic objective of delivering financial and non-financial benefits with our defence customer.
End to end responsibility for the delivery of a range of benefits projects. These range from commodity purchase projects, warehouse running cost reductions, transportation cost reductions and Information System (IS) cost reductions. This will be done in line with agreed processes with our MoD customer.
Experience of Ministry of Defence Supply Chain and Logistics would be useful for this role. As well as experience of financial cost reduction projects and non-financial benefits (IE Sustainability, Security, Social Values).
Works as part of a wider P3M organisation with key interfaces into major subcontractors and customer on a daily basis.
Promoting the wider public good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner in dealings with all stakeholders and members of project and/or programme and/or portfolio teams and the organisation.
Selecting, developing and managing teams
Identifying, addressing and resolving differences between individuals and/or interest groups
Empowering and inspiring others to deliver successful projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios
Securing the provision of resources needed for projects and/or programmes from internal and/or external providers
Agreeing, monitoring and managing contracts for the provision of goods and/or services
Preparing and maintaining definitions of the requirements of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios
Determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project and/or programme and/or portfolio objectives and constraints i.e. developing solutions
Preparing and maintaining schedules for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
Developing, implementing and updating resource allocations plans (other than finance) needed for projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, taking account of availabilities and scheduling
Developing and agreeing budgets for projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios and controlling forecast and actual costs against them
Identifying and monitoring project and/or programme and/or portfolio risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that affect projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios
Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and outputs
Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements)
Managing the integration of project outputs and/or programme outcomes and/or benefits into business-as-usual (project and programme office only), addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits
Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
Identifying and/or developing frameworks and methodologies that ensure management of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios will be comprehensive and consistent across different initiatives (“framework” refers to the parameters, constraints or rules established to standardise delivery)
Establishing and managing reviews at appropriate points during and after projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, which will inform their governance by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies and continuing relevance
Establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios and updating configuration documents as required
Gathering independent evidence that the information from projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, is valid and that projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios are likely to achieve their aims
Preparing, gaining approval of, refining and updating business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of projects and/or programmes in terms of benefits, costs and risks
Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of programmes (and/or the projects within them)Identify, share and promote best practices and lessons learned to create a culture of learning and good practice that supports continuous improvement to optimise project delivery
Work in an environment of uncertainty and continual change. Able to feel comfortable making decisions and setting direction without having the full picture and re-focus as details emerge. Can apply knowledge and techniques to reduce ambiguity
Adapt to changing circumstances and adverse situations whilst remaining calm, reassuring others and maintaining performance
Think of, research and apply new ideas and ways of doing things. Encourages and supports innovations from others, is willing to experiment and follow ideas through to implementation
Plan, lead and effect positive cultural change, securing commitment and buy-in and promoting a positive long term vision. Recognises when broader culture change is necessary to deliver a project
Location- There is flexibility around remote working, with potentially 1-2 days a week in the Emerson’s Green, Bristol office
Hours- 40 hour working week
Clearance to Start SC
Clearance for Role SC
What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.