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PMO Analyst - SC Cleared

London, England

Our Central Government client (Digital Transformation Programme) are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) PMO Analyst who will manage the day-to-day administration of the project ensuring it sets and maintains a gold standard in project delivery and governance. They are looking for someone with an IT/Finance based degree or equivalent qualification with previous experience of working in PMO capacity on an enterprise grade technology transformation project within a blue-chip organisation. The role involves supporting the team with general administrative duties and organising various project governance such as Project Board, Business and Technical Design Authority and Sprint Planning etc. You will have experience of working in an agile environment and be involved in capturing minutes at formal governance meetings, coordinating the collation of business and design authority collateral and coordinating the collation of supplier plans and integrate them into MSP plans to track dependencies across various work streams. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Recent experience of working in a PMO role in a high profile, fast-paced, agile environment. ·Experience of working in an agile delivery project team to develop and maintain the project plan. ·Coordinate the collation of project board collateral including project highlight report, RAID log, and Project board slides. ·Coordinate the collation of supplier plans and integrate them into MSP plans to track dependencies across various work streams. ·Experience using Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Excel, JIRA, Confluence and MS Project. ·Must have an IT/Finance based degree or equivalent qualification. ·Strong organisational skills and self-structure ·Must have experience of working in PMO capacity on an enterprise grade technology transformation project. ·Previous PMO experience in a blue-chip organisation or leading consultancy firm.

Data Migration Lead - SC Cleared

London, England

Our Central Government client (Digital Transformation Programme) are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Data Migration Lead who will be responsible for designing and delivering a solution to migrate data from a legacy system to an on-premise solution. They are looking for someone who is an experienced, hands-on data migration specialist from a technical background with experience of working within an agile delivery team and more senior, customer facing roles with an understanding of working within MOD/Government. The role involves working with subject matter experts and other departments to identify, define, collate, document and gather requirements for data migration & integration needs and communicate this to the wider Programme. You will be responsible for ensuring best practice, processes and standards for effectively implementing the migration solution whilst also managing risks and monitoring any potential dangers to the plan. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Experience of working in an agile delivery team, to design, plan and manage the data migration & integration work stream for the project. ·Prepare data migration & integration plans including migration risk, milestones, quality and business sign-off details. ·Ensure that a single view of the truth for the assigned data domain is maintained, including business definitions, technical meta data, source system identification, business rules and data quality rules. ·Perform source system data analysis in order to manage source to target data mapping. ·Perform migration and testing of static data and transaction data from one core system to another. ·Provide weekly progress reports. ·Engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike.

Business Change Manager - Inside IR35

London, England

Our Central Government client (Transforming Government Security Programme) are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Business Change Manager for a new, classified IT system to be rolled out across Central Government. This role is Inside IR35. The role requires investigation of how to effectively bring the new IT system into the Programme so that it is useable and easily adopted by all other members of staff. You will be dealing with file transfer and migration, looking into how to use it with external partners and helping the IT system become fully integrated and useable. You must have previous project management and business change management experience across Central Government. Key skills and responsibilities ·Business change management experience for a new Government classified IT system. ·Responsible for implementing the new IT system into the wider Programme, ·Responsible for file transfer and data migration, ·Work with external partners as well as full implementation of the new IT system. ·Proven track record of project management and business change within a Central Government IT Programme.

SC Cleared Requirements Engineer

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Requirements Engineer, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will be responsible for the ownership and management of the requirements backlog and ensure that all requirements and user experiences meet the criteria for the digital transformation programme. The role involves reviewing, validating and assuring that all requirements are clear, concise and measurable and ensuring all functional requirements have time status updates and contribute to weekly progress reports. You must have experience working on a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project, understand UML modelling products including Use Cases and Activity Swimlane Process models and can act as the subject matter expert in the composition, syntax and structure of requirements. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile environment with continuous integration/delivery and DevOps. ·Proven track record of monitoring testing to ensure user requirements fully meet the business needs ·At least 3 years' experience supporting IT/IS projects (medium scale) in a Requirements Engineering role ·Establishing one-to-one and one-to-many business relationships to their associated process elements and all requirements are mapped to their parent process element ·Capture work effort estimates for sprint deliverables for each requirement selected at sprint development cycles in the MVP ·Contribute to defining acceptance criteria for functional and non-functional requirements ·Review historical requirement set and advise on omissions/duplications and report anomalies to the lead Business Analyst

SC Cleared/MOD Business Analyst

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Business Analyst, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will take the lead in defining modular business functionality and will produce pre-defined, detailed process modules which are fully compliant with the project standards. The role involves working closely with the Requirements Engineer to capture and model the "As-Is" Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity, to inform the development team during Sprint definition meetings and contribute to the production of user experiences and non-functional requirements. You must be proficient in UML2 Modelling for User Cases, Activity Swimlane/context models, have proven experience in stakeholder management and previous experience working on both Waterfall and Agile IT/IS projects within Public Sector. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile delivery team, to support key business stakeholders in defining the User Requirement Specifications ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government IT development and records management at Secret level ·Highlighting process synergy, redundancy and opportunities for "To-Be" functionality to improve the processes cognisant of any constraints of the technical solution ·Planning, scheduling and facilitating workshops, interviews and task shadowing with stakeholders ·Undertake RACI stakeholder analysis to optimise business stakeholder attendance at workshops and meetings ·Reviewing Test Case Designs to ensure they correctly document the steps that are necessary to prove the functionality associated with the customer requirement to be tested ·Ability to engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike ·Review all process driven requirements and apply the necessary quality checks to ensure they are fit for purpose to inform the development teams

IT Procurement Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward-thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Manager to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - ·Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals ·Proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders and maintain positive relationships ·Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins ·Effective stakeholder engagement and management ·CIPS qualified (desirable) ·Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software ·Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Trainee and Development Manager - Intelligence

London, England

Our Central Government client is seeking a DV Cleared individual to develop bespoke training packages and their associated products as part of their intelligence handling Improvement Programme. This will include but not limited to, improving the existing residential course and creating e-learning and training packages. The successful candidate will be given the autonomy to develop these products but will be given the relevant information to build them from. There will be the opportunity for the right candidate to also be involved in the delivery of the training in the short term and involved in the internal communications to promote the training materials. The products need to be created by the end of this financial year, so they are looking for a highly motivated individual with the relevant past experience who can commence work immediately. The work will be completed in collaboration with other Government departments. Essential Criteria ·This role requires DV clearance and willing to undergo a further intelligence handling induction ·Training package production and delivery experience ·Strong IT skills ·Experience of drafting programme training material ·Excellent communication skills across multiple teams ·Proven ability to train others ·Articulate and engaging individual Desirable skills ·Has a national security background

Interim Programme Manager

London, England

Our Central Government Client are looking for an SC Cleared Interim Programme Manager with experience of working within a cross-government cyber security programme. You will lead the strategic direction and ongoing transformation of multiple departments across Central Government. You will be responsible for ensuring all services connected to the programme promote and deliver security outcomes that raise standards for security organisations and the wider Government. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Lead on security services including physical, personnel and cyber security and exploration of a government wide helpdesk ·Lead the sign off process for the service design and quality assurance process ·Actively contribute to the wider transformation programme on security services ·Lead the cost model development for physical security services ·Responsibility for engagement across 11 organisations and government to understand scope and review of security services ·Liaise with security colleagues to ensure their services give valuable input into the design of this security transformation programme ·Work with multiple teams to ensure that a robust and deliverable security plan exists and runs effectively by April 2019

Commercial Manager

London, England

Our high profile wireless tech client is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive Commercial Manager who has worked within a SaaS or technology organisation to join the team. They pride themselves in hiring smart people who are solutions based and can execute responsibility with a high degree of integrity. You will support sales, sales management and legal to ensure delivery of effective commercial solutions to business problems. You will define and manage pricing policies, implement commercial solutions and will be a confident and effective negotiator. You will take ownership of all commercial negotiations including deal structuring and advise on commercial risk whilst enabling deals and ensuring profitability requirements are met. The perfect candidate is somebody who has experience of handling high-value, complex negotiations within a SaaS or technology environment and is able to understand and manage the tension between the detail and the big picture. Key skills & responsibilities: ·Proven ability to commercially manage conflicting priorities ·Experience of supporting sales and legal teams to ensure compliance ·Experience of supporting senior executives and sales management teams with deal structuring ·Able to monitor progress of multiple deals and advising when necessary ·Able to effectively analyse a situation, identify key issues and provide commercial solutions ·Excellent negotiation skills & attention to detail

Communications Lead

London, England

This contract is inside the scope of IR35 Our Central Government client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Communications Lead who will coordinate cross-departmental communications within a major IT Transformation programme. This role provides an opportunity to join a high-profile substantial change programme and increase awareness across all secure communications within MOD and the wider secure Government network. Role and responsibilities ·Provide cross Government Department communications to colleagues both within the security profession and across Departments ·Work with colleagues in all departments including Security, HR, Communications, Finance, Defence etc. to support delivery of the programme ·Experience of working with other Communication Leaders and assessing other communication models ·Develop and run stakeholder engagement, working to ensure that partners are consulted and informed throughout the programme ·Develop a collaborative approach with Other Government Departments to develop clustered security communications and awareness of the programme ·Develop a plan to cohere security awareness communication across Defence alongside the IT Transformation communications N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you

Strategic Procurement Manager

Leatherhead, Surrey

My client is looking for a strategic procurement manager who will be responsible wide sourcing strategies for capital programmes and commercial contracts. The role will also be responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your responsibilities will be: To undertake performance reviews for all team members on an annual basis ensuring feedback on performance is given at regular intervals throughout the year. To resolve staff issues To develop and be responsible for the implementation of the local procurement strategy for Surrey and Borders providing leadership on complex procurements across a broad range of commodities. To provide strategic advice to Senior Management and Divisional Leads on best value procurement practice. Lead cross functional teams on major procurement projects, co-ordinating, planning and monitoring of all project work. The successful candidate will be / have: Excellent internal client engagement and stakeholder management skills Good communication skills, able to build and develop strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders

Interim Procurement Manager

Worthing, West Sussex

My client is looking for an interim procurement manager who will be responsible for the day to day management of the procurement team. You will specialise in complex non-catalogue purchases looking after a high level of spend for bespoke services. Your role with be reporting in to the assistant director of procurement based in Worthing with occasion travel to Leatherhead Key responsibilities will be: Support the implementation, development and on-going maintenance of the procurement and accounts payable modules of the Oracle system, ensuring the continuity of the procurement service and the realisation of benefits associated with the implementation of Oracle. To proactively identify areas where these policies and procedures can be improved in order to ensure the procurement service delivers value for money, compliance and a high-quality service to its customers. Develop and deliver savings programmes within the Procurement team, working with other departments where necessary The successful candidate will be / have: Excellent analytical and organisational skills Excellent internal client engagement and stakeholder management skills Good communication skills, able to build and develop strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders Proven experience of deploying strategic procurement strategies and processes that deliver real business value