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IT Project and Programme Manager

We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too. Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has over 2,500 people in 10 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermu

We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.
Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has over 2,500 people in 10 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermuda, with a presence in over 130 countries around the world, and a global network of over 62,000 people
At GT, we work as
trusted advisors, bringing local knowledge and national expertise, with a global presence, to help businesses succeed – wherever they are located. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships and empowering our clients to make the right decisions for their organisation now and for the future. Whether that is working with the public sector to build thriving communities, with regulators and financial institutions to build trust, or with a diverse range of businesses to help them achieve their goals, Grant Thornton Ireland work hard to support clients to act on the issues that matter.
At GT Ireland we don’t just predict your future, we build it.
A Career at GT
Looking for a more fulfilling role in professional services? One where fresh thinking, collaboration and diversity are valued? At Grant Thornton we do things differently.
What does this mean for you?
A career in a more inclusive working environment, a more collaborative work culture, a more supported, flexible working role, more possibilities to grow and more opportunities to help shape the future for your clients. We respect and value your experience. And we want you to bring your authentic self to work and be at your best. It is how it should be.
Grow with us
At Grant Thornton, we care about our people and work hard to make you feel valued. If you are looking to deepen and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience throughout your career, then that is what you will get, and more.
We are seeking IT Project and Programme Managers
About the role
  • Client delivery: You will work with clients to deliver technology projects that will support their business objectives. We are currently implementing projects across a range of sectors.
  • Business development: You’ll be responsible for contributing to proposals and client presentations for complex IT delivery projects
  • Practice development: you will work with Technology and Consulting leadership to build-out offerings, methodologies, and delivery capabilities (people and tools)
  • Thought Leadership: Drawing on your skills and experience, you’ll create innovative insights for clients looking to develop their solutions to deliver value and improve their operations. You will help raise the profile of the firm in this regard#Client delivery
As a client-facing IT Project Manager you will:
  • Ensures projects are completed on time, on budget, to recognised standards and within agreed scope eg.
  • Define and document project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop/assist with business cases
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents. Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Determine and assess need for additional project staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary, during project cycle.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Manage the project budget: Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
About you
You will be a self-starter, highly motivated to develop a market leading capability and to progress within the firm. You will have the right blend of hands-on experience, an eye for innovation, and understanding of the markets in which we work. You will use this to excel in client delivery and help develop and build client offerings. You will:
  • have a proven track record of project delivery
  • be a confident and impactful communicator, both written and verbal, able to clearly explain project plans and deliverables to technical and non-technical audiences, in a way that is accessible to everyone, especially senior stakeholders. You will have experience in facilitating effective workshops across all levels of an organisation.
  • have proven experience of supporting business development activities, client relationship management and contribution to winning proposal development
  • be inspired by the opportunity to drive our business forward in the market. You will have the required leadership skills to operate in a team environment involving support & mentoring of junior resources and the consistent delivery of high-quality deliverables
  • have a willingness to learn and develop new skills. You will work in a collaborative team environment, but you must possess the ability to quickly develop expertise in areas where you are less-familiar or experienced.
Your experience
  • have experience of hands-on delivery of projects at key clients.
  • You will have experience with Agile methodologies
  • have led multi-disciplinary teams (may include partners teams, across the full life-cycle of a project, practicing agile delivery methods)
  • have some experience in one or more of the following areas
  • Industry recognised standard applications SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce, Workday, core Banking systems
  • Data technologies
  • Cloud computing technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
  • Emerging Technology AI, RPA, IoT, Blockchain
  • have significant experience presenting to and developing written documents for executive and leadership levels within an organisation.
  • have a personal track record of delivering impactful results;
  • be an accomplished in building effective relationships with third-party delivery organisations through the process of sourcing, selecting, and managing the technical engagement with vendors/software providers;
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and/or work experience
  • Recognised project management qualification(s) such as Scrum, PMP, PRINCE2
  • 3+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project, Jira, Asana
  • Competent and proficient understanding of business solutions, such as ERP, CRM, Document Management, Productivity suites etc.
Life at GT
Reward and benefits:
Our reward and benefits are designed to create an environment where our people can flourish. We are committed to building a culture where our people have access to the necessary benefits to help promote a healthy lifestyle and thrive.
Inclusion and diversity:
Included and valued for your difference is how everyone should feel at work. Not just because it is right, but because we are all at our best when we are able to be ourselves. So, when you join Grant Thornton, we will work hard to ensure that is how you feel. We want you for who you are. We are excited to see the personality and perspectives you will bring to our team because we know we will all benefit from them.
Diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision-making, improves the quality of our delivery, and helps us to meet the needs of our clients. Our firm is built on people and their ideas, so we want to hear all the new perspectives and fresh thinking you have to offer.
We want to create a culture of recognition and celebrating success, by saying thank you to people who surpass our expectations and recognising the right values and behaviours. Our Shout Out recognition scheme is our way of highlighting and promoting achievements. Whether you simply want to say thank you, celebrate a special occasion or give an award for doing something exceptional, you can do all of this and more through the scheme.

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