Change Programme Manager

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United Kingdom
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Permanent/ Full Time

MRN is the largest and most experienced global provider of community-based trials and site nurse support solutions for the clinical trials industry.

Where within MRN will I be working…

Our Continuous Improvement Office is accountable for the effective implementation of change within the business. The goal is to ensure that process and system changes are delivered in an agile way to provide a continuous flow of value to the business based on the strategic objectives and goals.

About the role…

The Change Programme Manager will be responsible for the smooth delivery of all MRN Continuous Improvement Initiatives. They will ensure the Continuous Improvement system is working effectively and the delivery timelines for each project is appropriately prioritized based on development requirements and business value. The role acts as the primary point for coordinating timelines between projects and ensuring that all projects are delivered to a high standard, within budget and on time.

Some duties will include:

  • Line manage the Change Managers within the Continuous Improvement Team
  • Provide overview reporting to the organization on the progress of Change Initiative portfolio and ensure regular communication across the Continuous Improvement Portfolio.
  • Maintain the project backlog and serve as a point of contact for new development ideas
  • Take lead on the development of cost-benefit analyses and business cases for all initiatives
  • Ensure all initiatives are mapped against the organization’s strategic objectives to demonstrate alignment between the strategy and Continuous Improvement processes
  • Guide the Change Managers and Continuous Improvement Analysts in maintaining and updating the cost-benefit analysis and project budget through the full project lifecycle to ensure that they remain relevant
  • Oversee the breakdown of change initiatives into manageable portions of work (Epics) based on the agreed scope and development requirements
  • Oversee the interdependencies between initiatives to ensure that the portfolio of change is delivered in an orderly manner and maximises the flow of value back to the organisation
  • Ensure high-level delivery plans and timelines for all change initiatives are based on resource availability and business priority
  • Maintain a future looking development roadmap across internal Continuous Improvement driven change and R&D requirements
  • Assign a Change Manager to each Continuous Improvement project
  • Assist the Change Managers in the resolution of issues within the change initiatives
  • Monitor the program’s progress and adjust plans as required based on input from Sponsors, Change Managers, Continuous Improvement Analysts, and Developers
  • Oversee the planning of releases, project communication, and training to ensure smooth implementation of changes
  • Ensure that the top-down planning and bottom-up agile development processes work effectively with each other

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

We are looking for talented people who can adapt to changing priorities quickly and effectively, who are detail-focused and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.

It’s Essential you have the following:

  • Experience of project management including performance and budget management; Agile Project Management, Prince2, or other methodologies for project governance
  • Experience and awareness of good practice for Change Management
  • Detailed project planning experience and use of project management tools
  • Proven track record of managing large projects or programs
  • Experience supporting business process and IT development changes is preferred
  • Experience managing a wide range of stakeholders
  • Line management experience, coaching/developing others

Role based: Milton Keynes, with flexible working options

Contract type: Permanent/ Full Time

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