Project Manager – Finance


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Location: Ireland (Hybrid)

Contract type: Contract

Closing Date: 26 September 2023

Project Manager - Finance

Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive. We have an opportunity for a Finance Project Manager to join our Finance Transformation team on a 12-month contract basis.Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive. We have an opportunity for a Finance Project Manager to join our Finance Transformation team on a 12-month contract basis.

The Finance Project Manager will play a crucial role in coordinating and delivering our portfolio of finance projects across the group. They will report into the Finance Transformation Programme Manager. This team is responsible for building, managing, administering, implementing, reporting, and delivering the portfolio of finance projects across our group of divisions in line with our Musgrave strategy. The Finance Project Manager will be crucial to supporting the shaping of our Finance Transformation programme, objectives and governance.

The primary objective for this role will be to support the finance separation and integration of a recent UK Wholesale Foods acquisition into the Musgrave group. This is a cross-functional project, with defined timelines and delivery targets, requiring excellent organisational and communication skills.

Key responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to:

Finance project co-ordination and support:

  • Working with the Workstream and Project Leads in creating project plans, budgets and project schedules, preparing project and programme templates, and recording and maintaining project logs.
  • Ensuring the Musgrave project management governance processes and procedures are followed by all project teams.  Preparing Programme Plans and status update templates for Steering and Project Sponsor update meetings.
  • Creating project templates for each stage and life-cycle of the project, issuing these to all project teams and supporting the completion of templates, ensuring these are completed to set time-frames.
  • Consolidating individual workstream plans into overall project and Programme plans, assessing the appropriate level of detail needed to enable project tracking and reporting of progress, status and risks and roadblocks for Project Sponsors and Steering Groups.
  • Ensuring the project Risks, Actions, Issues and Decision logs are regularly updated and maintained across all projects, enabling project Leads and Sponsors to readily gauge status of mitigation plans.
  • Supporting Workstream and Project Leads with questions and queries on project methodology areas.
  • Issuing Workshop and meeting invites, supporting the agenda-setting and meeting formats process, and ensuring meeting notes and actions are recorded and issued on a timely basis.
  • Attending Workstream, Project and Programme update meetings and workshops.
  • Monitoring and reporting on Workstream and Project progress, tracking key performance indicators, and supporting teams in making and reporting plan revisions as required.

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Working closely with the Finance Workstream and Project Leads in gathering project requirements, including resource plans and project plans with milestones, dependencies and critical paths defined.
  • Scheduling meetings between Stakeholders and Project Leads to discuss project areas or issues.

Change Management and Communications support:

  • Supporting Workstream and project leads with capturing their change management and training tasks and activities and completing their change impact and stakeholder assessments.  Scheduling change management and communication discussion meetings and ensuring there are appropriate KPI’s and change management processes in place and these are being followed pre and post project implementation.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensuring there are appropriate quality control measures to ensure project deliverables meet established standards and requirements.
  • Conducting project reviews to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

The successful candidates will have/be:

  • A background in project management /project support and with finance experience
  • Knowledge of applying project management methodologies and using project management tools e.g., Planview, Microsoft projects.
  • A hands-on approach with a team ethos.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, with the ability to confidently prioritise competing tasks across multiple projects and help guide and advise project teams across all levels.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills.
  • Experience of working in a large-scale organisation with cross-functional projects and of delivering beyond expectations
  • Excellent stakeholder collaboration skills with the ability to build relationships, internally, externally, and cross functionally.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a continuous improvement working environment.
  • A self-motivated approach to work - can do attitude, well organised to effectively prioritise and deliver high quality results.
  • Good analytical skills and advanced excel skills with strong attention to detail.
  • A keen interest in supporting the shaping of the future agenda of the Finance Transformation Programme and developing their skills as part of an evolving Finance Transformation Office

**Please be advised this is a 12 Month Contract

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