Programme Manager / Project Director

Competitive Package for Perm or FTC position
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Job Function
Project Management

Berendsen are looking for an experienced Senior PM / Programme Manager / Portfolio Manager / Project Director. The role will involved overseeing the closure and movement of two sites onto a new site. Overall responsibilities for end-to-end Project Delivery, with multiple SME Project Managers as dotted line reports (HR, Technical, Construction, IT etc).

Details about the Client

Programme Manager / Project Director - Berendsen - Basingstoke

Berendsen is part of Berendsen plc, a leading provider of support services in the UK, with over 9,000 employees working across 60 sites.

They provide service solutions, leasing, sourcing, cleaning and maintaining textiles for industry, commerce and the NHS public sector. Berendsen is innovative and constantly develops new products and services to better serve the changing needs of its customers and their industries.

Detailed Job Description

Programme Manager / Project Director - Berendsen - Basingstoke

  • Responsibility for the closure and movement of two sites onto a new site. Overall responsibilities for end-to-end Project Delivery, with multiple SME Project Managers as dotted line reports (HR, Technical, Construction, IT etc).
  • Ability to use MS Project or equivalent and interact with a variety of different stakeholders involved is key to success.
  • Overall management of individual capital investment projects.
  • Project compliance with all health & safety regulations and company policies.
  • Project compliance with all environmental, welfare and contractor control regulations.
  • Provide expertise, professional advice and guidance to the business.
  • Ensure the development of a comprehensive business plan, that incorporate deliverables, accountabilities and timelines.
  • Ensure the project is managed within the Berendsen project management framework.
  • Accountability of identifying issues and risks, and for escalating critical issues to senior management, along with recommendations for solutions.
  • Presentation of project progress to steering group as and when required.
  • Ensure projects are delivered to pre-specified defined standards.
  • Management of project budget control and business planning of project finances.
  • Arrange and lead project meeting.
  • Delivery of projects to a defined time plan, managed through specific KPI's.

Candidate's Profile

Programme Manager / Project Director - Berendsen - Basingstoke

The successful candidate will have experience delivering a number of different types of Projects, adhering to sound Project methodology and have worked with multiple different business lines. Ideally exposure to site moves would be useful.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proven track record of strategic thinking and business acumen
  • Excellent change management and leadership skills
  • Well organised with proven ability to handle complexity and multiple projects through to completions
  • Competent in problem solving and team building
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead, persuade and influence people at all levels and develop good working relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • Ability to manage a range of contractors and key people involved in a project in order to ensure the project remains on time and to the required standards
  • Ability to communicate well with both internal executive staff, operational team members and contractors from all backgrounds


  • Educated to degree level or NVQ level 5 in an engineering or business discipline
  • Project management professional and demonstrated experience in leading large scale projects to completion
  • Experience of designing and implementing continuous improvement programmes
  • Preferable experience from a manufacturing, production or service industry
  • PRINCE 2 – project management
  • Demonstrable transformation expertise

What's on offer

A fantastic permanent or long term contract opportunity to join the growing Berendsen team. This role sits above a variety of different Project Management professionals and will be crucial in the delivery of a fundamental project at the core of this business unit.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MP13849105Z

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