Project & Programme Management

In recent years, top level change and programme management professionals have been in strong demand, creating a highly competitive market for the top echelon of talent.

At Green Park, we have a demonstrable track record of success in delivering the most senior and sensitive change and programme management roles across both interim management and executive search.

Our customers trust our robust, watertight recruitment processes, delivered by experienced, dedicated consultants with the skills, gravitas and experience to support organisations genuine business partners.

As a team, Green Park’s Change & Programme Management Practice provides flexible, fast-moving executive search and interim management services, focusing on identifying and attracting executives who are fully assessed and pre-qualified applying our bespoke assessments, underpinned by our ISO 9001:2000 resourcing methodology.

Green Park has a truly exceptional heritage in delivering change and programme management roles, with more than 300 successful senior level hires completed in the last 5 years. When you work with Green Park, you can rely on our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business and change challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative. 

Across the lifecycle of the process, we maintain the highest standards of reporting and communication, enabling you to focus on your own priorities.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Project & Programme Management assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, Project & Programme Management roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Programme Director
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Project Lead
  • Project Consultant
  • Programme Lead
  • PMO Manager
  • Programme Office Manager
  • Change Project Manager
  • Portfolio Manager

Track Record

Interim CIP Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5483
Location:
East of England
Salary:
£550 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client a leading NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint an interim CIP Programme Manager for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The successful interim will ensure the Trust delivers and develops a high quality patient focussed CIP Programme. They will also be required to work autonomously to report progress to date and future plans at the Cost Improvement Board. Finally they will be tasked with ensuring that the Trust has a robust system for capturing and monitoring CIP’s.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will need to be well versed in QIPP or CIP delivery and ideally the client is looking for someone that has an eye for detail and a strong attention to process. They will also need to have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create relationships at executive level, senior clinical leadership and operational, clinical teams ‘on the ground’

Interim Oracle ERP Programme Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5479
Location:
London
Salary:
£800+ per day
Duration:
6 months

This role is part of a major public sector Shared Services programme. You will have proven experience of working on large Oracle ERP implementations, liaising with stakeholders at Board level. Ideally you will also have worked with Oracle Fusion.

Product Management Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
LA5465
Location:
UK
Salary:
£85000
Duration:
Perm

The Client
One of the largest, fastest growing and most successful online and mail order suppliers of materials to the construction trades within the United Kingdom.

The Role
As Product Management Director together with the operational board you will drive the overall business strategy with direct responsibility for maximising sales and profit through the effective direction and management of all aspects of product development and procurement across multiple product categories and sub-categories.

You will manage a team of Category Specialists who are responsible for the range management and merchandising of products available for sale to thousands of tradespeople across the UK through our website and catalogue.

The ideal candidate should have 5+ years’ experience in category management within FMCG mail order / e-commerce environment along with strong purchasing and supplier management experience in Europe, Far East and Asia.

Key Responsibilities
Adopt a senior leadership role within the business and in conjunction with other members of the Operating Board take ownership for setting and leading Company direction and strategy, and more specifically;

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to provide insight into market forces such as customer needs, market trends and competitor activity
  • Work with the product management team to ensure correct strategic direction of product roadmap, range review processes and product launch strategies
  • Together with the Buyers create and execute effective and profitable sourcing strategies including sourcing of product direct from factories in the Far East and Asia
  • The effective negotiation of terms of business with product suppliers in line with overall margin, service and quality targets
  • Ensure all aspects of supplier performance is properly and effectively assessed and managed
  • Develop strategies and processes to ensure optimal merchandising of both catalogue and web content
  • Review and develop an effective pricing strategy in-line with market insight, customer needs and competitor activity
  • Communication and relationship management with marketing team to ensure we have the most competitive offers in the market place
  • Together with the Product Management Manager lead the Product Management and Buying departments, to include hiring, training and advancing team members
  • Planning budgets and presenting sales forecasts and figures for new ranges
  • Ensure that effective quality control is embedded in the buying and supply chain
  • Ensure stock levels are consistent with seasonal and promotional objective
  • Work closely with the Logistics teams to ensure that there is a joined up process between inbound and outbound stock movement

The Individual

  • Experienced business leader with a track record of success in category management
  • Strong team management allied to a collaborative approach to working with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Rigorous business planning skill
  • Dynamic approach to merchandising

               

 

 

Interim Property/FM Project Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5462
Location:
UK
Salary:
£450+ per day
Duration:
6 months

The successful interim will be responsible for project managing the refurbishment of 10,000 sq ft of office space (in their existing building) for this growing business. The interim will work with the Executive leadership to agree the plan and coordinate the procurement of a prime contractor and manage them through to completion of the whole project. The interim will have proven experience of doing this on several occasions previously.

Interim Medical Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5439
Location:
London
Salary:
Rate – negotiable
Duration:
6 months

This role is the UK Medical Director for a major pharmaceutical business. You will be on the UK leadership team and be responsible for medical affairs, medical information, UK led studies, and in conjunction with Global Drug Safety, pharmacovigilance.

You will be a qualified physician with experience within the pharmaceutical industry in a Medical Dept.

 

Interim Director of Registrations
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5433
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client, a leading regulator are looking to appoint an interim Director of Registrations for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The role will be to lead on the regulatory functions through effective management of the statutory register and provision of the services that enable entry to the register by appropriately qualified professionals.

Key accountabilities include acting as the lead for the regulation of the profession while maintaining the integrity of the statutory register, leading the development and implementation of the directorates budget, business plan and operational regulatory processes. Applicants will also be responsible for continuous improvement in cost effective and customer-friendly registration systems and processes, ensure excellent standards of customer care are achieved throughout the Registrations Centre and will lead on the production of timely and accurate management information to support wider corporate policy formulation and decision-making.

The Interim Manager
Applicants must have a legal and process driven background with an understanding of a regulatory environment. Applicants will have experience of a similar service delivery within a complex organisation that serves thousands of customers. Applicants will be able to demonstrate driving a continuous improvement agenda, especially with regard to quality, efficiency, customer service and regulatory performance. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong focus on successful outcomes, prioritisation and planning skills and a good understanding of regulatory environments.

Programme Manager – Close Down
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM5429
Location:
North West
Salary:
£700 - £900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is looking for a programme manager to work on a body of work to complete a legal close down

The Interim Assignment
You will be involved with the following

  • Managing a number of work streams to complete the legal close down
  • Managing a small team of staff
  • Ensuring delivery is completed to a tight timetable
  • Work with a complex group of stakeholders

The Interim Manager
You will need to have

  • Experience of closing down a business
  • Ideally within FS but not essential
  • Managing complex stakeholders
Interim CRM/Customer Experience Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5376
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 - £800 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client a leading national charity are looking to hire an interim CRM/Customer Experience Director for a period of 6 months in order to facilitate the development and implementation of the key journeys and the fundraising test and learn plan.

The Interim Assignment
This role will be tasked with supporting the overall implementation plan, agency procurement, learning and development, and technology and data infrastructure. Responsibilities will include providing an organisation appropriate programme framework and governance processes to support the development of a large scale database and mass CRM programme providing personalised lifetime support and anticipating the potential risks which the strategic customer experience initiatives may pose to the organisation.

The successful interim will be tasked with project managing the introduction and embedding of the first ever organisation segmentation into Fundraising, validate / provide an overarching framework to communicate the key organisation customer journeys and their interdependencies and facilitate the development of the main fundraising focused customer journeys with the aim of growing the organisations long term income. This will also include using the existing KPIs and 5 year financial model as a base to identify and model the likely financial and charitable impacts driven by changed journeys within the organisation.

Finally the interim will be tasked with supporting the Director of Marketing and Head of Direct Marketing to develop and deliver a robustly measured multi-channel, multi-proposition fundraising test, learn and scale plan and effectively managing a wide range of resources including geo-demographic targeting agency; media agency; internal and external creative development resources; in-house digital, data and media teams.

The Interim Manager

The ideal candidate will have experience of CRM change in a similarly resourced and sized organisation with a mass consumer base and focus on income generation. They will be used to marketing strategies which utilise owned, earnt and bought media. Preference will be given to applications from the retail or FMCG sector but must have empathy with charitable cause and be sensitive to the nuances of an income generation function within the not for profit sector. Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in Customer Experience design including customer centric innovation, an expertise in both design (user interface, user experience, visual communication and architecture across a range of media) and expertise in digital.

Applicants must also have a proven track record in managing change, driving transformational programs, driving operational excellence improvements and ability to influence the culture of the business.

Interim Programme Director - Oracle Change and Communications
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5413
Location:
East Europe
Salary:
£850 per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
Green Park are assisting a well known European apparel retailer who are currently undertaking a cradle to grave Oracle ERP replacement, the programme is well established and has begun roll out of the new Oracle ERP, currently within phase 2.

Though a complicated process to date, the programme team and SI partner has been succesful with phase 1, we’re now looking at internal restructuring and rolling Management Consultancy off site which will create an opportunity to appoint an Interim Programme Director - Oracle Change and Communications.

This role will hold responsibility for delivery of communication for the Oracle ERP change management plan across the business, covering the European market.

The Interim Assignment
The appointed Oracle ERP Programme Communications Director will be solely responsible for business training whilst supporting development and delivery of deployment for the integrated programme plans enabling effective management and tracking of resources, deliverables and dependencies across all work-streams.

You will partner work stream Leads/coordinators ensuring all projects and deliverables meet the agreed timescales whilst monitoring budgets, dependencies between projects & work streams and escalate issues as required.

The Interim Manager
We need an expert in delivering complex Oracle ERP programme communications within multi-country, multi-lingual environments though the business language is English.

It is very important that you have significant training and change programme management experience with a market leading employer and can demonstrate hands on robust project management, project governance and process skills within similar environments.

As our client is based in Amsterdam, you will need to be based out of this location Monday morning to Friday late afternoon, we are happy to fly in fly out consultants from other European counties on weekends.

Please contact James Nash for further information.

Interim HR Project Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS5411
Location:
London
Salary:
£550 - £650 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client, a medium sized fin-tech business, are now looking to engage an Interim HR Project Manager for an initial period of six months.

The Interim Assignment
The role will be responsible for delivering a number of HR projects supporting a newly appointed HR Director. These projects will incorporate reviewing a number of current HR processes and procedures with a view to re-engineer those that are deemed in need of attention.

The Interim Manager
To be considered for this role you will be an experienced HR Project Manager with a strong HR generalist background, excellent Project Management skills, be able to establish strong relationships quickly, have strong organisation and planning skills, be flexible and adaptable and have exceptional communication skills.

 

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