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 Programme Manager - Retail
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN4871
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a renowned global Private Equity firm with the establishment of one of their new propositions - The creation of a new high street retailer, circa 50 to 75 stores within apparel.

The Assignment
We require an established, hands on programme manager who has a proven career within retail programme management, PMO.

You will need to join a newly established team who have been put in place by global Private Equity firm with the intention of creating a new apparel brand to hit the British high-street.

This role will be incredibly hands on and cover end to end control across all work streams (Product/HR and recruitment/technology/warehousing & distribution/sourcing/stores/ etc) where you will need control the project plan allowing launch. Each of these work stream are major projects in their own right, but the co-ordination of each of them will be crucial to a full successful start to the business.

The Interim Manager
Ideally you will have a PRINCE2 background allowing you to pull together the overall project plan, raise any red flags in good time whilst working with the teams to resolve any pinch points.

You will need to support the executive team by acting as a focal point for ensuring 3rd parties are on track whilst being aa supportive member of the team by assisting in resolution of issues which may involve rolling sleeves up to undertake ad hoc tasks.

We will require proven retail experience and will not progress applications without this background, in regards to culture you will be a smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency.

Head of Digital Delivery
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH4865
Location:
Scotland
Salary:
£700 - £800 per day
Duration:
3-6 months

The Client
Our client is a public sector organisation undergoing huge transformation.

The Assignment
Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer the interim Head of Digital Delivery will be responsible for setting the strategy for digital delivery and defining the customer journey as the organisation seeks to become a customer focussed centre of excellence. Through digital delivery they are looking to reduce call volumes, improve performance measures and increase customer satisfaction.

The Interim Manager
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in delivering high quality digital services using agile project management techniques.

Interim Head of Traded Services to Schools
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL4864
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
3 months initially - 4 or 5 days per week on site

The Client
Our client is a London Borough which currently offers a range of traded services for local schools and academies, generating annual income of around £8million.
In order to meet significant financial challenges and budget reductions, the Council expects to strengthen and extend its traded services offer in order to achieve a significant increase in traded income. However there is currently little dedicated or specialist capacity to support the development and management of traded services.

The Assignment
The Council is therefore establishing a new Head of Traded Services position in its Children Services Directorate in order to meet this challenge. The post-holder will need to establish and run a business-focused traded services unit to plan, deliver and co-ordinate an improved traded offer for schools, which will also include pooled and de-delegated funded services.

The Council plans to recruit and appoint a permanent member of staff to this position, but requires an interim manager to take on the role in the short term. In particular, candidates are expected to have:
• Experience of income generation within the education sector and the ability to set up and run a successful traded services unit.
• Excellent customer service skills and the ability to rapidly establish successful relationships with schools and academies.
• Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills.
• A track record of successful operational leadership and management of high quality services.

The Interim Manager
We are specifically interested in applications from interim managers who meet the following criteria:

• A proven track record of establishing traded services with schools in a Local Authority context. Ideally this would include the end to end process of establishing business cases through to delivering income streams with schools.
• Prior experience does not need to be in Local Government, indeed previous commercial experience could well be an advantage, but no prior experience of setting up traded services in a Local Authority context would be a disadvantage.
• Immediately available – the client needs an interim manager to start in early January, up to 5 days per week.

Interim Service Director, Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL18690
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£700 - £900 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
We are working with the Chief Executive of a major Local Authority to source a highly qualified interim Director of Transformation.

The Interim Assignment
You will manage a portfolio of back office services, some of which are in an outsourced setting, through a crucial period of rationalisation to deliver very significant and sustainable savings for 15/16 and beyond. We are looking for an experienced Programme Director with extensive Local Authority experience who will establish robust governance structures and programme management arrangements to cover a multitude of workstreams which in themselves are at varying stages in their development and delivery.

You will be personally accountable to both the Chief Executive and the wider board, as well as Members.

The Interim Manager
This is an exciting and significant opportunity which will specifically suit an interim manager who in their most recent role has led another large Local Authority through the delivery of successful, multi-year savings across a broad range of back office functions. Any additional expertise in Children’s Services will be most welcome given advanced plans in that service area.

Interim Adult Social Care Policy Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14890
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
4 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a London Borough which is radically overhauling policies and procedures in Adult Social Care in line with the Care Act and a significant three year savings plan. As part of this process, they are recruiting an interim Policy Lead in Adult Social Care to assess and analyse the current policies and procedures which are not sufficiently robust and to implement new and improved policies and procedures.

The Interim Assignment
Key criteria are:

• Understanding of the legislation and policy framework for Adult Social Care practice in England
• Experience of Adult Social Care policy review, development and assurance – ideally includes Care Act and National Offender Management policies
• Development and production of clear and easy to follow written operational procedures
• Experience of running policy and operational procedures training and producing training materials
• Ability to work with and positively influence senior leadership teams up to director level
• Experience of Local Authority governance structures and decision making processes
• Experience of working with elected Members

The Interim Manager
We are only able to consider applicants who have detailed policy and procedures expertise gained from senior management experience of adult social care in a Local Authority setting. This is absolutely critical.

Interim Programme Director - Infrastructure
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14884
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months

Our Client

Our client is a leading infrastructure organisation undertaking A major construction programme.

The Interim Management Assignment

They require senior Programme/Project Directors who have experience of working on major construction or engineering projects. These could have included highways, bridges, airports or rail projects, the key feature is the size and scale of the complexity.

Interim Project Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14879
Location:
South East
Salary:
£600 per day

The Client
Green Park is partnering with a growing financial services organization that is looking for a generalist project manager to run a number of projects that on their own are quite small but in totality is a significant amount of change.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Project Manager will be involved with the following:
• Managing a suite of projects through to completion
• Creating a governance and methodology suited to the organization
• Working with the Exec, who are the main stakeholders

Some of the projects you will be involved with are as follows:
• new product launches
• client money
• accounting policy changes
• completing an IT review

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Project Manager will need to be an all-round project manager who has worked in business change previously. Please note that this is not a role for an IT project manager. You will need strong stakeholder engagement skills, be able to work on your own and deliver these projects to completion. You will be ideally immediately available and have experience of mortgages and investments.

Interim Purchase to Pay (P2P) Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14859
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, with revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Purchase 2 Pay Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Management Assignment
The interim Purchase to Pay Transformation Lead will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The interim manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current purchase to pay process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe.

This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager 
The Interim Manager will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments.

This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity.

Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Record 2 Report Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14857
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Record 2 Report Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now on to the review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Assignment
The interim Record 2 Record Transformation Lead role will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current record to report process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to have completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve a lot of travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends, however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager
The interim Record 2 Record Transformation Lead will be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.  

Interim Purchase to Pay (P2P) Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14859
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Purchase 2 Pay Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Assignment
The interim Purchase to Pay Transformation Lead will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The interim manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current purchase to pay process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager 
The Interim Manager will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.

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