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Job Title

Interim Programme Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£400 to £600 per day
Benefitsbusiness mileage only
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted28 August 2018

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Interim Programme Manager focused on the delivery of a complex programme of over 1000 activities.

Client Details

Distribution business with a national presence.


  • The successful Interim Programme Manager will be key in creating a ‘step-change’ improvement for the business to drive efficient and effective project delivery, including the implementation of a significant new operational change.
  • Manage stakeholders and resources to meet projects requirement in capacity and capability, applying a structured change management approach to the delivery of the portfolio utilising an appropriate range of methodologies and tools.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring services to raise skill competence within the Project Delivery teams, as well as promote better collaboration across operations, stakeholders and sponsors.
  • The successful Interim Programme Manager must have evidence of extensive knowledge of Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain and will be expected to lead major projects of over 1000 activities.


You will be an experienced Interim Programme Manager with at least 5 years in Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain - who has led significant change in logistics environments ideally across a number of sectors.

The successful candidate will be immediately available and able to commute on a daily basis to a site location in the Warwickshire area, willing to travel nationally where appropriate.

Accountabilities of the role include:

  • Risk management - through a formal process, including the continual use of risk management tools and documents.
  • Change control - updating relevant plans, schedules and communications to reflect approved changes.
  • Schedule/ resource management - development and maintenance of complex linked project plan including duration estimates and resource allocation schedule for a major programme with more than 1000 activities.
  • Budget management - all aspects of cost planning and estimating, reporting, forecasting and controlling, including taking corrective cost actions.
  • Requirements and feasibility - full requirements management process and thoroughly examined options during feasibility studies for a major business and IT programme.
  • Project planning & governance structures - preparation and maintenance for a major business and IT programme.
  • Business case - creation and writing for multiple major projects. Has led the business case review at each gateway stage within a major project to ensure business benefits remain on track to be delivered. The knowledge and ability to lead the creation of benefits trackers, agree rules around how the benefits will be calculated and presented.
  • Stakeholder engagement - formal stakeholder process requiring influencing views of key stakeholders, and amending stakeholder management plans.

Job Offer

The successful Interim Programme Manager will be offered between £400 and £600pd dependent on experience within Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain. Please note only business expenses are on offer for this assignment, travel from home location to a site within the Warwickshire area will not be covered.

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