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Programme Manager, IDAM

Employer
Primark
Location
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Function
Technology
Level
Manager

Job Details

Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As the IDAM Programme Manager, you will be accountable for adopting the programme framework, overseeing the planning, execution, and successful delivery of multiple workstreams that will see the successful deployment of a comprehensive IDAM capability which involves providing strategic leadership, managing resources, financial management & following established governance, whilst ensuring the efficient and effective execution of this programme.

You will be an experienced professional with full programme lifecycle management of large transformational change programmes in excess of £40m, preferably having completed an IDAM transformation, encompassing taking stakeholders on the change journey and managing successful programmes.

What You'll Get
The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices
What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Team Leadership & Collaboration: Provide leadership/guidance to cross-functional teams involved in programme delivery; motivate team members towards achieving project goals while fostering a collaborative work environment. Lead and foster effective communication channels across teams/departments involved in the programme and interdependencies between other portfolio programmes.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and maintain a strategic IDAM roadmap. Developing and maintaining a comprehensive programme plan, including defining objectives, scope, deliverables, timelines, and resource requirements. The delivery of such programmes is expected to be completed by our strategic partners.
  • Resource Management: Allocate and manage resources, including project managers, technical teams, and budgets, to ensure successful programme delivery. Identify business subject matter experts and change management capabilities required to deliver this change across our business internationally.
  • Risk Management: Proactively, identify potential risks and issues associated with technology programmes and implement mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions. Monitor and manage dependencies, ensuring effective coordination between projects to minimise risks and optimise outcomes.
  • Compliance Management: Ensure the IDAM capabilities and solutions designed and deployed meet the regulatory needs of the business
  • Colleague Experience: Look for opportunities to enhance and improve our colleagues' ways of working through the technology solutions available.
What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • 12-15 years of relevant experience in Security / IDAM and programme management, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership capacity.
  • Extensive experience in technology programme management, with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects.
  • Excellent leader and trusted advisor with extensive experience in developing senior business relationships
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams towards achieving project goals while fostering collaboration and teamwork.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies (e.g., PMI, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a focus on delivering high-quality results within defined timelines/budgets.

Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have any accessibility requests, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

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