Project Manager – Talent Development Systems


  • Full Time
  • Birmingham, UK
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Talent Development Systems Project Manager
Location: Birmingham (Currently remote working)

We are actively looking to secure a Talent Development Systems Project Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Benefits include:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Life Insurance Cover
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced Accident Insurance
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Sick pay

Project managed delivery:

  • Accountable for leading the delivery of projects(s) that are large, complex and represent significant benefit and risks to the client within a complex stakeholder environment.
  • Managing the delivery of the project so that the deliverables and releases are completed on-time.
  • Matrix management of a multi-disciplined team, including contractors and 3rd parties and resources from other CFUs.
  • Ensuring that there is a formal audit trail for the sign-off of all deliverables.
  • Chair regular project meetings to review risks, issues and progress against plan.
  • Monitor progress against the plan and intervene when necessary to take corrective action to stay on plan.
  • Report progress accurately to the PMO and stakeholders through regular progress reports and project briefings to the Management Delivery Group.
  • Resolve conflicts within the team to agree common goals and a sense of purpose, recognising that each specialism will have their own processes and standards to follow.
  • Ensure that the project team follow the programme’s governance arrangements for reviewing key decisions and managing risks and issues.

Project initiation:

  • Project manage the commercial activities working with specialists in the client’s Procurement teams, for the selection of the LXP vendor and systems integrator.

Project mobilisation:

  • Arranging a project kick-off and creating the Project Charter (PID) for assigned projects, detailing the business objectives, scope, benefits, team roles and responsibilities, high-level plan including constraints and dependencies, initial evaluation of risks and issues, resource plan and definition of deliverables


  • Create and maintain the workstream project plan, adhering to the programme’s planning standards and taking advice from the SMEs assigned to the workstream project to ensure that the plan is achievable and follows good practice. Obtain buy-in from the project team to their responsibilities and timescales.

Change control:

  • Manage the team and stakeholders, so that a formal project change control process is followed for any changes in scope, benefits, costs or timescales.

Risks and issues management:

  • Formally manage risks and issues to ensure that they are identified and managed within the project where possible.
  • Escalate high priority risks and issues that cannot be addressed within your project tolerances.

Stakeholder management

  • Manage stakeholders, including project sponsors at Director Level providing regular updates to them and managing expectations and agreeing priorities.
  • Understand the interests and attitudes and consider what the implemented changes will mean for all stakeholders and how their concerns can be addressed.

Key Decisions

  • The Business Project Manager will assess progress against plan, risks and issues and proactively intervene to keep the project on-track.
  • Information and analysis produced by the Business Project Manager will influence key decisions that shape the delivery of the programme with a £50M budget. Their information and analysis will be shared with the Programme Manager, Programme Director and Programme Sponsor.
  • Keeping projects to time and budget
  • Risk management
  • Contingency planning


  • Advanced experience of managing projects to deliver new systems, services and transformational change.
  • Matrix management of multi-disciplined teams and managing suppliers and contractors.
  • Project management qualifications, such as PRINCE2.
  • Use of Project Management tools, such as MS Project, JIRA and standard project management controls and documents.
  • Experience of managing large deployments of HR systems, preferably SAP SuccessFactors and Talent Development Systems.


  • Experience of HR systems and processes (especially SAP SuccessFactors and Recruitment and Onboarding).
  • Experience of managing projects as part of a transformational programme.

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