Project Manager - Production Management Applications
This role is a Project Manager delivering change and software solutions into the BBC’s Production community. You’ll be working with programme teams across television, as well as some in radio. We work directly with production people and so we’re looking for someone who can deliver solutions to help programmes work more effectively, and be sensitive to live filming schedules and the high-pressure of TV production.
This role is suitable for someone who wants to get more experience of project management and media production areas. We’re looking for expertise and potential, as well as great people skills. We are committed to growth in our team as we’re always getting new challenges that need our skills to develop as the world of TV production changes.
- Working with stakeholders to agree the project objectives, agree scope, critical success factors, deliverables, outcomes and benefits.
- Producing a detailed project plan/schedule and managing the day-to-day progress against this.
- Managing the project within agreed scope, time, cost and quality constraints.
- Identifying, tracking and managing progress, risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, interdependencies and changes.
- Making effective use of reporting, communication and escalation.
- Playing a key role in helping the team to deliver quickly by resolving impediments, facilitating meeting where required and working with internal teams to plan for future changes.
- Supporting delivery through data-driven insight to adapt and change approaches for effective delivery.
Are you the right candidate?
- Experience of delivering projects in a large organisation
- Some technical knowledge and understanding, and the ability to communicate effectively with technical teams.
- Ability to work with software development teams to ensure quality of software projects by working with software testing teams and managing software defect resolution.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience in communicating risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, interdependencies and changes to stakeholders in user friendly language.
- Experience of working with a wide range of technical and non technical staff to ensure successful outcome.
- Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills with the ability to work proactively with minimal supervision.
- Working in projects that have many complex and/or technical interdependencies.
- Experience of being able to manage difficult stakeholders, navigate ambiguous, changeable, and complex environments to achieve the desired outcomes.
- An understanding and/or application of OKR (Objectives & Key Results) Methodology in previous roles are desirable.
Contract type: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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