Project Manager

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Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. 


Role Purpose

This role is under the Project and Portfolio Delivery (PPD) team who works in partnership with the business to deliver projects and portfolios that drive Colt’s success. The Project Manager is responsible for providing quality assurance, reports and tools and leading the portfolios through all planning activities.


The PPD team is responsible for:

•    Process optimisation and re-engineering;
•    Business delivery and business acceptance of key strategic projects and programmes and training of the operational teams on new technologies;
•    The PPD team is organised into key business portfolios, each responsible for project delivery and process transformation;


Key Responsibilities
•    Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation, and successful completion of medium/large sized projects, directing and counselling project team members, and advising customers/stakeholders as necessary on all phases.  Including creating and maintaining cost, resource and project plans
•    Responsible for maintaining effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports as appropriate
•    Monitors and controls allocated human and material resources, associated revenue costs and all costs against the project budget
•    Ensures that a change control procedure is in place for the project(s), and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescale and/or resource needs and reports these to project sponsors & stake holders
•    Ensures that projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and appropriate action taken
•    Builds and manages a virtual team from various geographies and engages teams/contacts from across Colt and vendors as required 
•    Ensures all key PM (Project Manager) documentation is developed and maintained,  using defined project management methodologies and company standard processes,  including PID/Project Brief, Project Plan, Risk, and Issues register, weekly reports, stakeholder reports, Lessons learned etc. The project managed could be part of a larger program managed by a program manager and the documentation requirements would be customised as per the program requirements
•    Set up and manage project governance, including decision forums (Governance framework) and lead on steering calls with project sponsor
•    Identify and track project success factors and operational KPIs  
•    Conduct a post implementation review, complete all project close documentation, ensures any outstanding post project close issues have been logged with owners in the RAID
•    Work with the Financial Business partner to review project benefits and provide a mechanism to track them post project completion


Role Requirements

Skills and Qualifications
•    Proven experience as a Project Manager managing multiple projects
•    Direct experience of working in a structured project environment
•    Delivery of projects in an IT business environment
•    Demonstrable business and financial understanding
•    Effective communication (verbal, written, listening) presentation and management reporting skills 
•    Personal drive, highly self-motivated and self-organised
•    Excellent team player and ability to work in an international team 
•    Fluent in both Japanese and English (written and spoken)
•    Demonstrable ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly


Desirable [skills, experience, qualifications]
•    Experience in business transformation is desirable
•    Knowledge of IT stack build and OSS structure
•    APM (Association for Project Management), PRINCE2, Agile or other industry recognised project management qualification  
•    Worked in a virtual team across various time zones and geographies 
•    Worked in a Telco, IT or Technology transformation organisations 
•    Up to speed on latest industry and market developments & technology



We welcome applications from those with disabilities including those with a disability certificate.


Inclusion, and valuing diversity of thought and experience, is at the heart of our culture here at Colt. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself as we believe that’s what helps our people to thrive. We welcome people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, neurodiversity, age, marital status, pregnancy status or place of birth.


Please speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you. For more information about our Inclusion and Diversity agenda and activities, please visit this link:


About Colt

At Colt, we provide world-class network and voice connectivity across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. We’ve been specialists in our field for nearly three decades - and we've won awards for being a technology innovator and pioneer. We go above and beyond to deliver extraordinary connections to help our customers succeed, and we have the industry leading net promoter score (NPS) to prove it.


What is it like working with us?

As well as our competitive salaries and incentive plans, we have lots of flexible benefits and local rewards packages. We also know that a work life balance is important, and our people say it’s one of the great advantages of working at Colt.


Our values

We live by our Colt values every day, whether we're launching new projects or solving problems together. Our values represent how we behave and are integral to our culture.


We know people matter

Whether it's a customer, a partner or an employee, we build relationships based on trust, honesty, respect and integrity. We value diversity and strive to be more inclusive so everyone has the freedom to speak up, be heard and thrive.


We always find a better way

By staying one step ahead we empower our customers to succeed through the power of connectivity. We're swift to adapt and take responsibility for the promises we make.


We win together

We believe in the power of many and stand shoulder to shoulder with customers, partners and colleagues collaborating on ideas, sharing risks and recognition among all. When we make a decision we understand its impact, and rally behind the decision to make it a success.


We can change the world

We want to make the world a better place. Better connected, more sustainable, fairer for all. We use what we have - passion, technology and connectivity - to create good.


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