Project Management has been a key focus for us this year, and we’ve been helping out all sorts of clients with unique requirements. To give you a bit more of a flavour of how we’ve been working, we’ve put together a few key examples of some of the industries we’ve been involved with so far.
Who was it? A multi-faceted financial services company located in Warrington.
How large was it? 200 employees.
What was the role? An IT Business Partner, managing and mobilising projects. Being the ‘in-between’ interface for the business and technical teams, using matrix delivery methods.
What challenges did we face? We needed to find someone who could cope with an ever-changing environment, a business acquisition, and a concurrent business and technical transformation. They needed to convert business stakeholder requirements into technical specifications that could be delivered by internal technical teams.
Result? Candidate started 14th March 2017, reporting to the Head of Business Applications.
Who was it? A £1bn global distribution and e-commerce business.
How large was it? 2000 employees.
What was the role? An IT Project Manager, delivering technical projects into departments with project values up to £2m. Working with stakeholders and a wide variety of technology, with responsibilities including business process re-design, implementations and training.
What challenges did we face? This individual had to be able to juggle demanding stakeholders, remote management and fluctuating requirements and delivery dates. They were also in charge of bringing and advocating Agile practices to the team and business.
Result? Candidate started 24th March 2017, reporting to Global Head of Projects.
Who was it? A fully integrated £1m digital agency, delivering to high profile, blue chip brands, with typical project values up to £250k.
How large was it? 50 employees.
What was the role? The Head of Digital Project Delivery, responsible for development and delivery of technical projects to clients. In charge of the recruitment and retention of the existing team, while securing and developing new customers and increasing the overall technical delivery capability of the business.
What challenges did we face? Our client needed someone with the enthusiasm and the know-how to grow the department from a £400k to a £1m turnover in the next couple of years.
Result? Candidate started 3rd March 2017, reporting to Managing Director.
For us, the approach has always been simple: we consult carefully, meeting over 95% of our clients to fully get-to-grips with their company culture, goals and ‘pain points’, and appreciate the direction of their business. We also meet over 95% of our candidates, to ensure we get to know them professionally and personally, and understand what it is that makes them tick when it comes to their career. With an agreed plan of action, regular progress updates and continual consulting, we are able find the best fit for everyone involved.