Project Manager IT

Term: Permanent
Department: IT
Location: Manchester
The Firm

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Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial servicesenergy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also have the largest Russia and CIS practice in the City along with numerous specialist global country desks.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 16 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Birmingham, BolognaBrussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards

The Team

The IT Department comprises of the following core teams Service Desk, Training, Development, Projects and Technical Services, who provide a full service to the Firm. We wish to recruit a Project Manager to join the Projects team.


Objectives of Role:

• To plan, manage and deliver the firms project portfolio and to ensure successful implementations in accordance with client/sponsor requirements.
• Assume responsibility for the initiation, development and delivery of projects ensuring that key milestones are completed on time and in accordance with defined requirements.
• Produce the project definition to include scope, roles, responsibilities, budgets, timescales and resources
• Prepare comprehensive project plans taking input from technical and business resources
• Assign tasks and activities to members of the project team and ensure the required results are delivered
• Sell the benefits of projects to their target audiences
• Achieve sign off from the sponsor and other stakeholders at key stages of the project
• Identify, analyse, measure and manage project risks
• Provide regular communication to stakeholders throughout the project portfolio lifecycle
• Ensure the project is conducted in accordance with IT Project Management Standards
• Ensure the smooth handover of the project into production
• Undertake Post Implementation Reviews of peer projects

Nature and Scope:

Projects may range from the implementation of a new package in one department to a global implementation and rollout across the whole firm.  Many of the projects incorporate a high degree of customisation and automation of IT facilities to minimise the complexity and time spent by users on essential but repetitive tasks.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Ability to lead, influence and manage cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams on a day-to-day basis
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding
  • Business/System Analysis or Quality Assurance
  • Good understanding of ITIL working practices
  • Preparation of appropriate Communication plans
  • Good commercial knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Capable of producing high quality documentation
  • Good team player
  • Flexible and pragmatic, yet resolute and decisive
  • Degree level education or equivalent, alternatively a recognised project management qualification
  • Several years commercial experience as a project manager
  • Prince 2 qualified or must have a very good understanding of the methodology
  • A good understanding of Agile project methodology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Broad experience of IT, both technology and development
  • Experience of working within professional services organisations, ideally in a law firm

Fieldfisher aim to provide equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.