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NETPark Job Vacancies

NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.

Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.

Programme Manager

Programme Manager


Based within the Enterprise PMO department, this strategic role will require a pragmatic Programme Manager that can work across a multitude of business units, supporting and delivering a variety of different type of strategic and complex programmes within the newly formed governance framework. The Programme Manager will support both internal and external customers and clients. 

The successful person will support the business in all cross programme and project management activities, playing a key role within the team that is driving the strategic future of the company at a global level. 

This position can be based anywhere within the UK but preferably close to the Northeast or the Cambridge area, as travel to company locations is required.

Key tasks
Full project lifecycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
Manage all aspects of multiple related activities to ensure the overall project is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
Advise at a strategic level at the project conception stage, including providing advise on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to achieve the overall objectives
Manage interdependencies between Technology, Operations and business needs
Manage the day-to-day programme activities and resources, and chair the Programme Management team meetings
Set and continually manage project expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders
Manage project scope and changes
Report on programme success criteria results, metric, test and deployment management activities
Act as an ambassador for the PMO and drive continuous improvement in the function
Qualifications and training
PMP, APM Practitioner, MSP or Prince 2 Practitioner qualifications would be preferable (or equivalent experience)

Skills and experience
Strong analytical capabilities, highly organised with excellent relationship management skills
Experience from a technology, manufacturing or engineering background (desirable)
Ability to think and operate strategically
Strong commercial and business acumen, enabling sound business decisions to be made
Demonstrable financial knowledge and understanding of the impact of business decisions
Strong influencing and negotiating skills with high level stakeholders
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and deliver update reports
Passionate about providing world-class project and programme delivery
Ambitious and excited to work with top-tier organisations across a wide range of industries
Desire to deliver cutting-edge solutions for a new marketplace
Driven to excel in a fast-paced, client-facing environment, in which it is essential to keep up to date with the rapidly developing trends in technology landscape
Innovative and proactive

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NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.

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