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Learning and Development Project Manager - L&D

36.50 GBP Hourly
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Business Services
Contract Type
Contract / Interim
Learning and Development Project Manager - L&D

We are supporting a global client.

This is 9 months initially with a view for extension.

This is hybrid remote for Manchester, around 1-2 days per week in Manchester

The hourly rate for this role up to GBP36.50 per hour Inside IR35, GBP292 Inside IR35 per day.

Job Description:
  • The Learning and Development Project Manager is responsible for the governance and project management of initiatives within the Learning & Development Department. The role will partner with the various teams with Learning and Development Department to support, and proactively work with them, to facilitate the work occurring between them and the business units and centralised functions with a lens on lean learning and business impact. They will support and coach the teams to scope and plan the projects by helping to document the project goal, KPIs, roadmap, metrics and main deliverables.
  • The L&D Project Manager will ensure that the projects of L&D Department teams are managed in a consistent manner, whilst working with the business units & central functions to build engagement and where needed governance over decisions needed for work to be signed off. In some cases, the role requires dealing with external vendors and managing external stakeholders.
  • The Project Manager will also help the different teams to mitigate the project risks and dependencies to make sure there is progress towards the project's milestones.
  • First and foremost, the Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager will ensure the team's roadmaps/plans focus on agreed business priorities, dependencies and strategies - designed based on data and business needs, and deliver against the shared objectives & goals.
  • All your learning initiatives are structured to enable a learning culture, driven by the learner, powered by managers, where our people have access to the right learning opportunities at the right time in the most suitable medium to achieve the learning outcomes and business impact.
  • Apply structured methodology to and lead project/change management activities Own the successful delivery of the end-to-end project life cycle Lead independently complex projects with global impact (cross-functional) driving them through execution, analysis, recommendation and implementation Apply change management processes and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative Engage and influence stakeholders at all levels inside and if required outside of the organisation: work collaboratively with business unit partners and corporate support teams to drive enterprise strategy execution and partner on segment or functional strategy projects Communicate project insights and recommendations across all stakeholders With limited supervision, identify, define and scope the opportunities
  • Drive the Project scoping and Planning by helping to document the project goal, KPIs, roadmap and main deliverables Track and report progress;
  • Creates clear planning documents together with involved departments
  • Ensure a project closing and correct handover to Business as usual or Learning Programme Manager to own Ability to work and productively interact with different stakeholders up to Director level
  • Maintain a data-driven overview on learning program design and performance and value creation for a given region/topic
  • Effectively work with the business to collect business priorities and capability gaps where learning investments will add value Creating and managing a commercial capability index that provides insight into our commercial power now and into the future Working with the Learning and Talent and HR Analytics team to create a learning environment metric that informs our learning initiatives at a local level

  • Minimum 4-years' experience in a learning or HR capacity Strong understanding and experience in using learning/talent/development frameworks to build new organisational capability; Proven experience in senior business partnership, delivering strong results and demonstrating value in a data-driven, pragmatic manner
  • Solid familiarity with project/change management approaches, tools and phases of the project life cycle Ability to lead multiple complex projects or portfolio of projects
  • A solid understanding of how people go through the change curve and the change process Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships (both within a team and with wider stakeholders)
  • Ability to work effectively and influence up to Director level Effectively communicate in small/medium groups; Strong influencer in 1:1 and small groups
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations and under pressure Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics With limited supervision, ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive decision making Strategic thinking, able to contribute to long term vision
  • Strong Problem solving and root cause identification skills Basic business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts is an advantage
  • Knowledge of similar industries and/or business projects is an advantage.
  • PMP or Agile Project Management or equivalent certification is preferred

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