programme coordinator in peterborough

07 March 2019
alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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£ 20 - £ 30 per hour
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peterborough, east of england
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job type
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£ 20 - £ 30 per hour
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alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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job description

A Programme Coordinator is required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you experienced in a planning role? Do you have the capabilities to be successful in a fast paced production environment? If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, then this is the job for you!

The Planning Facilitator is a key role within the Product Management organisation (based in Peterborough), which will provide the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to become engaged in the key workstreams to support New Product Introduction (NPI) and other major projects throughout the product lifecycle - being able to provide leadership, direction and shape to the future development of this dynamic global organisation.

Due to the nature of this role, it is at the heart of driving cross-functional team performance and therefore the successful candidate will promote a planning culture, be able to communicate project status clearly and work as an integrated member of the team.

The main purpose of the Planning Facilitator is to drive cross-functional teams to develop complex programme plans, to accurately track the delivery of key milestones, solve programme issues through Scenario Planning and identify opportunities for improvement, enabling the on-time delivery of New Product Introduction Programmes.

This role specifically involves:

* Facilitation of cross-functional Project Planning Workshops
* Lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teams
* Establish plan structures, initial Work Breakdown Structures and Network Diagrams that identify precedence relationships, durations and resources for all activities
* Facilitate control sessions, inclusive of plan updates and maintenance
* Establish, communicate and facilitate resolution of critical path issues and conflict between team members and teamwork issues
* Execution of the Project to ensure deliverables are met to time, budgeted cost and quality requirements
* Presentation of Project progress at regular intervals to the Business
* Lead, coach the Project Team in the utilisation of the Project Management process, building commitment to the plan


* This position requires a relevant college or university degree or equivalent experience within a project facilitation and/or management role
* Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes
* Proven leadership and experience in creation & maintenance of cross-functional project plans is essential
* Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
* Clear and concise communicator, inclusive of good listening
* Strong analytical and organisational skills
* Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is desired
* Flexible work ethic, having the ability to keep a disciplined approach and perform consistently when priorities change
* Awareness of New Product Introduction (NPI) processes

Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience desirable) MS Office-365 (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


Process improvement



educational requirements

automotive engineering,engineering