We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with supportive people, “attention to detail“ people and passionate people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
Places for People IT department's strategic aim is to support and partner with the business functions to proactively deliver innovative digital solutions and create technology platforms that allow our diverse Group to meet and exceed its strategic aims, ensuring that people are our first priority. Our Developments business has identified a need to move from our Group ERP offering, Unit 4 Business World to COINS, to facilitate this we are looking for Project Manager to help in the implementation of COINS.
Working as part of the wider IT function, alongside the Developments IT Programme Manager, you will be the lead PM for the COINS implementation. You will manage the end to end integration of key functionality (finance, capital, stock and procurement) and wider business processes across our Developments and Group businesses into COINS. You will be managing a project team composed of permanent and fixed-term employees working in IT and business teams alongside third-party vendor resources.
Key deliverables include, but are not limited to:
This role is home based however significant travel will be required both to our IT Shared Service in Preston and to our Development offices across the UK. Initially offered as 12 month FTC with an further extension likely.
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
More about you
We are looking for a skilled Project Manager who has managed many large-scale implementation / transfer ERP projects. Our preference would be that you have experience with COINS implementations, however we are open to individuals who have transferred finance and procurement modules for other large ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle etc. It would also be highly advantageous if you have worked in the construction or civil engineering sector and have a knowledge of CIS sub-contractor processes, and procure to pay.
In addition to your extensive experience in delivering systems from start to finish we are looking for someone with strong stakeholder management experience, you will be working for and with a range of Executives, Senior Managers and managing multiple internal & external stakeholders including non-IT staff.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.
If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.
Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.
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