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Technology Project Manager

Group Technology is progressing an exciting strategy which includes agile, digital and cloud technologies

In this role you will work closely with Oxford University Press infrastructure and operational teams to manage and ensure successful end-to end delivery of technology projects to agreed time, cost and quality

In this role you will be working with business users across multiple geographies, divisions, role types and seniority to deliver key projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management of the design, build and release of the selected technology solution
  • Ensure quality assurance mechanisms are in place so that products / deliverables adhere to agreed requirements. Ensures that Technology solution requirements are defined, delivered and monitored following global and local Technology standards, architectures, and governance
  • Supports benefits realisation and achievement of target business outcomes
  • Manage 3rd party suppliers and resources in line with agreed ways of working and contracts and SLA’s
  • Establish and maintains proactive, comprehensive stakeholder management and stakeholder communications
  • Builds high performing, collaborative project teams. Co-ordinates work done by different people and management of virtual teams. Support the development of talent in line with the Press’s requirements for technical, professional, managerial and leadership capability
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in project delivery in line with OUP’s Change Delivery Framework and Technology governance
  • As line manager: Select, develop, manage, and motivate staff in order to deliver required outcomes. Build and develop the pipeline of talent in line with the Press’s requirements for technical, professional, managerial and leadership capability

 About you


  • Excellent project management and stakeholder management skills with the ability to work on either large projects, or several smaller projects concurrently and quickly build good relationships with key stakeholders up to and including director level
  • Excellent vendor management skills, both on-site and off-site, design and management of fixed-price and time and material contract delivery
  • Excellent financial management controls and reporting
  • Experience in large global organisation using mix of in-sourced and out-sourced IT service providers
  • Adaptable and able to move from project to project quickly, gaining an understanding of issues and risks and responding effectively to a changing situation.
  • Commercial acumen
  • Understanding of technology architectures and associated project deliverables i.e. design, governance and other assets etc
  • Understanding of cloud computing, particularly a good understanding of the financial management, operation, capacity and general delivery required within a cloud environment
  • Experience of leading Agile delivery projects- particularly the visual elements, use of Kanban boards and equivalent


  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • APM, PRINCE2, or MSP accreditation
  • Knowledge of the SAFE agile framework or equivalent
  • Experience of leading Technology business engagement
  • Leadership of virtual, diverse teams
  • Understanding of data centre outsourcing
  • Good presentational skills and ability to
  • Experience of leading information security type projects

For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve, and encourage applications from people of all ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. 

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Technology
  • Department:
    Group Functions PDT
  • Closing Date:
    18 December 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:

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