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Project Assurance Manager (IT2A)

Support Office»Technology


Job Reference: 2 2 6 5 0 2 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Recruitment Partner: Akash Karia

Contract: Perm

Location: Nottingham

Reporting into the Head of Assurance & Planning

The Project Assurance Manager will hold PMO and Project teams to account in the successful delivery of IT projects within scope, time and budget while adhering to quality standards and WBA policies. You will oversee project assurance activities, identifying risks and non-compliance and defining actions to mitigate. Being an independent and objective evaluator, you will help optimize the way projects are managed and delivered, providing greater confidence to the business in IT2A’s ability to meet agreed objectives.

Who we are

International Technology & Advanced Analytics (IT2A) is a multi-national function of Walgreens Boots Alliance based in the UK, Europe, Asia, South America and the USA. We leverage emerging technology and robust data to transform our pharmacy and retail offerings, improve experiences for customers and patients and enhance operational effectiveness for team members. Partnering with some of the finest tech providers and utilising a cutting-edge tech stack, we support two of the UK’s most trusted and established brands - Boots and No7 – in personalising their customer interactions. We’re an innovative team of specialists spanning security, hosting, architecture, software engineering, networks, project delivery and more. A proud equal opportunity employer, we passionately embrace team member diversity and provide a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

About the role

You will:

  • Develop project assurance strategies and establish appropriate measures and processes to monitor project quality and compliance with agreed standards
  • Provide regular status updates on the health of the IT2A portfolio, highlighting projects or areas of concern that require action to address
  • Implement and oversee robust stagegate controls to assess projects against quality thresholds and agreed objectives prior to release of next phase funding
  • Define risk mitigation plans and strategies to address issues found, tracking to completion and escalating up to IT leadership level as required
  • Define quality standards and metrics for project deliverables, ensuring processes are in place to monitor these throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews to assess compliance with established standards
  • Recommend and, where appropriate, implement corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project delivery quality and efficacy
  • Work with project teams and PMO to identify and close gaps in skills, processes and controls in order to improve the delivery of IT2A projects

What you’ll need to have

  • Experience project management, IT assurance or related field with a focus on delivering large complex projects
  • Excellent understanding of project management methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall) and standards
  • High degree of moral courage, able to hold senior stakeholders to account and challenge with authority
  • Proficient in project management tools and artefacts

It would be great if you also have

  • Certified Project Management qualification (e.g. PMP, Prince2)

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discount
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Flexible benefits scheme including discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes, holiday buying and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you; click here to view our full list of company benefits (all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility). Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

What's next

If your application is successful, our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you will be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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