Project Governance Manager

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Strategy
Posting date:05 Dec, 2019

Project (NPD) Governance Manager

Location: Newbury – Vodafone HQ

    Role purpose:

This role is part of the Investment Governance team within Vodafone Business Finance, which is accountable for running and assuring the New Product Development (NPD) governance process across Vodafone Business and group enterprise technology.
At a detail level, this includes assuring submissions in to the associated boards, working alongside the PRB (Project Review Board) Assurance role to ensure delivery group submissions are correct and working collaboratively with the existing governance manager to ensure all boards run efficiently.

The role will have 3 key focus areas which are: Run the board, Assure the board, Support PRB Assurance


The Governance Manager will also become the focal point within the organization for project governance processes by providing training, managing the project lifecycle and participate in project shaping meetings as well as future process improvements.

  Key accountabilities and decision ownership
  • Efficient Governance and Resource Management board organization.
  • Accountable for the logistics and organization of all aspects of the review boards.

  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure the timeliness and quality of submission to the board reviews.

  • Work with Finance to ensure portfolios are working within Capex and Opex budgets.

  • Track the progress of delivery against forecast dates, monitor root causes for any delays and recommend subsequent delivery optimisation.

  • Hold regular reviews with Portfolio stakeholders and Group functions to ensure alignment of assurance and delivery processes and overall operational performance.

  • Own and manage ongoing improvement process for delivery templates, governance SharePoint.

  • Provide regular data and analysis on delivery forecasts, roadmap reports, RAID logs and project trackers 

Core competencies, knowledge and experience: 
  • Ideally 3 or more years project support experience within a multi-national environment (Telco or Digital Tech)

  • Excellent skills in MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint with strong overall Project & Program lifecycle knowledge.

  • High level of Stakeholder Management skills over all levels (Dir and CEO) includes excellent interpersonal skills -written and vocal communication skills.

  • Good operational knowledge of the Product lifecycle from planning through build to operate.

  • Excellent data handling and presentation skills and experience of working with projects that span multi-disciplinary areas covering at the minimum product development.

  • Prince II or MSP certification.
Critical success factors for role 
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Strong ability to investigate project deliverables and have the experience to know when something fundamental is missing or not correct.

  • Working knowledge of specific project and programme management tools

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation 

About us:

Vodafone Group Business collaborates with large multi-national organisations to find better ways of working through our total communications solutions. We enable them do ‘more with less’ by empowering their people to work more flexibly, simply and efficiently to ensure their business is built on firm connectivity foundations. Across our global fixed and mobile networks, cloud-based hosting platforms, Internet of Things solutions, technical expertise and professional services offerings, we can connect global organisations in a rapid changing world to ensure they stay agile and competitive – wherever in the world they do business. What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?

Commitment from Vodafone  

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. For any technical difficulties with submitting your application, please contact

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