At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ over 500 people and manage more than £6 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.
We're looking for a Project Manager who will help identify our software needs, then select a vendor, negotiate the best price, manage the vendor relationship, as well as manage the rollout of the software within our company. Some of your responsibilities will include:
For example we are looking for a document management system and are currently trialling Box, which was chosen over 3-4 similar tools. We now need to manage the rollout to two dozen staff, this will include creating documentation and training users.
You're a bit of a geek who loves helping people. You love to dig around software, love being a "super-user" - always trying to figure out how to make it best work for you. You're incredibly organized and detail orientated. When you see two people endlessly email back and forth a Word document, you can't stop yourself from offering a cloud based solution. You're also a bit of a data wrangler, and know how to extract contacts from Outlook and import them to the cloud. In fact, you're the person all your friends call when they "need their computer fixing".
You probably read TechCrunch. You've downloaded loads of productivity apps on your phone, just to try which is the best one.
You don't need to have a degree in computer science, or years managing expensive enterprise software rollouts. We're not looking for a Project Manager who wears a suit to work.
We're looking for somebody who is smart, quick, hard-working and determined to get the job done.
If you've read this far, then we're probably looking for you!
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