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Programme Manager

Date Posted: 19-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Programme Manager

Contract: Permanent

Location: Crewe Campus, UK with flexible hybrid working




Join Bentley Motors as we embark on the most transformative phase in Bentley’s history

Bentley Motors is transforming, combining a world of luxury and progressive technology to embrace an electrified future - becoming completely carbon neutral and having 100% Battery Electric Vehicle offering by 2030.


Our Campus

Our Campus, located in Crewe, Cheshire is going through its own transformation and offers unrivalled facilities including green space, free parking, an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and onsite gym.



As a Programme Manager you’ll lead and manage complex, strategically focussed programmes and projects, often with an extended planning horizon (up to 5 years); ensuring that the programmes are defined, planned and set up. You’ll be naturally inquisitive, always asking yourself “How can I make this better?” and able to be at the forefront of budget and project related discussions with Senior Management.


This is a newly created role that offers a wonderful opportunity for an experienced programme or project leader to join our IT function as we enter our next exciting phase of Bentley Hybrid Electric and Fully Electric vehicles and join us on our journey, as we enter a key period of change adoption and IT transformation for Bentley.


This position will have the responsibility of ensuring that the programmes are successfully executed and delivered to achieve the desired business outcome(s), with strong monitoring and control in place, steering the overall Programme and associated project portfolio according to the established delivery frameworks, managing the interdependencies and intricacies from cross functional and inter-departmental complexities. 



  • Programme definition, planning and setup.  Ensuring clearly defined scope and deliverables and establishing an appropriate programme structure
  • Implementing and maintaining effective programme delivery controls and governance, managing dependencies, risks and issues
  • Implementing effective stakeholder engagement and communication plans
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme



The successful candidate will have experience within a similar role and have experience in effectively delivering enterprise wide Projects and Programme Management, driving strategic results and delivering business outcomes.


  • Experience of working with ambiguous deliverables and being able to break these into delivery tranches
  • Extensive, demonstrable experience in an IT and business related application or technical area with supervisory or management control over projects and resources 
  • Extensive experience of working within a structured project environment, over the full lifecycle
  • Ability to effectively plan, organise & prioritise workload, across multiple projects with different stakeholders and to reflect company priorities
  • Problem solving and ability to understand and interpret complex business issues and processes
  • Strong risk, issue and change management skills



In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:


  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working options
  • Access to a subsidised private medical scheme
  • Optional car lease scheme with access to VW group cars (VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi)
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution with life assurance benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Study support opportunities
  • Paid volunteering days  


Closing date is Wednesday 31st May 2023


We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs, belongs at Bentley. Everyone is entitled to respect and dignity and we positively celebrate the differences between people. This is a philosophy that is embraced by our leaders, championed by our colleague diversity groups and sits at the heart of our Beyond100 Strategy.