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Project Manager

CDL Software - Stockport

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
19 January 2023

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to work on the delivery of innovative software products that are at the forefront of technology in the retail insurance sector.

We are looking for a Project Manager to manage the delivery of our more complex and challenging projects. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and will be passionate about delivering high quality project management services to take products and services to market.

What you will do

The Project Manager works on a single medium sized project or multiple smaller projects being delivered to our external or internal customers. You will be working within a sizeable and well-established team of project managers, but will matrix manage wider teams of resources from across the business. You will manage the delivery of the projects through the full project lifecycle for which the duration might be a few months to a year for the medium sized projects.

A key measure of our success is the ability to deliver to an agreed go live date, whilst not compromising quality or exceeding budget, therefore the Project Manager will require skills in the areas of planning, financial management, scope management and risk management.

You will work collaboratively with stakeholders both internal and external and across all technical and non-technical disciplines to overcome complex challenges. Commercially astute and familiar with working in a technical environment, if you don’t already have knowledge of the insurance sector, you will be a quick learner with the ability to rapidly gain that understanding.

About CDL:

CDL is one of the UK’s leading software development houses, employing over 600 people at its campus next to the pyramid in Stockport, powering brands such as Swinton and Tesco Bank.

The CDL suite of products power all aspects of an insurance provider’s needs, from Digital and Price Comparison integration, through to back office, fulfilment and pricing as well as Data products. Several of CDL's applications are prime to break out of the Insurance sector and provide a route to diversification and expansion globally.

We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We pride ourselves on being part of a collaborative, inspiring working environment, with our employees at the heart of our company.

Key Responsibilities

Demonstrable experience and knowledge of:

  • Managing software development and / or software implementation projects ideally within a software house.
  • Project Management and Software Development Lifecycles.
  • Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

Excellent communication skills:

  • written, verbal, face to face and remote working
  • PRINCE2 or other project management related training and certifications would be great but proven experience is more important.
  • Strong leadership skills with extensive experience of working in a customer facing role.
  • Proficient with the use of tools such as Excel, Microsoft Project etc.
  • An enthusiastic, 'can-do' attitude to overcoming issues and challenges.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in the insurance industry.


  • Remote working – occasional requirements to attend the office
  • Flexible hours
  • 25 days holiday to start, increasing by 1 day per 1 year of service up to 30 days.
  • Top employer for 6th year running
  • Excellent training and development platform
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups.
  • Life and health assurance
  • Established Recognition Award System
  • Great Maternity / Paternity Benefits
  • Diversity and Inclusion network 
  • Pension scheme
  • Community projects and volunteer days 
  • Refer a friend bonus 

Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Annual Hackathon Events
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer BBQ, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Car wash, barber, yoga classes, boot camp and massage services all on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms

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