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Looking for a senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience recovering, transforming and delivering projects?

My name is Bob Menlove and I am an award winning Programme Manager with over 20 years of successful global and UK recovery, improvement and delivery experience across brand leaders, government and different cultures.  I have worked in teams of up to 400 and with budgets  up to £40M.

I am available for Project Management work on a short or long-term contract basis.  To make an enquiry please feel free to email me at bob@bobmenlove.com, or call me on +44 778 0546 383

Below are just some of the high profile organisations that I have helped and the projects that I have implemented:

Sector: Information Technology

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Simultaneously managing ground breaking projects at BP and British Airways (BA)

    • Driving a pilot for BA to evaluate the benefits of using Cloud solutions, incorporating Office 365, Windows 10 and in tune applications, to improve business process involving strong Governance and benefit realisation.
    • Managing the design, test, transition and deployment of a new Cloud – ADFS CA and SCCM infrastructure for BP globally, through to Operations across 75,000 users.

Sector: Health, government

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The UK governmeDEFRAnt created its largest international food research programme (£10M) to fight rising cases of salmonella, listeria and other food pathogens.  Government special award for developing and launching a politically sensitive £10M software solution to Food, Health and Chemical industries, creating Australian and US interest.

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Sector: Health, government

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The Department of Health had completed a pilot scheme on the communication of health messages to hard-to-reach audiences via Sky’s interactive TV service. The objective was to extend coverage to Freeview, transfer ownership and operation to NHS Direct, and integrating with online and service channels.
Managed relationships with suppliers and service providers throughout the supply chain, procuring new business across the public and private sector.

Sector: Software, private sector

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Built strong relationship between private US based software company and Government client after delay of £36M Software as a Service “SAAS” programme. Set up Governance for joint Bentley / Highways England reporting structure at Programme and Board level. Mobilised joint team plan to deliver client IT Asset Management system for Highways England users. Tracked Requirements, through Design and Application Development, Security protocols, Contract Management, against Quality Business Processes into Service and Bentley-Systems-logosupport. Developed Test and Training Strategies to ensure successful Release Management into Service Management. Used PRINCE 2, MSP, ISO 270001, and ITIL principles to enable practical delivery. Succeeded in gaining programme plan approval from client and handed over to new Programme Director.

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Sector: Insurance, private sectorLegalAndGeneral_Logo

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The board’s objective was to raise the company’s position in the pensions league table.  Careful management was needed to deliver the second phase of a complex £32m programme, using new SOA technology to improve the performance of legacy systems.

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Sector: Finance, private sector

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Resolve a crisis at a financial services software solutions to deliver their flagship product and restore venture capital confidence.

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Sector: Energy, private sectorbp logo

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BP made a strategic decision to create a global portfolio service hub, that could select, track and deliver the right projects profitability

With commitment from top level BP Directors, integration with other sectors, management, buy in, the communication plan executed the plan across stakeholders throughout refining, distribution and marketing.

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Sector: Logistics, private sectorDhl_logo

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Deutsche Poste decided to consolidate DHL Global operation in Europe. Team created a single service for employees and customers and re-orientated their European portfolio from country to product domain focus.

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DHL identified £60M price point product improvements for St Georges Hospital. Engaged to create business case, define Governance and technical solution to bid for commercial opportunities, leading to potential TUPE.  Qualified opportunity, prioritised delivery of plan, created auctions, product switching and OJEU market tenders; and developed contract. Proposal rejected, but succeeded in creating model/processes that were applied successfully in subsequent bids.


Sector: Retail, private sectorMarks_and_Spencer_MS_logo_logotype_emblem

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Implementation of  Financial Document Management System with third party supplier for integration within Shared Service Centre. Planning, implementation and training of business users on new Category Management Web based tracking and reporting tool throughout UK, using crystal reports.


Sector: People performance, private sector

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SHL (now CEB) needed to redevelop its web platform, adding new infrastructure and increasing access to psychometric assessment products for global customers like Nokia, HSBC and British Airways.  Product suite covered 50 countries, 15,000 clients and 30 languages.

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Sector: Mapping, government

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OS’s £20m flagship Programme to support a raft of innovative new digital products was behind plan and failing.
Brought Digital Programme solution back under control by fixing practical causes. Created new Governance and Programme Board structure with appropriate reporting against roadmap. Restructured delivery model from waterfall to agile; and inspired Programme team with strong leadership. Succeed in recovering flagship programme and handed over to permanent Programme Manager.

Sector: Energy, private sector

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EDF’s acquisition of British Energy resulted in need to consolidate portfolios and PMOs. Engaged to execute consolidation. Reviewed portfolios of both organisations; created consolidated projects list for prioritisation; reviewed project management methods and capabilities; Led introduction of PMO best practices; and coached teams in both organisations. Succeeded in integrating plans, prioritisation processes and capacity planning across merged PMO.

Sector: Finance, private sector

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PNGPIX-COM-Bank-of-America-Logo-PNG-Transparent-1Premium Credit required to select supplier to outsource document solution to integrate with e-commerce solution, Assigned as Project Manager to lead vendor selection and integration. Initiated project; drove creation of RFP and vendor evaluation, selection and due diligence. Integrated processes and secure IT solution with selected supplier and Oracle ecommerce system. Estimated capacity changes to examine potential TUPE. Succeeded in creating a rigorous and transparent supplier selection process, and fully integrating supplier services.


Sector: Health, government

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South East Coast Ambulance Service: Provided continuity, as Transformation Programme Director changed in period of extraordinary pressure. Set up secamb_eolc_logoPMO tracking progress and decisions for Executive Steering Committee and Stakeholders organisation wide (4000 staff), in consultation with Trade Unions. Set up Governance to ensure risks, issues, quality, benefits, costs are escalated and updated as appropriate to the Executive and Trust Board. Coached new Project Managers and Head of PMO along practical approach against targets. Successfully transitioned structure and progress to NHSI improvement Directors.


Sector: Employment, government

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Government decided to close 27 Remploy sheltered factories and support disabled workers. Engaged to close UK Southern Region, requiring sensitivity and diplomacy. Led closure of 5 sheltered factories, terminating all supplier contracts and facilities, reporting to National leadership Programme Board, during assessment of TUPE considerations. Transitioned responsibility for disabled workforce to Job Centre Plus team, supporting teams during redundancy. Succeeded in managing politically sensitive process, coinciding with Paralympics 2012.


Sector: Health, government2000px-NHS-Logo

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Kier-Group-TransparentCreation of Governance and planning for the recovery of business intelligence part of £68M transformation programme for GP’s and CCG’s across Yorkshire and Humberside. Strengthened Customer / Supplier relationship through contractual evaluation against plan. Introduced Commercial and Programme Board to oversee day to day management. Quickly gained an excellent understanding of the programme challenges, before applying robust programme management, agile methodology and documentation, to provide structure and Governance. DR FosterStrengthened Agile scrum methodology, introduced MSP, PRINCE 2 principles, Management of Risk (M_O_R) and retained ISO 270001.


Need my help?

I am currently available for contract work on a short or long-term contract basis.

If you need support contact me directly:

e: bob@bobmenlove.com

t: +44 778 0546 383