Business and financial project management professionals


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Unemployment Rate

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Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.


Entry may be via a degree or postgraduate qualification in project management or a subject relevant to the particular sector or via significant relevant work experience in that sector.

Typical tasks

  • finds out what the client or company wants to achieve;
  • agrees timescales, costs and resources needed;
  • draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project;
  • selects and leads a project team;
  • negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services;
  • ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards;
  • reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.

Common job titles

Manager, contract (cleaning services)
Manager, project (financial services)
Manager, PMO
Manager, fraud
Manager, contracts (security services)
Officer, programme
Director, programme
Manager, change, business
Manager, office, programme
Manager, projects
Coordinator, trials, clinical
Manager, portfolio
Manager, risk
Coordinator, trial, clinical
Head of PMO
Manager, contract
Manager, package, work
Manager, project (local government)
Manager, project (local government: social services)
Manager, delivery, client
Manager, development, investor
Manager, delivery, project
Manager, risk, credit
Coordinator, programme
Manager, project (local government: social services:
Manager, analysis, risk
Manager, office, project
Manager, project (publishing)
Officer, support, research
Officer, knowledge, chief
Manager, assurance, risk
Manager, business, support, project
Manager, contracts (cleaning services)
Coordinator, study, clinical
Manager, support, project
Head of programme management office
Director, project
Manager, programme
Coordinator, project, clinical
Manager, change
Manager, project
Manager, project (university)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.