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Senior Project Manager (12 Month FTC) (O911032)

Southampton or Isle of Man

IT & Telecomms

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Full time / Contract

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Job description

Overview

Our leading Financial Services Sector Client is continuing a high growth trajectory, coupled with an ambitious transformation programme. They are now seeking a Senior Project Manager to manage, lead and control multiple (large scale) projects across the business (including Projects/Programmes involving the wider Group). Such projects to be managed from project initiation through to completion, in a manner that ensures that the project objectives are realised on time, within the project budget and to agreed quality standards.

Role Profile

  • Define projects including scope, deliverables, roles and responsibilities and ensure they are clear, agreed and communicated to all key stakeholders
  • Plan, structure, track, report on and lead project activity in line with the company's Change Framework to ensure that stakeholders, dependencies, cost, quality and time are managed within agreed parameters
  • Anticipate, monitor, manage and report on progress, risks and issues in line with company Risk Policy and company Change Framework to protect the project deliverables and benefits defined in the Business Case
  • Deliver short term / one-off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager
  • Agrees project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate
  • Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances
  • Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded
  • Design, establish and lead the project team ensuring the appropriate skills and behaviours are in place to enable project delivery in an efficient and cost effective way
  • Plan, prepare, approve, deliver and evaluate communications and key messages to ensure the effective flow of information to project team members and stakeholders
  • Build and maintain internal and external business relationships to ensure the effective and successful delivery of project deliverables as defined in the project scope.
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of the company Change Framework best practice and standards to improve the consistency, efficiency, effectiveness and success of projects
  • Source, select, procure and manage third party suppliers and services in liaison with IT, Legal and Finance departments in accordance with standards, policies and agreements as required by the project.
  • Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects
  • Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects
  • Supports programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings

Person Profile

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Project Manager; or
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the Life Assurance industry, where you have worked in a senior position: e.g. Team Leader, Manager, Technical Specialist, Subject Matter Expert, etc…AND Minimum of 2 years' experience as a Project Manager.
  • Demonstrate a positive motivated attitude
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Display a 'can-do' attitude
  • Ability to achieve tight deadlines
  • Takes responsibility for own work
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Exceptional listener
  • Good team player
  • Able to balance the conflicting needs of others to deliver the best possible outcome
  • Understands the roles of IS within an international financial company
  • Commits to exceeding expectations and needs to internal/external customers, possesses "customer first" mind set
  • Commitment to providing good customer service
  • Ensures that work is accurate and well presented, that customer care is given priority above all else and that in both areas effort is made to exceed the minimum standard required. Shows concern for detail no matter how small. Takes a pride in doing a job well
  • In-depth knowledge of Project Planning
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Project Management skills - Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a cost effective business-related objective Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Is tenacious in approach to deliver the project objectives
  • Ability to meet individual project targets and goals
  • Experience of formal project management methodologies
  • Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer
  • GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above in English and Mathematics OR equivalent experience in career history
  • Project Management qualification, e.g. Prince2 or equivalent

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