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Senior Technical Project Manager (O911478)

Douglas, Isle of Man


Salary DOE plus benefits

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Our leading Financial Services Sector Client is continuing a high growth trajectory, coupled with an ambitious transformation programme. They are now seeking a Senior Technical 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
  • Act as a key co-ordinator between project stakeholder business areas and those areas undertaking project activities and developments
  • To effect the successful integration of business change into operational business areas
  • To be the project management "expert" in the team and provide mentoring and guidance to other team members and promotion of effective change management across the business

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…ANDMinimum 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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