Project Manager, Prince, Payments, Financial Services

People Source Consulting
London (Greater)
08 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client a leading Payments Solutions provider are seeking to recruit a Senior Project Manager with a strong payments or financial services background and you will bring the below skill set:

Key Responsibilities

To undertake all aspects of project management for the delivery and execution of projects and to deliver the objectives within scope, time, cost and quality constraints.
Key duties will include (but are not limited to):
 Preparing, scoping information, project definition and project plans for both client implementation projects and internal projects
 Matrix managing all project resources, ensuring all project resources are aware of the detailed of tasks assigned to them including start, end dates, effort, budget, responsibilities and any relevant issues. This is a matrix management function, therefore resources are spread across different teams in Earthport and are not reporting into the project manager
 Ensure all project resources understand and follow the Earthport project management processes
 Prepare and conduct project meetings with the client and the project teams both at the project level and within the governance framework for each project
 Plan, monitor, control and report on key aspects of project such as scope, budget, resource consumption, duration and client satisfaction, including lessons learnt.

This includes regular project status reports outlining project progress for both the client and management
 Maintain detailed and up-to-date project plans for projects
 Assesses risks to projects and work to mitigate these risks
 Actively manage, track and drive issue resolution
 Manage changes that are requested or required in the project
 Ensure the quality of project management processes and framework
 Ensure billing information is available on a monthly basis for Finance Department


 A graduate degree or equivalent an advantage.

Key Skills:

 Solid grounding and proven expertise in the project management discipline
 Knowledge of structured project management methodologies and project management tools used to plan and monitor project progress (Prince2, MSP or PMP or equivalent advantageous).
 Knowledge in Integrated project planning, i.e. Project planning with critical path analysis, dependency mapping & resource (workload) balancing etc.
 High-levels of proficiency in MS Project and Excel is essential
 High level of skill with managing people in matrix organisation, relationships, processes, work and budgets during the project life-cycle
 Excellent planning, problem solving, organisation, analytical and issue resolution skills.
 Ability to work under pressure, both in terms of deliverable deadlines, but also in terms of communication with managers and resources under difficult situations and deadlines with their clients and projects.
 Technical background, knowledge and experience with software development technologies and experience of working in an Agile environment advantageous but not essential
 Excellent leadership, interpersonal communication and teamwork skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, vendors, senior managers and all staff/ functional areas using collaborative approach
 Calm, professional and assertive.
 Excellent written and verbal skills with emphasis on negotiating, influencing, facilitating and presentation skills  Ability to interact at senior level confidently  Strong customer centric attitude coupled with a robust business acumen  Strong experience in working with overseas partner/clients.
Self-Management:  Independent and hands-on worker who takes ownership and is capable of operating with minimal supervision and uses initiative in a constructive and positive way
 Commercial focus in regard to client and Internal needs

Work Experience

 A track record of project delivery and successful project implementations leading and working with cross-functional project teams is essential
 Experience in managing complex IT and Business related projects overseas is advantageous
 Demonstrable experience in the financial services experience preferable but not mandatory.
 Experience of dealing with complex projects and involving a large number of stakeholders.

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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