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Project Manager - Working remotely

Orka Financial
Reading, UK
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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Orka Financial is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join an acquisitive Financial Services business for 3 to 6 months. This role will be fully remote-working.

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for a dynamic Project Manager with strong project management experience particularly in managing stakeholders, risk and planning. The ideal project management candidate will have experience in managing acquisition projects, working with the key stakeholders on both sides of the acquisition, experience within the Banking Sector is a must however experience within the Financial Leasing Sector would be ideal.
  • Take responsibility for driving projects forward throughout all phases of the project lifecycle in order to meet or, where possible, exceed contractual obligations
  • Engage with the project's key stakeholders, ensuring that each stakeholder understands what their contribution needs to be in a timely fashion and communicate how they will deliver their area of responsibility
  • Produce regular project progress reports for internal teams and client stakeholders
  • Lead regular project review sessions, ensuring proactive management of the allocated technical teams within the project team to help communicate upcoming, forecasted or potential risks and issues
  • Maintain and communicate the project Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies and support the communication of status changes with the team and wider stakeholders
  • Manage and maintain project documentation and provide regular project updates to stakeholders
  • Excellent facilitation and meeting management skills

    What we're looking for
  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent with a minimum of five years of project management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of finance, project, programme and change management
  • Minimum of five years stakeholder management
  • Owning the issues / blockers status & resolution, and same for identifying / managing risks facing the team
  • Owning the delivery status report and accuracy of the facts as requested and when required
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up and across the business
  • Experience of Agile delivery methodologies and practical experience of managing teams through the process
  • Sound commercial judgement and overall understanding of the Financial Services Industry, particularly the business impact of the regulatory environment.
  • Strong technical skills
  • Experience in Banking and Leasing Finance Sectors
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