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Expert Project Manager

Employer
Finastra
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Your deliverables as a Business Project Manager will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Produce and maintain a project and quality plan and conduct the project accordingly. Developing full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Establish effective and appropriate project governance for the project
  • Manage the project staff and other resources assigned to the project.
  • Report effectively on project progress, problems encountered and their solutions by means of a project status report and also ad-hoc reports as appropriate.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Ensure proper financial management of the project including tracking planned hour variances and Estimate at Completion (EAC).
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Control project financials thru an effective change control process and efficient resources management
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, working with the client and internal project teams.
  • Ensure proper risk management by documenting all risks and ensuring effective mitigation strategy. Devise contingency plans as necessary.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Develop or enhance best practices and tools for project execution and management


Required Experience:

  • 5+ years of direct (recent) experience in a similar role in an insurance, financial services or cloud core banking institutions with Fixed Price / Scope implementation/ SaaS on boarding
  • Digital retail banking experience
  • Mandatory knowledge on JIRA, Salesforce and the Microsoft suite (Excel, Power Point)
  • Core banking focus on Business Process & Operation industry knowledge preferred especially focused on SaaS onboarding.
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Experience in implementation and support of complex enterprise software systems
  • Thorough understanding of project management methodologies and tools available
  • Customer driven and have the ability to work within a team environment
  • Strong organization and presentation skills
  • English (fluent written and oral) and ability to work in an international environment.
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