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Delivery lead / Implantation Manager

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30 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Delivery lead / Implantation Manager Duration - 6 monthsLocation - Manchester / remote Summary My high-profile banking client is looking for a delivery lead / Implantation Manger to join their team based in their Manchester office on a hybrid Basis (1-2 days a Month on site) on an initial 6-month contract with chance of extensions.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:* Identify and agree the project deliverables and critical success factors to provide a basis for effective planning and management of projects.* Work closely with Project Sponsors, Heads of IT & Change and Principle/Senior Delivery Lead to fully identify and articulate change requirements and desired business benefits and to translate these into agreed clear and tangible outcomes.* Ensure maximum efficiency and value for money through robust cost challenge and cost management (budgets, estimates, forecasting, and resource utilisation). Review and challenge project & 3rd party cost models to ensure budgets are fit for purpose for successful delivery.* Management of the relationship with technology and other 3rd party suppliers, to deliver change to maximise value for money.* Ensure impacts to IT run costs are captured, tracked and accepted by the IT support function* Ensure business readiness for implementation/handover to maximise the business' subsequent realisation of all targeted business benefits.* Development and maintenance of project plans, whilst ensuring that specific deadlines and milestones are agreed and communicated to all parties involved. * RAIDDA management to ensure projects are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality, escalating risks and issues which threaten delivery to plan. Play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues.* Manage projects in accordance with relevant methodologies, governance and control, and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk and realise business benefits. * Build, develop and maintain key relationships with stakeholders to facilitate the effective management of projects to meet stakeholder requirements, and play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:* 3-5 years of relevant project management experience required.* Experience of both waterfall methodologies and agile methodologies* Experience of managing project budgets of £1m - £2m (multiple small/medium projects or 1 large project).* Experience of managing technical 3rd party suppliers, track record of delivering a number of small-medium sized technical projects or projects with a significant technical deliverable.* Banking/financial services experience desirable, but not mandatory.* Experience of working in a large, complex and dynamic environment, ideally regulated* Good knowledge of project management frameworks and governance approaches in a relevant environment. * Strong level of planning and organising skills with a medium-term planning view, proficient in use of Microsoft Project to plan and organise projects.* Proven understanding Risk and Issue Management.* Good financial/cost management capability, including managing budgets, challenging costs & interpreting data. * Good understanding of the financial services industry, political environment, regulatory and industry legislative issues.* Communicates effectively at senior levels, in a style appropriate to audience.* Skilled communicator with technology suppliers, sub-contractors, stakeholders and the rest of the organisation.If you have not received a response within 48 hours of applying, please assume you have not been shortlisted this time
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