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    Business Change Project Manager (FTC)

  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Other
  • Location: Bootle, Merseyside
  • Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
  • Date posted: 27/06/2017
  • Job reference: CMS028636'2002_1498573614

Our client is a worldwide financial institution. They have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join their Chief Information & Change Office. This team is responsible for managing end-to-end company change and administration of structural systems across a broad and varied subject The Project team has staff based in various UK locations. They manage change across all the company business units, from small marketing initiatives up to major integration projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and delivery of multiple and complex projects linking in with colleagues, and the various business and support areas as necessary. This will include supporting the business to ensure benefits are delivered and projects appropriately handed over.

Role Overview:

The role is a Project Management role, delivering through local impacted Business Managers and technical specialists, significant stakeholder management, support and coaching is required. Projects will be managed for the full end-to-end lifecycle and will be subject to challenging timescales.

The individual must show clear leadership capabilities whilst at the same time able to work as a team player. They must take ownership of deliverables and apply rigorously the internal methodologies whilst also being adaptive to circumstances.

The Role, Key Responsibilities and Relationships:

Managing Projects/Initiatives

Full lifecycle end to end project management and delivery of multiple large and / or complex projects including:

Scoping, definition, benefits analysis and prioritisation.

Project Planning and resource impact analysis

Risk and Issue management and resolution

Communications / training

Roll out planning and execution

Benefit analysis and post implementation lessons

The role will involve working with multiple and senior stakeholders onshore and offshore -including third party companies - up to director level

Supporting the Business Operation

Develops appropriate solutions working in partnership with the UK Operations areas, shared support areas and the Bank (including IT functions)

Ensures that all solutions complement and enhance current business practices, targets and culture.

Ensures all third party engagement is agreed & executed via appropriate Relationship teams

Continuous Business Improvement

Undertakes analysis to support all identified opportunities.

Delivers investment appraisal.

Develops innovative solutions to facilitate achievement of the mission and objectives and meet business needs.

Produces high level reports in support of recommended initiatives.

Effectively presents and discusses cases with Senior Management.

Develops and manages effective processes for monitoring implementation.

Relationship Management

Establish and maintain relations with key stakeholders across the business.

Maintains and extends a comprehensive range of key internal and external contacts, to provide input to the full range of business initiatives.

Actively promotes close and harmonious relationships with all members of the team.

People Management

Indirect management of internal colleagues through leading projects, ensuring team members are contributing effectively.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Required

Knowledge of financial services processes

Project Management experience supported by business experience in a specialist or managerial role.

Qualified to degree level preferably. Additional professional change and project management qualifications e.g. 6 Sigma, APM etc would be an advantage.

Requirement for conceptual thinking and working from first principles, rather than using a standard prescribed formula.

Ability to develop solutions to complex operational and processing problems, which involves discussions with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and drawing upon appropriate specialist expertise where appropriate.

Ability to develop and implement project plans, managing customer relationships and coordinating cross-functional project teams.

Ability to prepare reports and deliver presentations to customers and senior management regarding project status, results and recommendations

Ability to assess and understand the business issues and drivers which impact the project and its delivery - getting hands dirty when required to ensure everything works correctly

Experience of third party contractual relationships would be welcome

The successful candidate will also need to display the following qualities:

Self-reliant and able to work both independently and as part of a larger team

Able to produce high quality deliverables within tight and immovable deadlines

Excellent communication skills

Ability to structure and analyse issues and suggest solutions to line management

Good prioritisation skills

People management skills

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