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Project Manager - 24-month FTC

I am working with a leading Finance Solutions Company in the UK; they are seeking a Project Manager to join their Business Change Function to support an important IT Transformation project.

About the Role -

You will support the life cycle of projects from discovery through to closure, building strong relations with the key stakeholders and project board members to deliver major projects and drive high performance from the Change Team.

Ensuring smooth delivery of projects across IT applications and Business Change, while managing the expectations and requirements of stakeholders.

Responsibilities -

  • Manage projects ensuring they are running in line with the project lifecycle (Prince 2 based)

  • Maintaining project plans using project management tools; updating and tracking progress against the baseline and manage the timely delivery of the projects.

  • Working across multiple projects at different stages

  • Direct, manage and motivate the project team(s)

  • Keep an awareness of potential inter-dependencies with other projects and their impact, ensuring communication and reports are maintained to a high quality

  • Estimating timelines, measuring risk, and devising mitigation strategies for identified risks.

  • Managing expectations for the delivery of the project and escalating issues on deadlines as early as possible to senior management to enable appropriate corrective action to be taken.

  • Coordination of UAT and test cycles

  • Managing project budgets

  • Manage communication and expectations with stakeholders

  • Conduct post implementation reviews to assess project success.

Skills -

  • Solid track record of delivering IT Business projects (5 years minimum)

  • Good stakeholder management skills, able to lead by example, hold teams, customers and partners to account.

  • Be self-motivated, with a can-do attitude, flexible and pragmatic to achieve the best outcome, can identify effective ways to approach and resolve issues and meet targets and deadlines.

  • Ability to build relationships and work effectively with internal and external suppliers

  • Ability to deal with setbacks and obstacles, using enthusiasm and communication to work within company policy and procedures, ensuring milestones and objectives are achieved.

  • Possess the experience and confidence to share views and to obtain approval for project recommendations.

  • Demonstrate logical thought processes to help understand complex issues and technical concepts quickly to facilitate issue resolution and solution generation.

  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with all levels within the organisation, as well as with external parties (such as software suppliers).

  • Project Management qualification (eg, Agile PM certification, Prince2, APM)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of the Asset Finance Industry desirable but not essential

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