Experienced Project Manager required to join an International Life Assurance Organisation on an initial contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Program Manager and other members of the change team in delivering key projects in line with strict deadlines.
To lead a Change project for a specific market/business area/company, working closely in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure delivery in line with agreed milestones, priorities and to set quality standards and to budget.
Understand and clearly document the business objectives and critical success factors for the project.
Define the project organisation structure and resourcing model and plan the project and approach, with consideration for the dependencies and constraints and in line with the agreed CGP governance process, reporting and planning standards.
Build strong relationships with all stakeholders, through communication and engagement to become a trusted partner; resolving issues, searching for solutions and understanding opportunities to ensure delivery.
Collaborate with SD & IT teams, third parties, business SME's to ensure they work effectively, utilizing knowledge, skills, resource and experience that are available.
Ensure the project and workstream plans are produced, actively maintained and actively reviewed and contain the appropriate detail.
Manage the project from inception to delivery, with responsibility for day-to-day delivery on time, on budget and to schedule through effective leadership, direction, consultation and facilitation.
Acute awareness and management of project risks and issues ensuring that they are impact-assessed mitigated and escalated where appropriate.
Manage project reviews and checkpoints to the agreed standards.
Provide leadership and direction to the underlying workstreams.
Develop and coach the Strategy and Change resources assigned to the project
Proactively seek opportunities to share knowledge and experience and enhance the capabilities within Change delivery and wider SD & IT teams.
Skills & Experience:
Proven track record of delivery of large scale projects.
Experience of managing 'Virtual' teams across function, a cross business, and geographies.
Experience of delivery using 3rd Parties(both delivering with and management)
Strong knowledge of IT Delivery lifecycle and software methodologies.
Experience of working in a Financial Services environment.
Prince II qualified (or equivalent).
Hours & Benefits:
Excellent rates of pay- market competitive, structured working pattern, car parking on site.