Our client a Global investment bank are looking for a Project Manager based in their London office. The successful PM is not expected to be a technical expert, but they will be expected to have a broad understanding of enterprise infrastructure, complemented by a solid track record of delivery.
The successful PM will be responsible for project delivery utilising PM best practise (Agile and Waterfall) learnt throughout your successful career to date, combined with the in house Solutions Delivery Framework methodology for the full lifecycle of the project from inception to closure and review.
You will need to:
* Support the strategic GCTO 2020 Transformation Programme to enable Service Lines to transition delivery of their capability from product to service based consumption. To that end, successfully deliver all agreed Service Delivery project milestones as baselined by the SCO Programme quarter by quarter through 2019.
* Provide PM best practice to lead a team of Service Now Developers and ITS? Testers to build and verify SCO programme aligned Services & Capability requirements
*Work in partnership with the Service Capability Transformation Project
*Ensure transparency by providing timely and clear project status across various sub-streams
*Manage the SCO Service Delivery Project "agile" JIRA backlog to drive technical design, build and testing milestones
*Deliver engineered solutions to Service Capability Transformation Project who will lead collaboration with the Service & Capability owners to successfully validate functionality
In this role, you would be working within the structure of a formal Programme of works. As PM, you would be directly responsible for the "agile" JIRA backlog and deliver the technical design, build and testing milestones.
This is a senior role reporting into the UK GCTO Change Manager, from a line management perspective and reporting into the Programme Manager for SCO (US based) day to day.
This will be a rewarding role, based in London and for the successful candidate it will provide a platform to demonstrate your excellent PM skills, and be part of a successful PPO delivery team.
GCTO Change is a global group. The department provides Programme/Project Management and Business Analysis services to GCTO.
The team is truly global in nature and meets on a regular basis to review delivery execution as part of its formal governance and control. All parts of the teams interact well and are comfortable in doing so. There is significant trust within the PM teams, they collaborate well and are deemed to be performing.
The team works typically on a hub and spoke model to a degree. Most services are provided centrally but Program and Project resources may be embedded within N3 organizations to maximize delivery impact. This should not result in duplication but ideally complements delivery within wider N3 tower organizations. Therefore, good relationships need to be built and maintained with the Delivery Manager (DM) function in each tower organization.
Challenges Contractor will be facing in this role:
The GCTO organization is going through a period of change and looking to implement Services based Operating Model. There may be some impact to departments during Programme/Project lifecycles.
If allocated to the Service Delivery project - Executing across all levels of the bank, and implementing a technically challenging and complex schedule of works across and organization will be a challenge to the most experienced of Project Managers especially as the GCTO is changing its operate model and looking to implement full Service Management in parallel.
Essentials Skills and Qualifications:
*Experienced (10-15 years) / Qualified Project Manager
*Proven track record of project delivery
*Experience of managing Agile development
*Excellent Communicator (English) Written and oral
*Excellent Stakeholder Manager and comfortable engaging at all levels
*Delivery focused and comfortable with change
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
*Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
*Programme and Project Management Certified with at least 10-15 years' experience
*Experience of leading teams and driving change
*Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels up to MD
*Able to work in a department that is going to go through significant change, as they look to implement a new Target Operate Model (TOM), significant change in management, leadership and functionality is expected and candidate needs to be comfortable operating in a changing environment
*General enterprise infrastructure knowledge
*Investment Banking experience advantageous
*Ability to get on with people, team player and team builder
*Self-starter but wise enough to ask when necessary
*Global operator with the flexibility to accommodate multi time zone delivery
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