6 month contract
*Project manager for key and high-profile Corporate Action solution development.
*Key focus must be on project delivery, communication, status reporting, risk management, and escalation of issues that cannot be resolved by the project team. In general, making sure their projects are delivered within budget, on schedule and to agreed quality, through the use of best project management practices.
*Travel between our offices in London and Beckenham will be required occasionally.
*Management and delivery of technical and project using agreed project management methods, ensuring they are fully completed in line with business requirements and quality expectations, on time, within budget and achieve the client\business benefits agreed.
*Management of projects/initiatives with matrix management responsibilities within an overall large programme structure.
*Produce and maintain project business case, resource, budget and quality plans, track risks, issues and actions to ensure project objectives are met.
*Manage risks, issues and dependencies effectively and play a pro-active part in problem resolution.
*Effective management and reporting of all project stages to provide structure and control throughout project life cycle including management of entry / exit criteria for each stage.
*Provide strong leadership to project team to ensure work is progressed to meet agreed requirements and quality criteria in line with project plan.
*Communicate project progress, risks and issues to senior stakeholders.
*Ensure requirements are managed effectively and scope controlled throughout project life cycle.
*When required work closely with internal & external development teams to deliver software solutions.
*Employ implementation and release management to ensure smooth transition to live operation and handover to business and IT operational teams.
*Provide support to end users so that the success of a project can be effectively measured after its implementation into live operation and track the project objectives and benefits are being realised.
*Manage relationships and ensure effective communication between project participants and maintain good working relationships with client and all delivery teams and project stakeholders including internal delivery teams, external suppliers, test teams, and operational teams.
Required capabilities that are particularly important for this role:
*Proven full project life cycle experience.
*Experience of Corporate Actions and\or share registration is desirable but not essential.
*Experience in managing complex technical deliveries and systems development project.
*Experience in successful user\client engagement, shaping and implementing reediness activities.
*Experience of managing external suppliers
*Minimum of 5 years in a project management role.
*Ability to build strong internal\external client relationships
*Experience of a formal project management methodology for example Prince 2/APMP.
*Good understanding of project management principles - planning, tracking, risk management, issue management reporting, using Microsoft Project.
*Delivery of business & IT related projects.
*Working to tight deadlines.
*Leadership and motivation of multi-discipline project teams.
*Able to delegate effectively and negotiate time scales with shared delivery teams.
*Strong analytical and problem solving capability.
*Logical and methodical approach to delivery of solutions.
*Good knowledge of MS Project