Project Manager - Insurance sector

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Jack Devlin

  • Contact email:

    Jack.Devlin@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH90655_1561989538

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-31

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Project Manager - Insurance

Central London - £63,000 - £75,000 + Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity with one of our clients, a world leader in reinsurance. They stand for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. It operates in all lines of insurance, with more than 42,000 employees throughout the world.

Overview:

As a project manager, you will have the ability to make a significant impact to the organisation by supporting the growth strategy and competitive positioning of the business unit.

You will lead project team members in cross functional IT and Business teams with the goal to deliver IT system related project in time, budget, quaintly and scope. Project types can range from system selection and replacement of legacy systems including data migration, development of bespoke systems or complex upgrades of existing systems.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Project planning, scheduling, resourcing and dependency management following the approved organisation project management methodology based on PMBOK and Agile practices
  • Creation of project cost estimations and definitions in collaboration with stakeholders and team members
  • Liaison with, and management of, suppliers to produce project deliverables
  • Steering and controlling of project costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget
  • Quality assurance / quality control
  • Bespoke software development and system integration: managing the software development cycle in incremental iterations based on Agile software development methodology (Scrum like)
  • Management of escalations within team, with project sponsor and stakeholders
  • Managing 3rd party service suppliers and product vendors as well internal team members in a matrix responsibility
  • Analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution.

Experience required:

  • Strong project delivery background (ideally from a consultancy) with more recent experience within the financial services
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering critical and complex IT system related projects within financial services
  • Proven experience in Agile software development and lifecycle methodologies
  • SCRUM experience and knowledge
  • Microsoft technology and techniques

Desirable:

  • Company/London Market (re)insurance experience with a good knowledge of products and markets
  • Qualifications and experience of one or more industry recognised best practise project management delivery methodologies i.e. PMP, PRINCE 2-certified, Agile methodologies
  • Proven experience in Agile software development and lifecycle methodologies
  • CII qualifications

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply please send through an updated copy of your CV and contact number through to Jack Devlin at Experis by following the link provided.