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Project Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 16/04/2018
  • Job reference: J384877A

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Job Role: Project Manager

Location: Northampton

Contract Length: 3 months + extensions

Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

Plan Change: Establish and anchor the change project to facilitate transition to the target state and decrease a project's deployment risks. Includes defining the target state, identifying change structure roles and responsibilities, assessing and classifying impacts of the change on stakeholders and stakeholder groups, defining the appropriate change initiatives to manage the impacts of the change and developing and updating the Change Plan. The development of the plan will require the ability to challenge and question stakeholders across many areas of the business, analyse the inputs and build a detailed and complex plan understanding which elements need to be developed in parallel, which are dependent on others and which elements carry the greatest risk. If the plan fails to incorporate all scope the project will fail to deliver

Manage Change: Manage activities in a change project. Includes engaging stakeholders, from both the business and Technology in the change effort and ensuring they are ready to adopt the coming changes, measuring and reporting change progress and influencing stakeholders for whom the project may not be their main priority, to complete their activities so as not to delay the delivery of the project, assessing business readiness and supporting change adoption. Plan and support labour relations and/or employee relations discussions, as necessary. Chair regular progress reviews of the project and report progress. Communicate the change to relevant stakeholders within the company at all levels of seniority, some of whom may not be impacted in a positive way. This will require an advanced level of communication skill and the ability to negotiate and influence to get the right outcome for the business area sponsoring the change. The role holder will be responsible for quality on the project, with the responsibility of ensuring that the project has the relevant documentation to evidence satisfactory control at the Control Forums that need to be presented to in order to gain agreement to proceed to the next phase of the project. Failure to present the evidence to the required level will result in a time and cost delay to the project, if for example development resource is waiting to start and the project cannot progress to Build.

Build Executive Leadership and Commitment: Identify behaviours needed to enable the change and coach and prepare individual leaders to lead the change and facilitate alignment of project objectives among the leaders.

Project Management: Project manage all aspects of a change project, including project planning, estimating, budgeting, resource allocation, financial management and time management for project up to an SI value of £5-10m or a portfolio of smaller change initiatives up to £5-10m SI or a project with increased complexity. This will involve managing the relationship with our external suppliers of business and technology resource on the project, in order to establish the best possible outcome for the company and will involve the responsibility of preparing and managing a budget up to these limits

Person Specification

  • Effectively provide change management and project management expertise to change projects to which the Project Manager is assigned.
  • Possess expertise in change management methods and tools, in particular the Change Management method and toolkit.
  • Understand and be able to use the Change Management/Project Management method and toolkit.
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and value-add of the companies Change Management.
  • Influencing / networking - developing internal and external business relationships and using own knowledge, skills and experience to influence others opinions and actions.
  • Professional communications - making oneself understood, sharing information, listening to and encouraging others to get involved.
  • Analysis, creativity and innovation - able to conceive original and practical solutions to complex and business critical problems.
  • Understand at a high level the interface between complex business needs and the complex legal and regulatory environment in which the business operates.
  • Ability to juggle priorities, multi-task and flawlessly execute at speed.
  • Sound commercial judgment and overall understanding of the Financial Services Industry, particularly the business impact of the regulatory environment.
  • Understand and comply with the requirements of Strategic Change Execution Board Standard, Group Change Governance framework and Group mandated Business Change methods, standards and tools

Control (including Governance & Risk):

  • Adhere to Policies & Standards appropriate to the outlined in the Code of Conduct and mandatory training. Will also be required to ensure that all risks identified are managed as per Risk Framework procedures, ensure risk events (incidents) and control failures are investigated, reported, fixed and/or escalated to prevent reoccurrence. In instances where role holder is an owner of a key control, they will be required to provide supporting records to demonstrate regular review and maintenance.
  • In addition, will be responsible to ensure all personal mandatory training is completed within timelines and any key controls
  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, companies Operational Risk Framework and internal Policies and Standards.

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