Project Manager - Retail Banking - 3 months

London, Greater London, England
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Project Manager - Retail Banking - 3 months
Project Manager - Retail Banking - 3 months

The location of the role is London (hybrid remote working - 2 days per week in London, 1 day per fortnight in Chester, the remaining days remote).

The pay rate on offer is £400 - £450.

The client is a large, multinational high-street retailer.

Job purpose

  • Accountable for some of the client's Bank Transformation project tasks that require coordination within the business and subsequent implementation

Key accountabilities and measures

  • Tracking of progress and performance against plan of the business' Bank Transformation activities within the wider company
  • Driving project delivery proactively, balancing planning, scope, schedule, budget, communications and risks
  • Establishing effective project controls and procedures and quality assurance processes
  • Reporting progress, issues, dependencies and risks to Transformation programme leadership and Steering Committees (as appropriate) and making recommendations to influence decision making, in order to maintain progress towards project delivery
  • Owning the Business readiness plans for product delivery
  • Providing management to maintain a focus on how the project aligns to the wider Bank Transformation Programme
  • Ensure projects are managed in line with appropriate project methodology / frameworks to realise value and meet audit requirements
  • To provide clarity with respect to roles / accountabilities and decision owners
  • To own and manage all project documentation including project plans / status reports / financial trackers etc in order manage project successfully and deliver business benefits
  • To identify and manage interdependencies between projects and highlight opportunities or risks
  • Coordinate internal and external resources (SME's, Stakeholders, suppliers, and partners) to ensure the project is successful
  • Develop project scope and objectives, involving all stakeholders through a comprehensive communication strategy (RACI)
  • Build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders both within and outside of the project structure

Key skills

  • Retail banking industry experience preferred - work on consumer products/programmes ideal
  • Positive and Self-motivated mind set who is a self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Multi-site project management (including ability to travel to Chester)
  • Highly organised with strong planning and project management skills
  • Advanced stakeholder engagement & influencing skills
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
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