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Senior Project Manager

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Brighton, East Sussex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 31/10/2018
  • Job reference: J453827

My Client a large global brand is looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager on a initial 6 month contract.

The individual should be high-performing, exceptionally motivated and have superior project, relationship management and communication skills in order to gain trust and credibility with our internal and external business partners.

There are 2 key projects this individual will lead:

  1. to create an overall global PMO tool to ensure project methodology is being followed and to create and report key metrics and insights
  2. to map regional project methodologies and to create a global standard

Strong experience with process and project management and experience of Salesforce is extremely useful.

  • Leads the exceptional project delivery of high profile business critical initiatives across cross functional teams;
  • Shapes the team strategy, develops team awareness and drives the implementation of a varied portfolio of projects.
  • Chairs kick off, Gate and Steering Committee meetings, as well as running regular day-to-day project calls;
  • Pulls together critical path, detailed project plans and project scoping documents;
  • Defines and delivers innovative solutions to support business growth or process improvement;
  • Communicates status at levels fitted appropriately to the customer
  • Plans and manages live production testing
  • Adheres to defined project methodology
  • Manages the transition of projects to a business as usual environment by means of detailed project handovers
  • Builds a broad understanding of the payments systems industry players including competitor activity.

Relationship Management:

  • Builds new and leverage existing relationships with external and internal partners across multiple levels of the organisation
  • Develops a network of working relationships with a broad range of key departments throughout the organisation (Business Development, Technologies, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Compliance, GCO)
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, face to face).

Bespoke Consultancy:

Gathers expertise particularly in operational areas required to offer bespoke project management or project management consultancy to Partners with specific relevance to Partner platform migrations, new partner setups and organisational redesign.

Qualifications

Required skills:

  • Excellent core project management skills; formal qualifications a bonus
  • Excellent relationship management used to influence without authority both internally and externally, across multiple international territories with different cultural consideration
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications to represent the brand and gain credibility
  • Highly self-motivated and result driven with the ability to work without supervision in a matrix management organization and demonstrate teamwork as required
  • Ability to work flexibly in an ever changing environment - demonstrating adaptability
  • Track-record of success in delivering multiple complex work-streams in a client-facing commercial environment - managing multiple priorities
  • The Company, following industry trends, is particularly focused in the development and implementation of new products and network capabilities in the areas of mobile payments, and digital products. Any proven experience in this field will represent an advantage
  • Second languages are a distinct advantage
  • Flexibility to travel - Although not excessive the job will require a certain amount of travel, normally planned and agreed with reasonable notice, to visit Partners and Prospect customers