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Technical Project Manager - card payments

  • Salary: £350 - £380 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 16/04/2018
  • Job reference: J384883A

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Role: Technical Project Manager

Start date: ASAP

Contract duration: 3 months + extensions

Location: Northampton

Role description

  • Establish and anchor a project to facilitate transition to the target state and decrease a project's deployment risks
  • 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
  • Project planning, estimating, budgeting, resource allocation, monitoring, controlling, benefits realisation, closing and lessons learned
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plan and support labour relations and/or employee relations discussions, as necessary. Chair regular progress reviews of the project and report progress

Essential Skills

  • Experience as Project Manager working in a technology environment
  • Knowledge of the card payments industry and overall understanding of the Financial Services Industry
  • Demonstrable experience of defining and leading projects for creation of new products and features to successful closure
  • Able to conceive original and practical solutions to complex problems

Desirable Skills

  • Able to show resilience in an environment which is continuously changing due to the transformation of technology
  • Knowledge of Agile methods (Kanban/Scrum) and tools (Jira, etc...).
  • PM or Agile certification
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies

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