Senior Project Manager

Employer
Michael Page
Location
London
Salary
£70,000 - £90,000
Closing date
7 Aug 2021

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Sector
Consultancy, IT
Job Function
Project Manager, Senior Project Manager

Job Details

This fast growing Tech organisation is continuously winning new clients and expanding their portfolio of projects. The business is highly regarded in their sector and has a reputation for having an excellent working environment which celebrates their people, promotes sharing of ideas and is highly innovative.

Job Description

As the Senior Project Manager based in London you will be responsible for:

  • The management and delivery of new client driven projects following commercial wins (acting as the key external client-facing liaison from the engagement sales process through to the Go-Live transition), and internal crossfunctional projects (process improvements/efficiencies, product developments, business-wide initiatives, etc.)
  • Formation of Deal Teams, Project Teams, running internal & client steering and project meetings
  • Proactively communicate and/or escalate client/project delivery concerns in order to drive issues to resolution, including project prioritisation and resource management, ensuring successful end-to-end project deliveries
  • Monitor closely all projects to give guidance on risks, issues and escalate if required
  • Provide governance and reporting for projects and as needed, across the portfolio, including management of budget and resources
  • Build close working relationships with the Technology, Origination, Product & Structuring teams to ensure common understanding of cross-functional projects, automation opportunities, and efficiency blockers
  • On-going root cause analysis to help the business drive sustainable and strategic solutions to target clients' projects & software delivery solutions

The Successful Applicant

The successful Senior Project Manager will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven client-facing project management skills
  • Good understanding of integration between multiple systems (ERPs, Payment systems, back office, middleware, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly switch between different issues or projects with conflicting priorities - Able to convert requirements, critical path analysis or process challenges into solutions (enhancements, simplification, customisations, process redesigns, etc.), deep-diving into issues whilst keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Experience of managing the delivery of business, and technology projects
  • Experience on a variety of different software and/or financial product delivery projects with a good understanding of the delivery lifecycle including Initiation, Analysis, Development, SIT, UAT through to post-implementation support
  • Experience working for a technology organisation or with technologists

Desirable Skills In addition to the above, the following skills are highly desirable:

  • Project Management Qualifications (e.g. MSP, PMP, Prince2, etc.)
  • Process Improvement/Efficiency Qualifications (e.g. Six Sigma, LEAN, etc.)
  • Previous experience with Software delivery - both Waterfall & Agile methodologies
  • Fluency in languages other than English, a plus (in particular Spanish, French, German)

What's on Offer

Salary - £70,000 - £90,000

Excellent benefits

Central London location

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