Senior Project Manager - Risk

Computer People
65000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual + Bonus + Benefits
08 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Job title: Project Manager - Risk

Corporate Title - Vice President

GBP65,000 - GBP80,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Location: Birmingham

You will be responsible for the delivery of support changes & defect fixes across a portfolio of wider credit risk applications. You will support any audit/regulatory interim IT fixes and lead and manage a larger support team. You will provide required leadership to ensure support IT solutions are delivered across a yearly based release calendar. You will liaise with key stakeholders in the UK, Germany and US, and development groups in Asia and Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for ensuring support team delivers post release support IT changes solution/Support Level 3 (SL3) ticket fixes across wider portfolio of Credit Risk applications
  • Coordinate with production team and change/application teams to ensure the right solutions are delivered for prioritized post release tickets/change demands
  • Champion and drive any improvements/enhancements required in the support process in consultation with production services and change management teams
  • Balance the resource capacity across the portfolio and ensure resources are fungible to achieve required delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring project status and costs are kept up-to-date in the project management tool with key risks/issue/dependencies captured
  • Lead and manage the support team by being a point of contact for application teams and for respective business stakeholders
  • Ensuring the delivery is in accordance with the functional and quality requirements of the client and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and drive the required delivery governance ensuring the right participants for decision making and direction
  • Actively supports the function strategy, plans and values, contributing to the achievement of a high performance culture. Personally contributes in an environment where people development is the number one priority
  • Takes ownership for own career management, seeking opportunities for continuous development of personal capability and improved performance contribution

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university ideally with an IT-related concentration (or equivalent diploma or work experience)
  • Participation and/or completion in Project Management certification programs (PRINCE2 & PMI)
  • Extensive experience in Project Management, preferably within a Financial Services environment
  • Knowledge of Project Management industry best practices ( Waterfall & Agile) and tools
  • Excellent communication skills and strong stakeholder management skills up to senior level
  • Experience of post release support process
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of vendor management
  • Experience of Quality Management techniques
  • Structured in approach and well organized
  • Good analytical and problem solving experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of business analysis methods and tools
  • Ability to identify and interpret stakeholders needs and requirements
  • Ability to work in virtual teams and Matrix organizations
  • Ability to commit and prioritize work duties and tasks
  • Ability to share information, transfer knowledge and expertise to team members
  • Ability to contribute to process improvement initiatives

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