My client a leading financial institution is currently looking for a Programme Manager/Senior Project Manager (Business and Technology Change - Infrastructure)
The Programme Manager is a leadership role responsible for the effective delivery of value from and flow of work through a Value Stream's delivery teams.
The ideal candidate will have significant experience (at least 10 years) of project/ programme management in an agile, multi-disciplined and commercial environment, in roles across Business and IT. The Programme/ Project Manager will need to have significant experience (at least 10 years) of delivering technology infrastructure, ideally within the Financial Services sector.
As a vital member of the Value Stream leadership team, the Programme Manager will enable and drive the delivery of real business value by the Value Stream. To do this will include facilitation, direction and support of the Value Stream teams in both Business and Technology change, stakeholder engagement and the drive for continuous improvement.
Significant experience (at least 10 years) of project/ programme management in an agile, multi-disciplined and commercial environment, in roles across Business and IT.
Including responsibility for end-to-end delivery of £1m+ initiatives.
Experience of applying various delivery methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban as appropriate.
Significant experience (at least 10 years) of delivering technology infrastructure, ideally within the Financial Services sector.
Experience of managing multiple initiatives (3 or more) simultaneously.
Experience of delivery on premise and Cloud infrastructure.
Migration of Windows, SQL and Win Server Operating systems, ideally to versions up to 2019 but another version is acceptable.
Infrastructure and Network migration (ideally to Cloud) initiatives.
Strong stakeholder, negotiation and conflict management skills.
Broad knowledge and experience of different delivery methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile (inc. Scrum & Kanban)
Broad experience ideally in the Financial Services sector and ability to apply this experience to the needs of the business.
Good relationship management skills (to Director Level).
Good delivery management experience in multi-functional projects.
Good awareness of the control environment within a financial services organisation.
Good awareness and understanding of Conduct Risk.
Good experience of managing external suppliers.
Proven track record in the continued optimisation of the project release schedule to support the frequent delivery of high-quality releases. Understand the value of agile artefacts and metrics (backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition).
Demonstrate empathy, common sense and pragmatism. Relate to both business and technology teams.