Programme Director - Wealth / Financial Platforms - MBA/MSc

  • GBP120000 - GBP140000 per annum + Bonus, Corporate Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Streamline
  • 11 Jan 17

Programme Director - Wealth / Financial Platforms - MBA/MSc

Programme Director - Wealth / Financial Platforms - MBA/MSc (essential)

My Client are a global financial technology company providing wealth management platforms for some of the world's leading financial institutions. They are currently seeking a well established Programme Director to be for the end to end management of projects to contracted time, quality, and budget requirements. This will involve leadership of a distributed project team in multiple locations, and the proactive identification, management and resolution of risks and issues throughout the full project lifecycle. This is a client facing role and requires the ability to build strong relationships with customers, often at a senior level.


*Manage the delivery of the project through the full project lifecycle, from initiation through to implementation.
*Ensure the project delivers in-line with regulations.
*Develop and maintain an end to end project plan that delivers the agreed scope of the project to time, budget and quality criteria.
*Take ownership for the overall estimating process for the project, and working collaboratively with the Lead Business Analyst, the Build Manager, and the Test Manager, estimate the work effort required to deliver the project scope within the agreed timescales and budgets.
*Provide timely, precise, accurate and comprehensive project MI and reporting to the PMO, Head of Delivery and Account Director as required
*Identify and manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies through the full project lifecycle. Ensure mitigation plans are in place for all risks and issues, and take ownership for ensuring these mitigation plans are executed, or escalate to the Account Director or Head of Delivery as is appropriate.
*Ensure project changes are managed in line with regulations, and all commercial changes to the project are agreed with the Account Director.
*Ensure all 3rd party suppliers are engaged appropriately and contracts are in place.
*Ensure all operational readiness activities are undertaken, and that appropriate training and handover takes place ahead of implementation.
*Ensure the project conducts a post implementation review and that lessons learned are captured and shared with the rest of the PM community

Team Leadership
*Lead, manage and motivate a virtual team in multiple geographic locations, communicating project progress, and ensuring all team members take accountability for delivery.
*Provide coaching, advice and support performance management with line manager's where necessary.
*Ensure a culture of continuous improvement on the project, support process improvement initiatives, and identify new process improvements.

Essential Experience for the successful Programme Director:

*Degree qualified First Class, Masters, MBA or equivalent
*PMP, PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualification preferred.
*Extensive experience in leading the delivery of business critical IT projects/Software implementations preferably within financial services or FinTech
*Strong leadership skills.
*Self-starter, able to work independently.
*Good communication skills and capable of working with customers and internal staff.
*Experience of managing stakeholders to executive levels.

Programme Director - Wealth / Financial Platforms - MBA/MSc (essential)

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