Finance Project Manager Finance Project Manager …

M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 10 May 21
M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 10 May 21
Finance Project Manager
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
Finance Project Manager is required to own specific workstreams within the Annuity Commutation project and manage Finance aspects of quotation and transaction workstreams reporting.
This role needs someone who is used to dealing with senior stakeholders, is adaptable and flexible in their approach to their work, is able to work independently, and who can master the systems and processes of M&G plc.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract opportunity and it will begin working remotely and will then have a blended approach working from home and from one of our offices in Stirling, Edinburgh or London.

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Knowledge & Experience
  • Previous experience project managing a Matching Adjustment reapplication to PRA process.
  • Experience of engaging with key stakeholders at Director and Exec level
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of RAID management, reporting and impacts on programme/portfolio (incl. issues resolution support and escalation practices where required)
  • Cost tracking, budgeting and planning
  • Outcomes and benefits delivery management (tracking of both financial and non-financial benefits)
  • Smooth closedown of workstreams, including support for the business acceptance sign-off process

We expect a candidate to also have:
  • Ability to work with key SMEs - Actuarial, Accounting & IT
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders across the organisation in Internal Audit, Risk, Transformation Office, other contributory work streams across multiple programmes
  • Proactive self-starter, happy to take ownership of responsibilities, run meetings and workshops as required
  • Excellent attention to detail and high quality of reporting outputs
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills, able to process and present information in a structured format to meet demanding timescales, and present in a clear unambiguous way
  • MS Project skills and excellent Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Risk management principles and their impacts on projects
  • Effective collaborator / team worker to help ensure PMO artefacts (i.e. plans, financials, resource management, RAID) have reporting traceability / integrity, and being leveraged as intended for the wider benefit of the programme

Essential Experience of:
  • Proven track record of project delivery in a Life and Pensions environment
  • Proven track record of project delivery in customer communication / mailing type project /programme
  • Insurance industry knowledge

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter: Daniel Tongo

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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