Programme Manager

  • Excellent + Benefits
  • Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Barclays UK
  • 09 Feb 18 2018-02-09

As understanding of the CMA and PSD2 regulations and Open Banking grows and our internal API development capability matures, we need a systematic and well-structured response to the opportunities and threats that will ensue. The role of the Programme Manager will to be to deliver and drive relevant parts of the overall Open Banking Programme that meets the intentions of the Barclays UK from a medium to long term strategic perspective.

About CIO Open Banking

Open Banking forms part of the overall Barclays UK Technology business and describes a world where, with customers' consent, banking data can freely flow between organisations to create new/enhanced products, services and experiences. It is facilitated by key legislation, enabling banks, Fintechs and other third Parties to transform their relationships with customers and derive new commercial opportunities.

Overall purpose of role

As understanding of the CMA and PSD2 regulations and Open Banking grows and our internal API development capability matures, we need a systematic and well-structured response to the opportunities and threats that will ensue. The role of the Programme Manager will to be to deliver and drive relevant parts of the overall Open Banking Programme that meets the intentions of the Barclays UK from a medium to long term strategic perspective.

Your Role

  • Responsible for the overall leadership and delivery of large projects / programmes within the Open Banking portfolio requiring significant effort in business and technology processes and systems resulting in transformational change. Whilst ensuring a consistent high standard of integrated change across the bank.
  • Provide challenging opportunities to develop skills in transformational change across business and technology domains
  • Work with Agile and Waterfall methodologies to further accelerate transformation
  • Be accountable to the Programme Director for quality and control of all services provided to them. In so doing identify and manage all relevant Principal and Key Risk types within with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Manage supply chain and stakeholders via standard communications
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to deliver on agile roadmap on time with quality and consistency with greater emphasis on automation.
  • Overall accountability and end-to-end delivery management for a set of related initiatives as defined by our business and portfolio framework.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Maintaining good working relationships with internal key stakeholders, COS, development teams, Solution Architecture teams across multiple Business Units
  • Being a role model for BUK staff through strong leadership, clarity of vision and effective decision-making

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand our customers, internal and external, their feedback and needs.
  • Agile Created - to build fast and react to changing needs instantly. Lean Enabled - to ensure our underlying processes and platforms are efficient and robust
  • Successful delivery leadership of large, transformational technology-enabled programmes
  • Programme / project budget responsibility up to £8m

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Line management responsibilities of circa 4-5 colleagues
  • Matrix manage and direct teams of up to 100 project team members
  • Manage internal and external supplier engagements
  • Oversee and managed service staff as required

About Us

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.

Risk and Control Objective

All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

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Barclays Values & Diversity

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.