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Delivery lead / Implementation Manager

£450 to £500 Per Day
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Delivery lead / Implantation Manager Duration - 6 months Location - Manchester / remote Summary My high-profile banking client is looking for a delivery lead / Implantation Manager to join their team based in their Manchester office on a hybrid Basis (1-2 days a Month on site) on an initial 6-month contract with chance of extensions. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Identify and agree the project deliverables and critical success factors to provide a basis for effective planning and management of projects. Work closely with Project Sponsors, Heads of IT & Change and Principle/Senior Delivery Lead to fully identify and articulate change requirements and desired business benefits and to translate these into agreed clear and tangible outcomes. Ensure maximum efficiency and value for money through robust cost challenge and cost management (budgets, estimates, forecasting, and resource utilisation). Review and challenge project & 3rd party cost models to ensure budgets are fit for purpose for successful delivery. Management of the relationship with technology and other 3rd party suppliers, to deliver change to maximise value for money. Ensure impacts to IT run costs are captured, tracked and accepted by the IT support function Ensure business readiness for implementation/handover to maximise the business' subsequent realisation of all targeted business benefits. Development and maintenance of project plans, whilst ensuring that specific deadlines and milestones are agreed and communicated to all parties involved. RAIDDA management to ensure projects are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality, escalating risks and issues which threaten delivery to plan. Play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues. Manage projects in accordance with relevant methodologies, governance and control, and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk and realise business benefits. Build, develop and maintain key relationships with stakeholders to facilitate the effective management of projects to meet stakeholder requirements, and play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3-5 years of relevant project management experience required. Experience of both waterfall methodologies and agile methodologies Experience of managing project budgets of £1m - £2m (multiple small/medium projects or 1 large project). Experience of managing technical 3rd party suppliers, track record of delivering a number of small-medium sized technical projects or projects with a significant technical deliverable. Banking/financial services experience desirable, but not mandatory. Experience of working in a large, complex and dynamic environment, ideally regulated Good knowledge of project management frameworks and governance approaches in a relevant environment. Strong level of planning and organising skills with a medium-term planning view, proficient in use of Microsoft Project to plan and organise projects. Proven understanding Risk and Issue Management. Good financial/cost management capability, including managing budgets, challenging costs & interpreting data. Good understanding of the financial services industry, political environment, regulatory and industry legislative issues. Communicates effectively at senior levels, in a style appropriate to audience. Skilled communicator with technology suppliers, sub-contractors, stakeholders and the rest of the organisation. If you have not received a response within 48 hours of applying, please assume you have not been shortlisted this time
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  • Job Reference: 706346389-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Pontoon
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £450 to £500 Per Day
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract