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OVERALL JOB OBJECTIVE
The change / projects team delivers change initiatives within the Bank. The clients of these initiatives range from both business and support teams.The Project Management role includes being involved in initiatives throughout the lifecycle, starting at inception through to implementation and operationalisation. All projects will be business driven and focused and not all projects will involve an IT component.Key Responsibilities (this list is indicative and is not intended to be exhaustive):
Ability to run multiple projects and across multiple portfolios if required
Core Skills and KnowledgeStrong communication skills both written and verbalA strong relationship builder across business teams and geographiesA team player who understands and demonstrates the benefits of a collaborative style and approachStrong, objective facilitation skills to encourage collaboration, energise, and maintain participation.High emotional intelligence to ‘read the room', and the confidence to step in and actively resolve conflict when needed.
Project Management & Analytical skillsMinimum 3-5 years project management experience is required specifically in a financial institutionDo you HR System Implementation experience? If so this an opportunity to showcase your skillsAre able to demonstrate your experience in working with the full project management lifecycle?Experience of running both IT and non-IT related projects is requiredDo you have exposure to various business analysis methodologies, business analysis, facilitation and problem solving? In-depth understanding, documentation and implementation of business processesAwareness of business organisational structure and impact of changeWorking in a matrix management environment (with accountability to the individual projects and wider Projects team)Working on multiple projects running concurrently and managing conflicting priorities.Adherence to Investec Projects team procedures and documentation standardsTarget Operating Model experienceExperience with benefits realisation planning and managementUser acceptance testing, based on requirements gathering
Organisational skillsDo you have the ability to prioritise and manage time while working on multiple projects? Ability to multi task, work flexibly and work well under pressure?Ability to work with minimal supervision? Willingness to use own initiativeAbility and willingness to work flexibly to meet deadlines?