Job description

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  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Change
  • Division:
    Business Enablement
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

Project Manager (4888)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

 

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):

Project Management:

  • Project planning
  • Managing impact of change on the organisation
  • Manage human resources and team integration
  • Manage time, cost, scope and quality in accordance with the sponsor's mandate.
  • Manage project delivery according to the Projects team project methodology and standards
  • Produce project deliverables (e.g. plan, scorecards)
  • Obtain approval and acceptance of project documentation
  • Manage the documentation related to project management, distribution, storage, adhering to standards
  • Manage risks and risk mitigation.
  • Manage issue identification and subsequent resolution.
  • Manage communication to project team members and external stakeholders/ interested parties
  • Chair dedicated project progress meetings.
  • Attend and report progress at steering committee meetings.
  • Provide reporting on all projects and initiatives
  • Manage project teams motivation, delivery and performance evaluation


Special Requirements:

Ability to run multiple projects and across multiple portfolios if required

Core Skills and Knowledge
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
A strong relationship builder across business teams and geographies
A team player who understands and demonstrates the benefits of a collaborative style and approach
Strong, 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 skills
Minimum 3-5 years project management experience is required specifically in a financial institution
Do you HR System Implementation experience? If so this an opportunity to showcase your skills
Are able to demonstrate your experience in working with the full project management lifecycle?
Experience of running both IT and non-IT related projects is required
Do you have exposure to various business analysis methodologies, business analysis, facilitation and problem solving?
In-depth understanding, documentation and implementation of business processes
Awareness of business organisational structure and impact of change
Working 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 standards
Target Operating Model experience
Experience with benefits realisation planning and management
User acceptance testing, based on requirements gathering

Organisational skills
Do 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 initiative
Ability and willingness to work flexibly to meet deadlines?

Facilitation skills

  • Ability to lead, control and focus people within all levels of the business?
  • Experience of facilitation & collaboration tools
  • Ability to obtain consensus within the group?
  • Maintain an objective role & resolve conflict as required
  • Establish and maintain participation group energy and interest levels

 
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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN
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Boipelo Tabane

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance