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Our client is a multinational insurance firm that engages in global insurance, investment management, and other financial services.
Position Title: Project Manager (3 months)
Department: Global Markets - reporting to the Chief Sales & Distribution Officer
Location: Home Based (Full-Time)
Responsible for the successful management and delivery of a large, critical regulatory-based project that is fundamental to the Global Markets (commercial) team
Responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, control and completion of the project
Ownership of the end to end project and associated work streams
Reporting to the Chief Sales & Distribution Officer who sits on the Executive Committee
Relationship management with key stakeholders and SME's and an effective interface to best support the business need
Develop and own the project roadmap & project plan; prioritise, monitor and manage performance against agreed milestones, to deliver successful outcomes to time, within scope, budget and quality
Ensure the project scope, objectives and deliverables are met, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical and operational feasibility
Define and document business requirements in a well-structured manner, to ensure that they can be effectively communicated, articulated, and clearly understood by stakeholders and the wider business
Identify, establish and build strong working relationships with all stakeholders, to ensure effective collaboration, communication and project delivery
Manage changes in project scope & schedule, via appropriate verification techniques and change control
Define tasks, priorities and required resources, ensuring that resource is available and allocated
Work on changes to customer-facing materials, as required
Identify and lead proactive management of actions, issues, risks and dependencies. Perform risk management to minimise project risks and offer viable solutions. Ensure timely escalation of complex queries and deviations from plan
Build and provide regular reports, status updates and presentations, whilst maintaining relevant project documentations
Present progress reports to the Chief Sales & Distribution Officer and other senior stakeholders, as well as issues and solutions, as required
Skills & Experience;
Significant project management experience with a proven history in managing large, business-critical projects
Comfortable having a 'hands on' role, with experience of driving projects to completion
Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
Proficiency with related software tools including, but not limited to, ProjectManager.com, MS Excel, etc.
PMP/PRINCE II certification is a plus
Financial services, insurance market and regulatory knowledge is desirable, but not a necessity
Solid organisational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking
Proven leadership skills and ability to liaise at a senior level