Senior IT Project Manager

Senior IT Project Manager

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Job Description:

Our Client is a global leader in financial protection, representing nearly 100 billion Euros worth of turnover across its 3 businesses (Life & Savings, Property & Casualty and Asset Management). The mission of our Client partners is to design, implement and manage relationships with selected global partners and support their entities to develop successful local partnerships.

Our client currently has a permanent position open for a Senior IT Project Manager who will have the responsibility of managing complex initiatives that span one or multiple strategic priorities / functional areas.




  • Use best practice governance methodology to manage and deliver change
  • Leadership for project team(s) by building & motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project lifecycle ownership across assigned projects / programs
  • Provide clear and concise status reporting regarding project planning, project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues, budgets communicating appropriately across different levels in the organization
  • Ensure project KPI’s are reported in a timely manner to the right audiences
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Promote customer/stakeholder involvement throughout the project to ensure success
  • Promote effective lessons learned techniques and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results across the project and wider IT teams
  • Act as a role model in promoting good working relationships
  • Make things happen. Use knowledge, skills and experience to recognise and articulate problems and bring the right people together to solve & close problems with the appropriate urgency
  • Drive continuous improvement in project management disciplines to support our clients Partners Agile@Scale ambition at local level contributing to the overall global transformation
  • Support Programme & Portfolio Leader / Programme Manager with ongoing governance requirements
  • Utilising agile skills to coach other members of the team
  • Other duties as directed


Your Profile

Technical/ Functional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Min 5 years proven experience managing complex IT projects to completion in the Financial Services industry
  • Proven experience delivering projects across different streams (cross functional / international teams) including business change and application development projects, on time and on budget meeting business needs
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
  • Strong project financial management skills
  • Experience reporting on project metrics / KPI’s and analysing trends/taking action where required
  • Self-motivated, quick and assertive
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for delivery of project & program outcomes
  • Strong project management skills: use of structured, formal methods
  • Strong project management skills: status reporting, project planning, project milestones, dependencies, risks and issues, budgets and communication
  • Broad understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Ability to manage troubled teams/projects and bring them to success
  • Ability to drive decisions with key stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
  • Flexible & proactive with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience in Agile / Scaled Agile with an ability to extend that knowledge to IT’s delivery team


• Communication – Master

Ability to liaise with various functions and interact and communicate, with individuals at all levels, including executive levels, and ensure thorough understanding of project related activities (technical & non-technical audiences) – both written & verbal communications

• Customer Focus – Proficient

Ability to be the voice of the customer (internal and/or external) and be passionate about the user experience.

• Leadership and Influence – Proficient

Ability to be able to influence business & IT stakeholders at all levels to ensure successful project delivery. Ensure project & program vision and direction is clearly communicated & followed through. Ensure effective decision making, negotiation & team building skills

• Results-Oriented – Proficient

Ability to drive projects through to completion and deliver high quality solutions to our business & clients

• Collaboration – Master

Ability to work closely with Business & IT colleagues (at all levels) to ensure projects and programs are delivered as required

Technical / Job-Specific

• Strategic & Tactical

Strategic in approach: understands and addresses inter-dependencies and real issues with a tactical implementation approach

  • Enthusiastic & motivated

Enthusiastic, self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands

• Flexible

Flexibility in approach with willingness and ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities

• Planning & Execution Focus

Strong planning and execution ability. Ability to use (& adapt where required) different methodologies to ensure successful project delivery. Identify areas for improvement and drive implementation of those improvements

  • Team management & performance evaluation

Evoke creative and innovative thinking in teams. Help determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities. Ensure maximum efficiency across the project team(s), measure productivity and share best practices / implement improvements

Education, Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. PMI)
  • Language skills – spoken & written French preferable

Recruitment Contact

Contact: Cian Hunt

Telephone: 0852671157


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