Project Manager

We are currently working with a leading London market insurer to recruit for a Project Manager to sit within the Business Change function. The ideal candidate is someone with 5 plus years’ experience as a Project Manager / Business Analyst including a minimum of 2 years as a PM, comfortable in a business-facing role and with a proven track record of successful project deliveries in the Insurance/Financial Services industry.

The main responsibilities include;

Project Management / Analysis

  • Direct and manage projects following the Project Management methodology, from initiation through to successful delivery
  • Manage a portfolio of small change
  • Define project scope, objectives and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Delivery and maintenance of an approved project plan, showing critical path, key milestones, phase reviews and dependencies for the full project lifecycle. The plan must show all key tasks, detailed tasks, resource assignment and dependencies along with durations and schedule
  • Identifying and estimating the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Work with the Resourcing Manager to identify and acquire the required project personnel from within the company, or determine and assess the need for additional staff and/or consultants
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and proactively manage project risks and issues
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships that are considered vital to the success of the project
  • Analyse and document business process in order to understand current processes and evaluate, and propose options for future processes across relevant teams
  • Leads customer, stakeholders and development team members in the process of analyzing business requirements and developing solutions aligned with business and IT strategies
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in order to make decisions and recommendations for business change
  • Ensure a clear focus on improvements that add value

Communication

  • Develop and deliver status reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations
  • Proactive communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Serve as the conduit between business customers and software development teams, whether internal, outsourced or software partners
  • Act as liaison between business units, technology and support team
  • Obtain approval of the plan through effective communication skills, ensuring thorough understanding of the plan, its implications on revenues, delivery dates, resources, and deliverables

Documentation

  • Own and develop required project lifecycle documentation, including the Project Charter and Risk, Assumptions, Issues, and Decisions (RAID) log

Problem Solving

  • Provide expertise to assist in problem solving in conjunction with the Business Functions
  • Identify business improvement opportunities


Key requirements needed for the role;

  • 5 years plus of proven and progressive project management / business analyst experience (minimum 2 years as a project manager)
  • Proven experience of delivering projects to time, cost and quality
  • Experience of developing strong working relationships with stakeholders and SMEs
  • Experience of different project management approaches e.g. agile and waterfall
  • LEAN experience
  • Experience of facilitating workshops and meetings is a pre-requisite for this role
  • Experience developing project business cases including benefit realization plans
  • Experience of business analysis within the insurance / reinsurance sector
  • Experience with data migration projects
  • Exposure to Agile development methods
  • London Market Insurance experience
  • Experience of insurance associated controls (e.g. Solvency II, Sarbanes Oxley)
Benefits: 
£65,000 - £80,000 per year + benefits and bonus
Location: 
London, United Kingdom
Type: 
Permanent
Discipline: 
Project Manager
Job Posted: 
Mon, 08 Apr 2024
Closing Date: 
Mon, 06 May 2024
Reference: 
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