Senior Project Manager

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
15 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

M&G are recruiting a Project Manager within the Group Change function. The role is to join the existing team of Project Managers to support the delivery of projects within the Regulatory portfolio. M&G has a number of initiatives running currently within the Portfolio with several others expected to kick off imminently. The successful candidate will be a permanent member of the team and will therefore pick up a variety of regulatory focused initiatives as they arise over time, delivering to specific requirements and fixed regulatory deadlines.

The successful candidate must have experience of delivering regulatory projects within Asset Management, will display strong Project Management skills and be easily able to transcend deliveries focused on Technology, Operations and Front Office. Being familiar with operating in a P&L function or target driven environment would be advantageous.

The individual should be a self-starter, with strong lateral thought, excellent analytical skills, curiosity and meticulous attention to detail to ensure accurate and high-quality output.

Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities
  • Accountable for end to end delivery of assigned projects in line with agreed expectations.
  • Work proactively with key business stakeholders to define project objectives and scope.
  • Create and maintain high quality project plan and milestones.
  • Produce Project MI in line with Project Governance.
  • Ensure a high standard of output, focused on customer satisfaction.
  • Establish and consider the wider portfolio and change agenda as context for their deliveries, including dependencies.
  • Interface with technology and other business functions to achieve timely delivery.
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritise and resolve issues

Job & Personal Skills (please consider soft skills as well as management and regulatory skills):

This role is ideally suited to someone who can demonstrate the following:
  • Comprehensive understanding of Asset Management including, fund structures, instruments, market participants, trade lifecycle, risk management, distribution channels and regulatory reporting obligations
  • A self-starter with a track record of delivering multiple high profile regulatory projects concurrently
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliverables.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and where appropriate constructively challenge stakeholders to ensure benefits/outcomes identified are met.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at different levels including C-Suite.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and determination to see initiatives through to completion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a project team.
  • Proactive and delivery focussed with excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within the team and across the business.
  • Capable of facilitating medium to large sized workshops and meetings with stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance management of projects alongside supporting wider portfolio initiatives as directed by the PM Team Lead
  • Highly flexible and result-oriented attitude


PRINCE 2 Practitioner or equivalent
CFA (desirable)
Change Management qualification (desirable)

Knowledge & Experience
  • Proven Project Management skills and experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Asset Management and the financial sector - instruments, market players, etc.
  • Experience of managing a range regulatory projects, e.g. EMIR, FATCA, MiFID II, CASS, Market Abuse

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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