Project Manager

London, United Kingdom
To define
10 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company description:

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like "hard work" and "dedication" together with "community" and "respect" has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Job description:

Description of the Business Line or Department
The Global and Integrated Finance Division department's aim is to add value to the Group and its business lines' development, through a transformation of our organisation and operating modes. DFIN provides a key contribution to the Group value creation, through our activities of strategic advisory, steering, data production and certification. We are engaged in all dimensions of performance evaluation across the Group and provide a transversal and objective vision to support informed decision-making for the management and development of the Group and its business lines.
Some of the many ways we are providing this are in the following:
Support and challenge all business lines, at every level of the organisation; Organise an agile adaptation to strategic and regulatory challenges; Ensure the security and reliability of financial information through operational excellence; General management, pillars, business lines and corporate functions, regulators, auditors, markets and investors; Performance assessed with operational indicators and financial information; From strategic analysis to decision-making and execution monitoring; Transversal vision of the Group, of all business lines and geographic regions; Objectivity and the ability to take the broad view; As trusted advisors, we are an essential partner to the managers; International function and diversity; Exemplarity in our management and our daily behaviours; Innovation in our operation models and the implementation of digital levers.
DFIN DTO is the entry point and the interlocutor of other Group central divisions for the deployment of instructions, procedures, projects or tools of the Group on the DFIN perimeter in UK. It provides overall coordination and implementation on the perimeter that devolves resulting transformation and reorganisation plans.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
-contributing to strategic projects roadmap orientations
-defining and steering budget with sponsors and ensure budget execution
-challenging IT program orientations/roadmaps/costs based on expertise, 360 degree perspective of operational processes and ongoing evolutions
-contributing to the strategy of the Operating Model
-ensuring and proposing solution to handle the alignment of the global Finance processes in the UK
-providing support to DFIN team for any re-organization or optimization of the Operating Model
-identifying the opportunity of improvement
-proposing new way of thinking and promoting innovation
-driving the functional changes such as process improvements or any project not involving IT.
He / She will report locally to the head of DFIN/DTO UK team
There is also a functional link to the Transformation Manager linked to the projects/mission he/she is working on, responsible for the overall transformation roadmap for DFIN UK on his/her perimeter.
As any other position within DFIN DTO, the mission/projects under his/her perimeter may evolve later, as it depends on the Transformation Strategy of the Group and the change the bank initiatives.
Summary of responsibilities
Contribute to the delivery of the transformation roadmap on his/her perimeter according to the objectives agreed with her/his Account Manager within budget and timeframe and at the level of quality required When applicable, manage Project life-cycle including critical path and mile-stone tracking, identification and management of constraints and dependencies, scope change, resource allocation and budget, and contingency planning Coordinate the delivery of the business requirements and agreement with stakeholders Review and pro-active challenge solution and project deliverables to ensure adherence to quality standards Facilitate the testing strategy design, preparation and contribution to the execution Work closely with the Production team during the User Acceptance Tests, to ensure a successfully outcome of testing Develop, maintain and regularly communicate a full-scope Project status report with the Account Manager and key stakeholders of her/his project Organize and Lead projects working groups with different stakeholders imply in the project Ensuring Project governance is in place and communicated effectively Assist in Change Management Elaborate with stakeholders a Change Management strategy Challenge impact analysis and choice of relay for change Monitor actors' adherence to change

Profile description:

ACADEMC BACKGROUND: Engineer degree, Bsc/Ba, Msc/ Ma, MBA, CPA/CA, CFA, FRM a plus.
PMP, Prince II, Six Sigma certification a plus.
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Office pack, Project Management skills, understanding of new Digital Technologies, Internal IT architecture a plus.
Functional background expected on one of the following areas: Accounting norms and standards, Regulatory and Group Reporting processes, Liquidity and Scarce Resources Management, Product Control, Market, Credit Risk
Strong interpersonal skills; to be able to communicate convincingly at all levels with the key decision makers Ability to quickly give a synthetic overview & communicate with top management Coordination skills Ability to analyze/handle complex issues & propose effective solutions Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for following matters through to completion Team player, enjoy sharing information, adaptable Solution-focused, service-oriented and proactive, ability to drive the change Have a strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct

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