Project Manager - Finance Transformation

Recruiter
Avencia Consulting
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP70000 - GBP75000 per annum
Posted
28 Jun 2022
Closes
12 Jul 2022
Ref
15628833
Job Function
Insurance
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Strategy & Delivery is a global function that works with the Board and executive management to provide full research and development to advise and deliver critical initiatives. The MINT portfolio comprises initiatives across wide range of regions and types including but not limited to product launches, new distribution channels, setting up new functions / teams, acquisitions, and operational efficiency programmes.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join the Delivery team.

Working as part of a small team, the individual will be responsible for supporting strategic priorities for the Finance Department by implementing business and technical solutions, within agreed timescales and budget.

Accountable for
  • Lead finance projects that support MINT strategic objectives
  • Ensuring business benefits are delivered in line with specified tolerances of time, cost, quality and risk
  • Managing, reporting and communicating progress
  • Business engagement of the benefits from start up, to closure and benefits realization


Duties and Responsibilities
  • analysing project proposals to determine approach, resource requirements and limitations
  • supporting business case development and tracking throughout delivery
  • planning and monitoring the project including stage and exception plans
  • mobilising and motivating the project team to deliver and contribute effectively
  • monitoring third party contributions where applicable
  • managing and reporting project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • monitoring and reporting overall progress, resourcing and budget, initiating corrective action where necessary
  • maintaining project governance, change control and configuration management
  • maintaining an awareness of potential dependencies with other projects and their impact
  • identifying and acquiring support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project
  • conducting lessons learned to review implementation approach and management, preparing any follow-on action recommendations
  • working with IT stakeholders to ensure products are delivered to technical standards
  • working with the sponsor and team to ensure a smooth transition to business as usual position and ensuring benefits are owned and measured


Skills & experience
  • Prince 2 or equivalent Project Management certification
  • Solid understanding of MS applications and project management tools, for the planning, tracking and manipulation of project plans, data and MI
  • Demonstrable experience of working in project management and driving business outcomes
  • Strong capability in project financial management
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong change management / business improvement experience
  • Meticulous in planning and execution
  • Knowledge & experience of Agile delivery methodology desirable
  • Knowledge & experience in vendor contract negotiation and management desirable


What's in it for you?
  • A very competitive basic salary plus bonus & benefits.
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave.
  • Company matched pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, a cycle2work scheme, season ticket loan, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), maternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay, paternity pay.....and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts and cash back on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • The possibility of working from both the office and from home (hybrid), flexible working or other options are available.
  • You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere within Markel.
  • You'll be joining a global network of experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple teams and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that.

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