6 days ago

Project Manager (Insurance)

London 60K - 65K Permanent

Job Reference: 39231455

Project Manager (Insurance)
My client is looking for an experienced Project Manager from the Insurance sector to join on a permanent basis. The role will be reporting directly to the Change Director.
The role
As Project Manager you will be accountable for the day-to-day project management of workstream project activities:
Lead the project through the project life cycle to meet the project objectives within scope, budget, and schedule
  • Own communication with the Implementation Lead, IT, Finance and HR Business Partners and other project team members and in partnership with them, to stakeholders of the project regarding project status, milestone dates, performance expectations, strategic issues, and project direction
  • Work with the Portfolio Lead and Sponsor(s) to identify stakeholders and appropriate escalation paths and works within the defined channels
  • Administer, facilitate, and manage appropriate project processes and documentation – including project change management, project planning and scheduling, risk/issue management, communication, etc.
  • Monitor and control team performance so that all processes and deliverables are completed and approved pursuant to the Project Management policy and standards
  • Work with PMO to secure project resources
  • Ensure project team members understand their roles, and that role definition is appropriately leveraged to maximise performance
  • Monitor progress of the project against the plan. Identify and inform the Portfolio Lead of variances, inefficiencies, bottlenecks and resource conflicts
  • Manage project investment approved at the investment committees
  • Understand and manages inter-project and production/release dependencies
  • Manage integrated cross functional design, build and delivery activities
  • Coordinate the preparation / readiness of business and project teams for transition /go lives
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Insurance industry experience is a key requirement
  • Proven track record of Programme, Project, and Business Management within large and medium sized, complex Programmes and Projects.
  • Mature approach to handling challenge at Executive Director level and below
  • Knowledge of project management delivery methods and frameworks
  • Expertise in programme and project governance and controls
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Negotiating, influencing, effective challenge and gaining commitment
  • Broad business perspective and acumen
  • Financial acumen to support the challenge of business cases and financial controls
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