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Senior Project Manager (Platform/Asset Migration)

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 by CV-Library

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Information Technology
Immediate Start
£70k - £100k Annual
Full-Time
Our client is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that operates mainly in the financial services industry. Due to continued success and expansion they are looking to recruit an experienced client facing Senior Project Manager – Migrations to join their team.

Please note that previous financial services data/fund/platform migration experience is absolutely essential.

The Senior Project Manager – Migrations is responsible for the day to day management a portfolio of migration projects to contracted time, quality, and budget requirements.

The Senior Project Manager – Migrations role will support the Global Head of Migrations in the delivery of technical migration projects, managing a distributed team of migration SME’s in multiple locations. The role requires strong planning skills, ability to make solution based recommendations based on proactive identification, management and resolution of risks and issues throughout the full project lifecycle.

This is a client facing role and requires the ability to build strong relationships with customers, often at a senior level.

Delivery Management

* Support the delivery of the migration projects through the full project lifecycle, from initiation through to implementation.

* Develop and maintain an end to end portfolio plan that delivers the agreed scope of the project to time, budget and quality criteria.

* Input into the overall estimating process for the migration projects, and working collaboratively with the Migration SME’s to estimate the work effort required to deliver the project scope within the agreed timescales and budgets.

* Provide timely, precise, accurate and comprehensive project MI and reporting to the Global Head of Migrations

* Identify and manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies through the full project lifecycle. Ensure mitigation plans are in place for all risks and issues, making fact based recommendations to the Global Head of Migrations to facilitate the correct mitigation plans.

* Support migration operational readiness planning, communicating with the appropriate stakeholders to facilitate dependency management and planning.

* Facilitate post implementation review and take responsibility for ensuring that lessons learned are captured and shared with the rest of the PM community.

Team Leadership

* Lead, manage and motivate a virtual team in multiple geographic locations, communicating project progress, and ensuring all team members take accountability for delivery.

* Provide coaching, advice and support performance management with line manager’s where necessary.

* Ensure a culture of continuous improvement on the project, support process improvement initiatives, and identify new process improvements.

* Is an active member of the PM community, contributing to team sessions and central improvement initiatives, and sharing best practice and lessons learned.

Experience:

* Degree qualified or equivalent experience

* Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail

* Self-starter, able to work independently.

* Strong leadership skills.

* Good communication skills and capable of working with customers and internal staff.

* Experience of managing stakeholders to executive levels.

* PMP, PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualification preferred.

* Expert in Microsoft Project

* Previous experience in large scale data or asset migration projects and data modelling preferred.

The Senior Project Manager – Migrations will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and be used to working in a highly pressurized and fast paced environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Project Manager – Migrations to work for an industry leading, dynamic and forward thinking organization, offering excellent progression and development opportunities.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience to succeed in the role of Senior Project Manager – Migrations then please apply now for immediate consideration

Reference: 209363353