OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB :
Responsible for the inception, planning, execution and completion of individual projects. Overseeing and planning and delivery of a range of business expansion / improvement projects within agreed timescales and budgets.
Working closely with regional MDs and relevant functional leaders, the Project Manager facilitates effective co-ordination between the project team in order to ensure clarity of deliverables, resource requirements and reporting structures, anticipating and resolving any complex project-
related issues which may arise.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :
Project Development :
Works with appropriate stakeholders to initiate and deliver projects via an appropriate project management methodology, including :
Gathering and defining comprehensive project requirements (time, cost and quality) ensuring alignment with strategic business goals;
Developing project charters, project plans, budgets and schedules;
Determining resource requirements, and
Forming cross-functional / cross-organisational project teams.
In conjunction with senior management, identifies the roles of project team members, reporting structures and the schedule / agenda of steering meetings.
Ensures that all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively.
Project Implementation / Delivery :
Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Builds and develops the business relationships vital to the success of the project.
Leads project steering meetings to the agreed schedule, providing technical and analytical guidance and work direction to the project team including review of project efforts and removal of roadblocks which inhibit project success.
Assesses and reports on variance against project plans, budgets and schedules, implementing changes as necessary to ensure that the scope remains as close as possible to the original specifications for time, cost and quality objectives.
Manages effective communication and working relationships between internal and external project team members.
Prepares and delivers oral and / or written technical reports and project presentations
Identifies potential areas for improvement in current methodologies, providing coaching to project stakeholders and building lessons learned into future project plans as appropriate.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Minimum 10 years hands - on Project Management experience
Experience within the Healthcare and Insurance industry
Ability to adapt, and work seamlessly with a variety of project management methodologies
Qualified to degree level in a business-related subject from a reputed college or university
Substantial experience working within established project methodologies such as Prince or MSP. Exposure to 6 Sigma or Lean is advantageous.
Comprehensive experience in a project management capacity including all aspects of process development and execution, preferably within the financial services or insurance sector.
Proven experience of driving business quality management programs using frameworks such as EFQM
A demonstrable track record of building and maintaining positive working relationships with managers, colleagues and providers from multiple cultural backgrounds.
Able to negotiate, mediate and influence at all levels of the company.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; business-level English is essential, additional language abilities are advantageous.
A high degree of IT literacy, including MS Project, Excel and Powerpoint