Project Manager

Posted 16 April by Embark Group Limited Easy Apply

About Embark Group

Embark Group is a full-scale retirement solutions provider. We are committed to acquiring, developing and holding - for the long-term - a range of financial services businesses in the UK and internationally. As an investor we look for wholly-owned, minority interest and joint venture investments that can generate value independently or in concert with other assets in our portfolio.

We look for businesses that possess the capacity for scaled growth, a proven presence in their chosen market segments, strong people with the right values, and most importantly that offer an opportunity for us to add value through digital delivery.

Our approach centres on four primary enablers: our expertise, access to leading technology, focus on consumers, and capital. More than anything, we build safe and recurring value for all of our stakeholders, customers, partners, employees and shareholders.

Role Summary

In your role as Project Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of project management within multiple work streams as part of a business and change programme, ensuring delivery to time, quality and cost objectives. The role will mainly focus on Business and Change projects but may also incorporate elements of Infrastructure and Business process change. Successful candidates will be required to effectively manage all aspects of assigned projects including planning, monitoring, control, reporting and communication to achieve successful implementations, delivered to the required quality, time and budget.

Key Accountabilities

  • Successfully execute change projects to agreed schedules, budgets and scope

  • Perform the relevant project management activities - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close, and the supporting activities i.e. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication and stakeholder management

  • Plan for and manage change and risks

  • Report on variances to the approved project baseline

  • Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources

  • Interface and communicate with project team, management, stakeholders, partner and suppliers

  • Perform stage gate reviews and quality assurance reviews

  • Deliver projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures

  • Work within defined governance processes

  • Manage external contracts and suppliers where required

  • Support development of business cases with project sponsors and stakeholders

  • Plan and support project QA testing, system testing, user acceptance testing, and test results review activities with key personnel, project sponsors and stakeholders

  • Work with the business users and business/technical analysts across the architecture, development and infrastructure teams to facilitate creation of functional and non-functional requirements, gaining business signoff prior to development

  • Management of Project Budgets of up to c£500k

  • Management of multi-disciplined Project Teams

Experience Required

Delivering excellence is no easy task, particularly when you are transforming a business. So we’re looking for someone with the right experience and behaviours to join our team. The 'DNA’ we look for starts with high proactivity and tenacity, the desire to deliver service excellence, attention to detail and a passion for both innovation and continuous improvement. As well as this, you will need to have:

  • Experience of managing projects with personal responsibility for delivering to time and cost typically more than £500k in value and 6 months in duration

  • Experience in delivering Application Development projects

  • Experience of recognised project management methodology, best practices and tools

  • Strong customer/stakeholder management

  • Experience of managing in-house and external project teams

  • Delivery focussed and commercially aware

  • Experience across the full project life cycle.

  • Experience of managing and exposure to WRAP platforms

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.

  • Ability to challenge requirements/decisions/estimates/status reports to ensure stakeholders have the right information

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (including negotiation, stakeholder management)

  • Experience of working in the private pensions industry is highly desirable

  • Prince2

  • APM Project Management

  • CAPM

Required skills

  • CAPM
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • WRAP

Reference: 34671488

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