Senior Project Manager - London
- Location Central London, London Area
- Salary £50,337 - £72,709
- Contract type Permanent
- Closing date 24/05/2018
- Ref R002300137
Senior Project Manager, Transformation Community
Location: London (1TNS)
Salary: circa £55,930 + benefits
Our Transformation teams have the exciting challenge of managing Nationwide’s business transformation agenda. We have around 120 projects and programmes in flight at any one time including portfolios in the areas of Payments, Regulatory Reporting and Compliance, Technology Services, Property, Telephony, Operational Process Improvement, Mortgages, Banking and Savings, and Digital Development many delivering new products and new technologies as well as updating our existing technology estate. Through an annual investment in change projects, we strive to ensure that the organisation remains competitive and continues to evolve and provide outstanding service to our members. This is a fast paced, dynamic environment where delivering our change portfolio makes a real difference to the business and our customers.
Who we're looking for
Known for your people skills, you are confident and experienced in building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external suppliers and you have a proven track record of quality delivery. Adept at managing the twists and turns of a project you thrive on challenge and use your leadership skills to lead a team to success, even if the going gets tough.
Excellent networking abilities and communication skills enable you to successfully manage a range of stakeholders including the presentation of technical updates. You instinctively know how to get the most out of both your team and your suppliers and your understanding of project risk means that you successfully anticipate and mitigate potential problems.
Your attention to detail combined with a logical and consistent approach ensures your plans are robust and well managed. Your ability to work well under pressure to deliver results in a controlled project environment will also be vital. With previous budget accountability experience you understand how to forecast and track project cost.
- Significant project management experience (complex and ambitious change) including end to end management of the project lifecycle and robust business case management
- Experience in project management methodologies – Agile and Waterfall
- Experience in developing and managing stakeholder and business relationships
- Proven experience of building and managing high performing teams
- Experience of people management ideally within a matrix environment
Ideal but not essentials domain specific experience includes:
- Awareness of Nationwide’s Digital strategy and current impacting legislation
- Experience and understanding of how our digital channels and legacy platforms integrate
- Experience of working in an Agile environment.
- Awareness of Nationwide’s Customer Centric Design approach and associated UX and UI standards.
- Experience of implementing changes to functionality both at a technical and business change level in mobile and digital and/or systems of record
- Experience of working with external vendors and managing contracts to agreed outcomes.
What you'll be doing
You’ll build, motivate and lead a project team to deliver £multi-million technology and business change projects, adhering to the governance gateways in our project framework. Crucial to success will be establishing and maintaining strong relationships with your sponsor and multiple key stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle. You will produce and manage a plan for delivery, successfully identify, document and manage project risks and issues, manage changes, and strive to cut project cycle times, drive value and enhance quality.
Manage the project activities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the sponsor using the Change Management Methodology, including defining the approach and milestone dates.
Identify and secure internal and external resources required to successfully execute the project. Build a high performing team with the right blend of skills for the work.
Become a trusted advisor to the project sponsor and key stakeholders, communicating true status in an appropriate form, proposing well thought out actions to address issues and risks, and balancing cost/risk of scope changes against benefit
Lead the shaping of the project, contributing ideas and optimising scope to achieve the business objectives. Challenge existing thinking through the ability to see the bigger picture
Provide visibility of project progress against budget and schedule, in a format suitable for sponsor and steering group audiences, enabling informed decisions
Manage project budget in conjunction with Financial Management and the Project Sponsor and seek ways to reduce project cost and increase or bring forward benefits.
Your project management experience will include the successful delivery of projects through the entire project lifecycle including using multi-disciplined teams and a range of delivery models including onshore and offshore.
The extras you'll get
If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our customers, we’ll help further your career at Nationwide. As well as your salary, there’s life assurance, a pension and a recognition and rewards scheme. We think it’s a great place to work, and we’re not afraid of giving you praise when you’ve done well.