We are AMS. We are a global total workforce solutions firm; we enable organisations to thrive in an age of constant change by building, re-shaping, and optimising workforces. Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) is one of our service offerings; we act as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provide professional interim and temporary resources.
Our investment banking client has been present in the UK for more than 150 years, they're a long-term partner to British business. Today, the Group is formed of 10 divisions and employs 9,300 staff based in 21 core locations right across the country. Their role is simply stated: help clients achieve their goals by combining local know-how and global reach. In so doing, they seek to make a positive, sustainable contribution to both the UK economy and society.
On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Project Manager for a 5 Month contract based in Glasgow
Purpose of the Role:
To act as a project manager in support of the change culture that enables and empowers improvement. The post holder will be required to deliver assigned projects for the client implementation/transformation agenda for both internal and client led activity for UK MESA, including those where client delivery deliverables are a component part of a more transversal/global programmes.. The role ensures the smooth and efficient delivery of all assigned projects within client delivery, maximising benefits whilst minimising risk. Projects will be delivered following the BI&T best practice approach, utilising the standard documents and adhering to the BI&T control environment. The post holder will need to build positive relationships with all key stakeholders, raising the profile of the BI&T team, ensuring the team is a highly respected both internally and externally. This must be delivered within the boundaries of the project managers responsibilities. By delivering a first class implementation track record for all project activity we will build a positive reputation to support future new business wins.
As a Project Manager you will be responsible for:
Lead, manage and deliver assigned projects within the portfolio, ensuring adherence to group and local standards, following the BI&T best practice approach and control environment.
Mobilise projects by supporting the sponsor in completing business cases to be presented at the relevant internal forums (e.g. PPB) for approval. Interact with all key contributors (Ops. IT etc.) to secure required resource. Ensure all internal approvals (BAC etc.) have been obtained.
Define the projects scope, objectives and deliverables for approval by all internal and external stakeholders.
Set and implement the projects governance, relevant to its size and complexity. Lead the working group and steering group meetings.
Lead the project jointly with clients, developing and maintaining productive working relationships and managing the communication with day to day client contacts, and other stakeholders.
Preparing realistic project and quality plans and tracking activities against the plans, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
Set and track the project budget and resource allocation and flag any variances for attention.
Co-ordinate due diligence, liaising with the SMEs to complete Q&A / workshops as required and define solutions and gap analysis.
Lead production of the due diligence report, liaising with SMEs to define the scope and operating models proposed
Support identification and tracking of project risks, actions, issues and dependencies
Managing the scope of a project via a defined change control process to ensure project deliverables are realised within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets
Ensuring that projects are formally closed, subsequently reviewed via PIR (where appropriate) and that lessons learned are recorded and related actions closed.
Co-ordinate the completion of the required IT set ups and releases (including any derogations required), following BPSS IT protocols.
Support local / global BI&T initiatives, as required.
The role holder will be expected to lead projects of a medium/large size/complexity, covering multi-product / multi-location deals/events, utilising high levels of experience built up in the industry and the role, facing off to the project team and senior managers at the client.
What we require from the candidate:
Proven history of project experience, successfully leading small/medium transformational/implementation projects
Proven understanding of project management disciplines, gained through practical experience.
Proven ability to successfully participate and deliver small/medium sized transformational/implementation projects in a matrix environment.
Is able to use initiative to accurately assess new situations and potential solutions that have no precedent.
Able to influence others not under their direct control.
Cultural awareness and able to see things from others point of view.
Strong integrity to deal with conflicting interest from multiple stakeholders.
Prioritisation skills - able to assess multiple scenarios and present pros and cons of each and propose most appropriate course of action.
Ability to plan and organise workload, taking into account relative and conflicting priorities, seeking win/win solutions where possible and mitigating negative impacts where not.
Ability to work consistently and accurately under pressure to tight deadlines.
Proven client facing skills.
Good at building strong working relationships, across all levels of the company and with clients.
Strong stakeholder management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and a demonstrable track record of successfully interacting, influencing and communicating at all levels with due regard to the nature of the intended audience.
Strong presentation skills.
Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills with the ability to drive and champion change.
Excellent attention to detail with high levels of accuracy.
Tenacious and pro-active.
Team player but able to work independently where required.
A strong knowledge of our organisation, our products and our people.
Exposure to asset management, asset owner and/or financial intermediaries segments.
Experience or awareness of a range of banking products, such as; middle office, fund accounting, client reporting, performance measurement, corporate trusts solutions, global custody, local custody, forex.
Broad understanding of different markets, asset classes and instruments typically used within investment banking and fund administration, such as equities, commodities, FX, bonds, swaps, options etc.
Experience working with offshore centres
If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.
This client will only accept workers operating via an Umbrella or PAYE engagement model.
AMS, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business