The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to lead a successful implementation, meeting timelines and delivering on key business objectives and works in a team responsible for the prioritisation, coordination, delivery and reporting of a comprehensive programme of strategic change initiatives.
- Coordinate and prioritise project tasks to ensure key milestones are achieved on schedule.
- Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
- Manage timelines to meet business requirements and guarantee operational and business readiness.
- Establish and maintain project plans to support communication to senior management.
- Constantly monitor and report on progress of projects to stakeholders at different levels of seniority with differing objectives and goals. Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions.
- Work with third party service providers and vendors to ensure they are prepared to service the Group.
- Ensure the project is delivered within contractual obligations and any specific regulatory requirements.
- Identify and manage the risks that may affect the completion of projects, detect unstated assumptions and escalate where appropriate.
- Manage and mitigate dependencies from other projects that may impact delivery of your projects.
- Mitigate any issues that arise, keeping stakeholders abreast of developments.
- Complete all project documentation to a high standard with messaging tailored to different audiences, e.g. status updates, PIDs, plans and RAID logs
- Track and manage project budgets (if applicable), conduct project evaluations and assessment of results.
- Manager must have exceptional organizational skills, as the majority of their time will be coordinating tasks, directing resources and staying aware of all aspects of the projects.
- Communication skills need to be at the highest level, as managers must convey project status in lay terms, in addition to communicating goals and tasks with project team members.
- Troubleshooting is another required skill. The manager is responsible for detecting potential issues and implementing solutions when issues threaten to delay the timeline or impact budget or business operations.
- Influencing and leading is an important attribute. The project manager has to lead a group from multiple teams and organisations.
- Strong understanding of UCITs and AIFMD regulations
- A strong commitment to rigour. Projects can often go through challenging periods and the project manager must ensure that good process is followed and all tasks are suitably completed.
- A motivation to initiating and delivering change within organisations, with high levels of flexibility and sensitivity to direct and indirect challenges that change can bring
- The project manager has to have good stress tolerance and be able to work in a pressurized environment that involves coordinating multiple simultaneous tasks and working to deadlines.
- A graduate with at least 7 years’ relevant experience delivering project solutions in the Funds Industry.
- Formal qualifications in project management or equivalent preferred, but not essential.
*Interviews will take place virtually with onboarding as part of COVID-protocols
**A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer to the successful candidate
To discuss this exciting opportunity further – please apply directly to this advertisement with your CV and Karl Byrne, Head of Financial Services, will reach out for a confidential conversation.
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