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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

 

Experience:

  • 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

 

 

Contact Information

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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