New York, NY
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Responsible for all aspects of successful project delivery.
Manage the financials of the project:
o Coordinate the Client estimation process to arrive at an appropriate and commercially viable estimate
o Track delivery against budget and forecast any likely deviations
o Trigger finance activities at the end of each milestone
Manage the project personnel
o Identify the needed skills and negotiate the right team (with central resourcing)
o Manage the individuals and the team to their optimal performance. This includes collaborating with line managers, coaching individuals (or arranging support as needed); assess individuals for project fatigue; and adjust resourcing as needed
o Facilitate team brainstorming and collaboration
Manage the deliverable scope and quality
o Understand the business and technical domain sufficiently to ensure that the deliverables meet expectations
o Set up appropriate review, testing, and other processes to ensure deliverables meet the high client standards
o Actively manage all scope elements and dependencies
o Lead contractual change request process when adjustments are to be formally memorialized
Manage the client
o Know your client: know who the key players are and quickly learn how to manage them
o Ensure client is aligned with contractual deliverables and approach team is taking
o Manage client dependencies
o Manage messaging and negotiate appropriate outcomes when there are deviations from expectations
Manage plan and tracking
o Construct predictable plans that the team and project stakeholders are aligned on
o Use data driven tracking, daily
o Identify risks and actively manage to minimize impact
o Participate in risk review meetings with peer panel, articulate issues and risks
Manage all elements of project reporting and communication
o Construct appropriate status reporting and other communication as needed to ensure all project stakeholders are well-informed and aligned
o Operate as a delivery consultant in a client engagement where required, providing advisory or delivery services (for example PMO services, delivery coaching, delivery analysis etc).
o Produce consulting related artifacts and documentation to a client ready level of quality.
Participation in business development where required
o Build trusted relationships with the client and identify adjacent opportunities for expansion.
o Participate in pre-sales activity collaborating with Client Solutions to drive pitch, formulate engagement scope and deliverables, and operating model definition.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Skills & Knowledge
Strong Project Management skills: planning, tracking, risk identification and mitigation
Agile development methodologies
Working knowledge of the capital markets, trading and risk management
Working knowledge of typical financial flows and architecture
Excellent communication skills; able to represent the team, project and firm in all manner of client situations
Willingness and ability to get " hands-on as needed; testing software, writing and confirming requirements with client, writing test plans
Minimum 5 years of experience managing the implementation of financial services systems
Minimum 5 years of experience managing teams 5 12 people
Minimum 10 years of experience in IT Industry, ideally within finance
Account management, add-on sales experience a plus
Software development experience a plus
Undergraduate degree, ideally in Computing Science or related field
Finance education a plus