Delivery Manager

New York, NY

Posted: 02/08/2019 Industry: IT Perm Job Number: 11850732
Client has an immediate need to hire Delivery Manager. This will include business critical projects: strategic organizational change, real-time risk, electronic and algorithmic trading for the front office.

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
Delivery consulting
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
People management
Stakeholder management
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

Experience

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

Education

Undergraduate degree, ideally in Computing Science or related field
Finance education a plus

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