Programme is not Mission Critical
Programme is managed and delivers within a single BU / FN
May be regulatory, however is not a material regulatory programme
May manage some elements of a larger / more significant / complex Programme or all of a smaller, simpler Programme :
5-10 direct reports at AVP or BA4 level, most of whom are Managers of others
What will you be doing? Programme / Project Management
The identification, planning and coordination of a set of projects or work streams within a programme of business change, to manage their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies :
Maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, providing the framework for implementing business initiatives, or large-
scale change, by achieving a vision of the outcome of the project or programme.
Aligns the objectives for defined and agreed activities with business change objectives and authorises the selection and planning of all related projects and activities.
Plans, directs and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement complex projects from contract / proposal initiation to final operational stage.
Plans, schedules, monitors and reports on activities related to the programme or project.
Leads the programme or project teams in determining business requirements and translating requirements into operational plans.
Determines, monitors and reviews all programme or project economics, including costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, resources and risk, ensuring that there are appropriate and effective governance arrangements, supported by comprehensive reporting.
Ability to work in Agile Methodoloy in a cross cultural set up
Evaluates changes to programme and project management practices and initiates improvement to organisation practices.
Review quality of direct report’s project delivery at all stages through the project lifecycle, ensuring best practice has been adhered to
Benefits Management :
Monitoring for the emergence of anticipated policy benefits to optimise the business impact of individual and combined benefits :
Promotes the change vision to staff at all levels of the business operation, brings order to complex situations and keeps a focus on business objectives.
Works with senior people responsible for the line business operation to ensure that maximum improvements are made in the business operations as groups of projects deliver their products into operational use.
Maintains the business case for funding the programme and confirms the continuing business viability of the programme or project at regular intervals.
Responsible for the defining of benefits and outcomes in a SMART way, covering Financial P&L impact (revenue / cost) and Non-
Financial Non P&L (regulatory, customer / employee satisfaction, reputation), working with the Accountable Execution to agree and sign-off the benefits.
Ensuring any risks, issues or assumptions against benefits must be outlined.
Working with the Finance Business Partner (FBP), agree sources of MI to track benefits, who will provide these, and in what reporting form.
Agreement of the governance approach for the periodic review of benefits.
The resource management process enables the effective planning, securing, recording and review of the resource capacity required to successfully deliver the defined deliverables through :
Defining and gaining appropriate sign-off for the programme’s resourcing strategy during the initiate phase.
Agreeing the approval and supplier management process for incremental hires and engaging with HR & CRES for on-boarding of new resources,
Creating and maintaining a resource demand profile as part of planning and monitoring activities, and formally requesting resource in a timely manner, and
Reviewing actual performance against plan.
What we’re looking for :
The role holder will have strong people management and leadership skills.
Experience of working in a matrix management environment.
Exceptional stakeholder management skills, with the ability to inform business decisions.
Strong analytical / problem solving mind set but with the ability and willingness to get into the details to find solutions.
Ability to build and leverage relationships.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to management upwards and downwards, working closely with senior business leaders.
Previous track record of PMO with extensive and demonstrable expertise in supporting large complex business and technical programmes of strategic significance
Strong experience of programme mobilisation, initiation and planning in addition to management of established programmes
Experience of managing business change / transformation challenges
Strong leadership skills with evidence of managing large teams across a range of disciplines and locations
A strong technical base and understanding in the use and delivery of change within the relevant technical disciplines
Fully up to date with developments in individual area of expertise and will be expected to keep abreast of emerging technologies and potential for application within the Bank.
Ability to negotiate and solicit engagement at all levels of the organisation, and strong experience of working with senior stakeholders (up to and including MD level)
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and influencing skills able to work with Executive committees, senior stakeholders
Integrity and trustworthiness in order to maintain the team’s reputation and standing
Strong problem solving ability to address new situations and efficiently handle any incidents which may arise
The role holder will have significant demonstrable commercial experience covering successful large scale Group wide programme implementation and management.
A proven track record of the full programme life cycle, employing a broad and diverse range of PMP best practice disciplines.
Experience of best practice project management methodologies and tools, combined with the ability to influence the business to adhere to best practice.
Gravitas and ability to have a strong impact and to influence key decisions, budget management, cost and benefit management and resource allocation.
Experience of having prior portfolio management experience gained within the Financial Services industry.
Experience of managing complex change successfully.
Skills that will help you in the role :
Proven track record of working in the Financial Services Industry
Demonstrable security awareness, and understanding of security in the broad business context
Formal external qualification / accreditation in project management methodology
Working knowledge of Barclays goals, financials, staff numbers and structure.
Good understanding of technology used to deliver software projects eg basic understanding of one or more tech
Good understanding on Cloud technologies.
Where will you be working?
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