GDPR Programme Manager - Financial Services - London

Job Title: GDPR Programme Manager - Financial Services - London
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £700 - £850 per day
Reference: BBBH15954_1500912970
Contact Name: Bethany Young
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2017 17:16

Job Description

Company Description

A market leading global financial services institution, providing a critical service for its leading Investment Banking, Commodity Houses and Broker Dealers clients. Based in Europe, it has now expanded to operate across four continents.

Job Description

  • Provide overall program leadership, guidance, and manage all aspects of a given programme, including requirements gathering, business case creation, and implementation
  • Provide steady leadership in the face of uncertainty, change, and aggressive deadlines common to a rapidly growing company with an evolving business model.
  • Develop resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support for projects and for the day-to-day operational activities
  • Demonstrate extensive business acumen and professional judgement in applying the change framework, with context of project/programme priorities, and holding others to account for non-adherence.
  • Driving fact-based and objective decision making at a senior level, gaining alignment around complex and high-impact decisions.
  • Providing counsel to senior stakeholders, delivering constructive challenges and managing conflict to navigate wide-reaching business issues and deliver strategic objectives.
  • Proactively set performance expectations and help project managers and subordinates manage expectations of delivery and requirements, yielding consistent results
  • Review programme budget variance and scope change requests, and participate in the budget-resolution process
  • Ensure that the scope of the projects within the programme align with business priorities
  • Manage programme-level risks and inter dependencies
  • Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders
  • Lead cross-functional meetings and foster teamwork; drive escalation and resolution of issues
  • Address escalated resourcing issues with project manager and resource manager, as needed
  • Optimise resource allocations across complex projects/programmes, ensuring balance of business priorities, current and future resource requirements, team capability, and development opportunities.
  • Support and coach project managers within the programme
  • Provide technical expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of programme, projects, and initiatives
  • Provide programme reporting and status to senior management
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the matrix organisation
  • Direct project management of large-scale, complex projects that may involve multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop the project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related project management artefacts
  • Evaluate trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value
  • Anticipates issues and delays and evaluates trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value, effectively assessing and resolving high priority project risks.
  • Defines and reports on project progress and achievement of project milestones, regularly updating key and senior stakeholders on project status
  • Identifies areas for methodological improvement and implements changes through working with the PMO team.
  • Build, lead, and coach multiple project teams throughout project life-cycles
  • Facilitate all operational checkpoint activities throughout the life-cycle of projects
  • Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered
  • Ensure all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company
  • Continually update relevant business stakeholders of project status and periodically publish project status reports
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in routinely briefing key stakeholders on different aspects of assigned initiatives
  • Represent the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall and integrated delivery plan
  • Ensure end results are of the highest calibre with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit

Governance and Risk Management

  • Quantifying impact of programme risks, maintaining an open dialogue with senior stakeholders.
  • Responsible for facilitating and chairing regular project meetings and follow-up with project team members as required.
  • Responsible for the project wide implementation of processes, policies and best-practice for change management where appropriate, ensuring (and measuring) adoption and effectiveness
  • Preparation, collation, and distribution of project status reports, ad-hoc presentations, and reporting (including executive and senior management reporting).
  • Ensure governance procedures are adhered to
  • Work with the Portfolio Manager to understand and manage the delivery risk within the project - drive out, track and reduce project level risks
  • Accountable for reducing the probability and impact of programme level risks, engaging with stakeholders to develop & implement solutions.
  • Adhere to and manage the planning standards and process across the programme, ensuring transparency on key deliverables and dependencies so that stakeholder and project objectives can be achieved, and delivery can be tied to cost.

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