- Role Type
- £50,000 to £60,000 dependent on experience
- Closing Date
- Company Info
Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you –how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.
- Department Info
With around one million customers, our retail business helps turn customers’ pension savings into lifelong retirement income and our corporate business looks after our defined benefit pension schemes ensuring they are effectively managed to protect against risk and achieve their maximum potential.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
- Job Duties
As a Project Manager you will have an important role in the delivery of the transformation and business growth objectives of the division. You will drive successful leadership & delivery of projects (Business and / or IT) that align to the LGR transformation outcomes that drive financial growth, operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Projects will be delivered to the agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality, and in accordance with the LGR project management governance framework. You will show leadership in the use of IT tools to enhance project outcomes and the culture of the transformation team. Energy, creativity, and a collaborative approach are key behaviours that underpin this role.
Identify business opportunities through stakeholder relationships, shaping ideas, creating and promoting solutions and gaining senior management buy-in.
Takes end to end responsibility for the delivery of up to 3 concurrent medium / complex business and /or IT projects, whilst establishing and maintaining fit for purpose governance to control and monitor the deliverables to the business in order to realise the benefits as defined in the approved Business Case.
Leads project planning, scheduling, resourcing controlling and reporting activities ensuring that project delivery and risk plans are prepared and maintained and issues are actively managed through to their successful resolution.
Delivers effective & timely communication & reporting to all interested parties including stakeholders and Senior Managers / Execs in order to support effective decision-making and manage the smooth and integrated delivery of projects, with minimal impact to the LGR business
Manages third party relationships ensuring that dependencies are identified and managed and deliverables are achieved, as defined in the project’s Initiation Document and without incurring unnecessary cost or delay to the project.
Facilitate all project estimates required for the business case and then review / monitor all project budgets across the life of the project, including Transformation costs, 3rd party IT costs, SME costs, Capital Costs etc ensuring that there are appropriate and effective governance arrangements to ensure that the project stays within approved budget levels (in line with the LGR Project Management framework).
Identifies and manages risks and issues to ensure that critical problems are escalated at the earliest opportunity and mitigating actions are implemented, in line with change control processes.
Understands the principles of Business Transformation and is able to translate these principles into business/people change activities and project outcomes
Ensure that the principles of Conduct Risk and Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) are embedded into your day to day operations to deliver good customer outcomes at all times. Ensure that all business processes and internal controls within your role are designed and performed in a way that delivers good customer outcomes and demonstrates effective management of Conduct Risk.
- Skills Required
Prince 2 Practitioner, Association of Project Managers (AMP),
Agile and Scrum – desirable but not mandatory
PROSCI – desirable but not mandatory
Background in Pensions, Annuities, Asset & Liability Management and / or Investments and understanding of the products, regulations and the UK Pensions market.
Outstanding project management experience required and proven delivery track record of change / transformation .
Adaptable approach to project governance & control.
Excellent communications, interpersonal and presentation skills in order to influence internal and external stakeholders
Ability to self-manage and work in a dynamic environment
Management experience including working with Business Analysts and Test Managers / Analysts.
The ability to manage and benefit from virtual meetings, with limited reliance on face-to-face meetings
The willingness to embrace new technologies and influence other parts of the business to adopt
A relentless drive towards paperless working, wherever possible
The willingness and ability to work without the constraints of a fixed office or desk location, focusing on outcomes and benefits, rather than tasks and measures
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days' holiday (plus one day after two years), private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.
For further information about the role, please contact Lynn Morriss, UK Resourcing Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org