IT Project Manager

Job Title: IT Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
REF: 917346_1525970434
Contact Name: Greg Mckenzie
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Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

As the IT Project Manager, you will work for a global leader of the General and Reinsurance markets. You will have full responsibility for the end-to-end delivery of a bespoke CRM system that will change the way in which the entire business handles its end-to-end recruitment process.


  • Define the scope of the project by discovering, analysing, defining, and documenting the requirements that support the business goals.
  • Ensure scope is agreed with all stakeholders
  • Agrees terms of reference to enable costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful completion of the project to be estimated
  • Accountable for planning and monitoring the project
  • Prepare project and exception plans. Obtaining approval from the Executive Steering Committee
  • Liaise with all appropriate parties (including Security, Business Partners, Data Privacy, Legal, Technology, Vendors) to ensure clarity of project scope, deliverables and expectations via effective communication
  • Ensures that appropriate progress monitoring and facilitation disciplines are in place and adhered to. This includes the setup and running of appropriate meetings, preparation and distribution of status reports and minutes
  • Manage the production of the required deliverables including monthly status reports detailing accomplishments, issues and tasks in progress, Project Control Processes, Procedures, Change Control, Risk Management (risk tracking, mitigation and issue tracking)
  • Ensure that dependencies within the project and between other projects are identified.
  • Report to the Executive Steer Co and internal clients at an agreed frequency and at the end of each project stage - extra reporting may be required in exceptional circumstances
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and appropriate use of resource, taking corrective actions where appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring project deliverables are demonstrably fit for purpose. Appropriate sign‐offs have been obtained to demonstrate that a project implementation has met the stakeholders, project management group, compliance and business objectives to enable go‐live
  • Throughout the project, review lessons learned and implement mitigating actions where appropriate
  • Ensure the project is closed in a controlled manner
  • Produce and agree approval of project budget (cost benefit analysis) and re-evaluation throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Management of change impact against the project budget and ensure that any deviance to the project budget outside agreed tolerance is reported to the project board.
  • Accountable for managing delivery against the project budget
  • Scrum Ceremonies - Responsible for facilitating daily scrum, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings

Experience Required

  • Agile/Scrum experience
  • Financial Services experience (Insurance preferable)
  • Experienced in the end-to-end delivery of Software or Systems focused projects (CRM systems preferred)