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Project Manager

Full Time

Key Group

Project Manager Preston

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Are you a Project Manager looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Key Group is one of the most exciting, forward-thinking brands in financial services, focused on helping people unlock a better retirement since 1998. Our mission is simple: To be the UK’s leading later life lending company.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our team to be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, and execution of projects across the groups project portfolios.

The Project Manager will take accountability for the definition of project objectives and oversee quality/budget controls during the full project life cycle.

This role would suit a Project Manager with demonstrable experience of delivering both tactical change/IT initiatives to the business/client.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • The Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating AGILE project teams across the group.
  • Achieve a high level of performance and quality within the Project Manager role, and deliver agile projects that provide exceptional business value to our customers
  • Support the product owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
  • Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management along with adhering to (DoR/DoD) principles
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities and track against Jira sprint planning boards
  • Ensure project documents (PID/RAID logs) are complete, current, and appropriately reviewed with project stakeholders as part of the project lifecycle
  • Work closely with relevant project stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s)
  • Manage the project team (BA/SME/internal/3rd party internal/external technical resource pools) to define and document project scope/deliverables
  • Submit project status reports to stakeholders, defect tracking, release management, anticipate and react to change in-line with business demand
  • Responsible for producing sprint retrospective outputs to identify what was liked, learned, or lacked during sprint delivery to safeguard the achievement of continuous sprint improvement

We welcome applications for this Project Manager role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Project Manager, Financial Services, Project, Scrum Master, Agile, Project Life Cycle, MS Office, People Management, Manager, Communication Skills.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Tier 1 Pension
  • AXA Exec (self) Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Charity Day
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity package

Essential Skills

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • A proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies such as (backlog refinement, sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives)
  • A Project Manager with experience in managing medium/large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams (both on/offshore)
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects, ideally Scrum Master certified
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate Agile Project Management Tools such as (Jira/Confluence etc) along with all Microsoft Office Suite Tools
  • Distinct track record in a similar role within an SME, experience of working within the FS sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management principles
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Proven ability to help customers and operations team prioritise projects
  • Proven ability to work effectively with key stakeholders and project accountable leads

Personal Qualities / Competence:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including executive level
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • An individual who is highly driven/motivated with the ambition to succeed within an extremely fast-paced change environment
  • A person with excellent planning/organisation skills, with the capacity to work within a team, able to delegate, influence, and/or lead others during project delivery
  • A strong decision-maker with strong negotiation and conflict management skills is a key requirement

Desired Skills

Most of all we look for people who display and work around the core values of our business:

Ambitious – to break ground to help our customers enjoy a better retirement.
Supportive – relationships are key to everything we do.
Personal – going above and beyond to offer exceptional service.
Integrity – honest, true#, and transparent in all of our relationships.
Responsive – whatever the challenge we’ll deliver the right result.
Expert – experts in our field, our thirst for knowledge never stops

About Company

Our purpose is to help people finance a better retirement.

Our mission is to be the UK’s leading later life lending company.

Our connected portfolio of brands comprises of Key, Key Partnerships, more2life, The Equity Release Experts and Air Group.

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Essential Requirements

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • A proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies such as (backlog refinement, sprint planning, daily scrums, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives)
  • A Project Manager with experience in managing medium/large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams (both on/offshore)
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects, ideally Scrum Master certified
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate Agile Project Management Tools such as (Jira/Confluence etc) along with all Microsoft Office Suite Tools
  • Distinct track record in a similar role within an SME, experience of working within the FS sector would be advantageous but not essential
  • Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management principles
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Proven ability to help customers and operations team prioritise projects
  • Proven ability to work effectively with key stakeholders and project accountable leads

Personal Qualities / Competence:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including executive level
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • An individual who is highly driven/motivated with the ambition to succeed within an extremely fast-paced change environment
  • A person with excellent planning/organisation skills, with the capacity to work within a team, able to delegate, influence, and/or lead others during project delivery
  • A strong decision-maker with strong negotiation and conflict management skills is a key requirement

COVID-19 Project Manager Preston

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