Project Planning Director - New Project Planning Banking Function - London, £90k plus Banking Benefits

  • 90k Plus Bonus & Bannking Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • NDK Consulting Ltd
  • 27 Sep 16

Project Planning Director role within a newly formed Executive Planning function for a City based Bank that are experiencing a period of organic growth. This newly created function will sit between IT and Operations, with the remit to provide guidance & planning for the banks projects and programmes of work that sit in each business area, and those that overlap throughout IT and Operations. With a wide and exciting remit main tasks will include the design of a variety of new processes that will streamline how projects are reported, managed and delivered throughout IT and Operations business areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help design and build this new planning function
  • Creation and implementation of  project planning processes and methodologies
  • Project Planning to include budget, road maps, shared information, milestones, deadlines and delivery
  • Creation of new processes to control deadlines and commitments
  • Form strong relationships with stakeholders across IT and Operation areas to ensure successful and timely delivery of projects – enforcing project planning processes and ensure deadlines and milestones are reached and can identify bottle neck issues
  • Reporting of progress to senior management
  • Creation and management of shared & reporting information systems

Key Skills

  • Proven track record in complex and large project planning initiatives
  • Full Project Management lifecycle experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills –ability to liaise with stakeholders across the business with a diplomatic approach
  • Degree Educated in relevant field – Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Accountancy etc
  • Prince2 certified – a  MBA would be desirable
  • Proven track record in budget planning and management - PM, Project Manager, PMO, Programme Manager background would suit
  • Banking background is essential


The Project Planning Director would be ideally suited to a proactive, dynamic experienced individual that has strong project planning skills. This is a new function so a green field site and would suit an ideas type person with the ability to follow through and roll out new initiatives. PMO, Project Manager type background, with very strong communication and presentation skills, and who would be excited to help build this new function.