Technology Strategy Project Manager

  • Competitive
  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • J.P.Morgan
  • 15 Oct 18

Technology Strategy Project Manager

Our Corporate Technology team relies on smart, driven people like you to develop applications and provide tech support for all our corporate functions across our network. Your efforts will touch lives all over the financial spectrum and across all our divisions: Global Finance, Corporate Treasury, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, and within the Corporate Administrative Office. You'll be part of a team specifically built to meet and exceed our evolving technology needs, as well as our technology controls agenda.
The Strategy Project Manager role facilitates creation of technology strategies, program and project frameworks and solutions supporting Technology within Global Finance, Corporate Treasury and Risk Management. This role focuses on value-creating approaches to IT, bringing mission-relevant criteria to IT investments and helping teams to think about IT's ability to improve operating results. This role focuses to drive execution of the firm's highest priorities and top strategic initiatives, develop expertise in a variety of functions and businesses, and hone problem solving, modelling, solution creation, program delivery, communications and thought leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hands on day to day management of initiatives and projects, supporting Architect leads and accountable to overall PM lead including but not limited to:
  • Project/workstream and milestone planning, delivery, timeline, scope, and artefact management (including applicable documentation)
  • Risk and Issue - management and escalation
  • Communications across stakeholders & status reporting
  • Prioritizing issues, analysis, and solution creation
  • Identifying implications of data and analysis with the team
  • Analysing business process and re-engineering processes, implement new process and drive execution and delivery on those
  • Working collaboratively with team members across line of business and cross functional teams. Ability to drive and facilitate discussions and activities across functional teams.
  • Create concise high quality reports and communication materials for senior management. Articulate key messages in high quality visual PowerPoint presentations

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
  • Diverse problem solving experience, such as with a top management consulting firm or in other PMO, process re-engineering areas within technology environments across financial services sectors
  • Experience with application development or architecture or infrastructure (in strategy process consulting, PMO, project manager, capacity)
  • An outstanding ability to analyze problems, apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written), work well in cross-functional teams
  • A track record demonstrating a high level of personal initiative, setting and achieving challenging goals, and demonstrating skills to create, structure new initiatives and deliver on the agenda
  • Excellent and efficient MS Excel and PowerPoint tools (absolutely required)
  • Ability to handle multiple mid to large project assignments simultaneously
  • Experience understanding software development practices, processes and methodologies
  • Ability to influence stakeholders to take action / facilitate buy-in of recommendations
  • Ability to work with a team of SMEs to assess needs, understand requirements, and syndicate solutions
  • "Own" overall project success, direct strategic thinking and approach, quickly identify most critical aspects of problem and appropriate solutions within the applicable constraints
  • Produce project materials that are on target, on time and of the highest quality standards
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with senior executives, team members and peers
  • Ability to think creatively and have flexibility; ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills - build relationships, and obtain required information from partners at all levels
  • Positive, pro-active, can-do attitude and strong control mind-set
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Practical understanding of Project Life Cycle
  • Excellent multitasking and prioritizing skills
  • Financial industry experience preferred
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree with experience in strategy, process consulting and PMO areas.
  • Experience supporting strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, or IT transformation
  • Exposure to technical arena and understanding of system development, process improvement and infrastructure
  • Experience in financial services industry and Management consulting strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with at least one named project management methodology
  • Excellent written communication - able to synthesize data, and simply articulate a message
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint. CA Clarity, PPM, MS Project, working knowledge of SharePoint are a plus.