About the role
An opportunity has arisen for two permanent Project Managers to join the Acquisition and Integration team. These roles will provide leadership, management and governance within high profile programmes in the Group & ServCo. Integration, and Migration domains. Ideal for candidates with strong project or programme management experience and a track record of delivery.
Your excellent stakeholder engagement, risk management and people leadership skills will be able to be utilised and grown within this portfolio of work stretching across most areas of the Phoenix business. Individuals with particular experience in Finance, Integration, or policy migrations would be of particular interest, however this will not preclude strong candidates from being considered.
Plan, lead and monitor project activities and people in order to achieve the stated project objectives - on time, within budget and to agreed quality standards
Give clear direction and leadership to the project team - ensuring that the identified vision and strategy for the project is effectively communicated
Agree Business case content with Sponsor and revisit this at regular intervals once baselined
Ensure project activity adheres to standard change process expectations
Proactively manage risks, issues and dependencies ensuring robust mitigation is in place understanding the level of impact
Actively control change and understand its impact on the wider portfolio
Present projects for review in the appropriate governance forums and project steering groups to demonstrate compliance and effective risk management
Lead the initial scoping of the project to ensure business case, project objectives, deliverables and success measures are appropriately defined
Produce high quality project documentation, including plans, actions, decisions, risks, issues, incidents and governance in line with project objectives
Identify and actively manage stakeholders throughout the project to ensure project sponsor, steering group and other stakeholders are kept informed of project progress
Take a holistic approach, and align projects/programme goals and objectives with strategic direction of the organisation
Lead important and complex initiatives with limited support
Provide consultancy and input to scoping of new ideas and process improvements when the opportunity arises
Apply project management tools and techniques appropriately to effectively manage the project to successful delivery
Secure and maintain the appropriate resources required to ensure project delivery
Manage the project budget, track trends and project future costs and time over/under runs
Oversee implementation of project solution (in appropriate phases)
Close the project in a controlled manner ensuring a lessons learned has been completed and the closure report is signed off by the Sponsors
Ensure the smooth transfer to BAU as part of closure and programme benefits are delivered to and owned by the business
Influence wider Project Team to ensure correct priorities are being worked on
Offer alternative approaches/solutions where appropriate e.g. in more complex situations
Provide appropriate challenge and constructive feedback on tasks performed within project/programme
Proven track record of handling of managing projects/programmes including the appropriate management methodologies and techniques
Excellent stakeholder management skills with experience of influencing senior level stakeholders
Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in the projects/ programmes
Strong leadership and management skills, able to create a sense of community amongst the members of the programmes
The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
Good negotiation skills
Project/Programme level financial/ budgetary skills
Experience of risk assessment and management principles and processes
Prince 2 (or similar Project Management Accreditation)
Join the Phoenix Group, and you join a unique organisation. Its not just the 10 million policyholders we serve, or the Â£240 billion of assets we look after. Or that weve been listed as one of the UK's Top Employers for seven years running. Its the fact we manage predominantly closed life funds in our Heritage business. This means we can focus our innovative thinking and energy into improving outcomes for our existing customers and their customer experience.
But thats not all. We also have an Open business which manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs. We also market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLifes market leading Guaranteed Over 50s plan? Having acquired Standard Life Assurance Limited in 2018, Phoenix is now the largest consolidator of heritage life insurance funds in Europe with a vision to be Europe's Leading Life Consolidator.
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Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 18th August 2020.
All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.