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Programme Management – Manager

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

We are looking for experienced Managers to join our FS Consulting Practice.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of banks, leading in providing advice and assurance in relation to complex transformation programmes.

KPMG has a proven track record of helping clients in this area and we have significant growth plans given the opportunities arising from continued regulatory scrutiny and increasing regulatory change.

Our team members possess a variety of core advisory and assurance skills and have considerable industry knowledge and specialist expertise in financial services risk and regulation.


The role

As a Manager in the team, you will be involved in providing support to the day to day delivery of all aspects of business development, client targeting, growth and client delivery. Core elements of the role will require you to:
- Set the standards and requirements to be followed by the project in compliance with the programme/organisation
- Ensure effective processes are in place to support the project and resolve issues effectively and timely
- Collaborate with stakeholders and wider team, collate and distribute regular communication, reporting packs and updates as per project cadence
- Provide support in facilitating meetings and workshops including document agendas, minutes and actions for meetings and ensure appropriate follow up
- Maintain and responsible for the accuracy of PMO Documentation including RAID Logs, Status Reports, Change Logs and Decision Logs
- Provide general support for the senior project manager in all elements of the project and oversight for junior team members
- Contribute to the excellence of the PMO function by maintaining the change framework, induction packs and document library, ensuring compliance with organisational standards
- Facilitate governance and improved decision making through assurance, communication and reviews eg via project health checks, audits, stage gate reviews and lessons learned
- Review project plans with key stakeholders and colleagues to provide challenge and feedback to ensure consistency and quality
- Engage with stakeholders to understand resource requirements and develop resource plans
- Provide support in understanding costs and forecasts to manage the overall portfolio and project level finances
- Depending on assignment, may work across projects to ensure the business adheres to the same standards and support identification of dependencies, risks & issues between teams
- Undertake other Transformation & Change lifecycle roles/responsibilities as required
- Be an active member of the Transformation & Change Team


The person

Desirable knowledge and experience:
- Confident and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity in a project environment
- Demonstrate expertise across engagement and practice teams
- Excellent communication and presentation skills to people across all levels of an organisation
- Able to apply logic and problem solving to complex Finance business problems
- Knowledge of the key issues and challenges currently facing CFOs in the financial services sector
- Take personal responsibility for the quality of delivery
- Instil a positive team mentality, even when under pressure, by treating their colleagues well and creating an inclusive culture
- Comfortable and confident around senior stakeholders, internally and externally
- Experienced in keeping projects on track and delivered to plan
- Familiar with PMO strategies, processes, and methodology
- Strong expertise in MS Office applications e.g. Microsoft Project, Word and PowerPoint
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Conversant in both waterfall and agile methodologies
- Comfortable with technical concepts and flows
- Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environment Pragmatic approach to delivery and can-do attitude


Qualifications and skills
- 3+ years in a PMO role
- A professional and relevant qualification e.g. PRINCE2
- Strong attention to detail: project timelines, risk assessments
- Stakeholder management and a clear, confident communication style
- Ability to communicate across multiple workstreams and identify inter-dependencies, risks and issues
- Able to challenge members of the project team to make sure reporting is accurate, and individuals are accountable for their commitments
- Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills, including an ability to communicate well with and influence senior stakeholders (internal and external) in writing and verbally


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