Senior Project Manager Senior Project Manager …

in Östermalm, Sweden
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 21
in Östermalm, Sweden
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 21
Senior Project Manager
Role Description

The Project Manager is responsible for the end to end management of projects to contracted time, quality, and budget requirements. This will involve leadership of a distributed project team in multiple locations, and the proactive identification, management and resolution of risks and issues throughout the full project lifecycle.

This may involve the delivery of a single large scale project or multiple smaller projects. This is a client facing role and requires the ability to build strong relationships with customers, often at a senior level.

In line with our strong global growth, we are about to commence a major Swedish client project in November 2020. To support our growth and delivery in Stockholm, we're looking for a new Project Manager to join our local delivery team and to strengthen our Swedish presence and capabilities. A successful candidate likely has background in technology or management consulting and is experienced in leading large projects within financial services industry.

Role is based in Stockholm, Sweden with a future opportunity and possibility to travel and lead projects abroad in any of our global hubs.

Specific Role Responsibilities

Delivery Management
  • Manage the delivery of the project through the full project lifecycle, from initiation through to implementation.
  • Ensure the project delivers in-line with the FNZ project methodology.
  • Develop and maintain an end to end project plan that delivers the agreed scope of the project to time, budget and quality criteria.
  • Take accountability for working with all FNZ Directorates/areas to agree scope, timelines and artefacts in order to ensure delivery of the project in line with overall agreed plan.
  • Take ownership for the overall estimating process for the project, and working collaboratively with the Lead Business Analyst, the Delivery Manager, and the Test Manager, estimate the work effort required to deliver the project scope within the agreed timescales and budgets.
  • Provide timely, precise, accurate and comprehensive project MI and reporting to the PMO, Head of Delivery and Client Director as required.
  • Identify and manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies through the full project lifecycle. Ensure mitigation plans are in place for all risks and issues, and take ownership for ensuring these mitigation plans are executed, or escalate to the Client Director or Head of Delivery as is appropriate.
  • Ensure project changes are managed in line with the FNZ project methodology, and all commercial changes to the project are agreed with the Client Director.
  • Ensure all 3rd party suppliers are engaged appropriately and contracts are in place and managed to ensure the required outcomes for FNZ.
  • Ensure all operational readiness activities are undertaken in line with the FNZ project methodology, and that appropriate training and handover takes place ahead of implementation.
  • Ensure the project conducts a post implementation review and that lessons learned are captured and shared with the rest of the PM community.

Team Leadership
  • Lead, manage and motivate a local and a virtual team in multiple geographic locations, communicating project progress, and ensuring all team members take accountability for delivery.
  • Provide coaching, advice and support performance management with line manager's where necessary.
  • Ensure a culture of continuous improvement on the project, support process improvement initiatives, and identify new process improvements.
  • Be an active member of the PM community, contributing to team sessions and central improvement initiatives, and sharing best practice and lessons learned.

Experience required
  • Financial Services preferably investment or pension experience.
  • Dealing with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Dealing with and setting up of off-shore sites.
  • Dealing with resource consultants.
  • Significant experience in leading the delivery of business critical projects, preferablySoftware implementations within Financial Services.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Good communication skills and capable of working with customers and internal staff.
  • Experience of managing stakeholders to executive levels.
  • Fluency in English and Swedish desirable.

At FNZ, we recognise that diversity, inclusion, and accessibility are important factors for our success. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Recruitment decisions at FNZ are made in a non-discriminatory manner where all employees are valued and respected. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported thus, ensuring our recruitment process is fair and equitable for all applicants.

Please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure FNZ's recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at to discuss specific requirements.

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