Senior Project Manager
The Senior Project Manager has overall project responsibility. In order to achieve success, the Project Manager should work closely with the Head of Delivery with respect to staffing requirements and funding availability for the Avaloq business unit.
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for completing the project(s) on time, within budget, and meeting the quality criteria and requirements.
The Senior Project Manager in the development center coordinates with the Project Manager from the client side (bank). He / she, in coordination with team / development team lead, is responsible for assigning tasks to development team, developing and tracking log that details all the tasks to be carried out, consultants assigned to work on each task, milestones and deadlines for deliverables, and overall phasing of the project.
He / she accomplishes project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities.
Manage a portfolio of software development projects for the Avaloq business unit
Ensure project methodologies and procedures are always followed
Maintain staff productivity and organize training where required
Establish and maintain the quality assurance policy and quality measurements (KPI)
Resolve escalated project requirements issues, remove barriers and obstacles for the project
Review / approve commitments to external entities (e.g., customers, vendors)
People Management :
levels of each staff member, current project allocation and expected availability dates are readily available as basis in allocating staffs to projects.
Equip projects with right kind of skill sets and experience levels.
Project Management :
Project Initialization Phase
Validate Project Plan together with the team / development lead and the test lead, tailoring the plan to reflect project needs.
Develop the supporting plans such as cost, risk, schedule, quality, resource, and communication plans
Obtain stakeholder approval and acceptance of the Project Plan
Obtain organizational commitment and support for completion of project task assignments, timing and quality
Project Development Phase
Develop and distribute project status reports. Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule & quality)
Develop and manage corrective action plans
Evaluate project performance and initiate change requests as required (scope, cost, schedule or quality)
Review project risks and establish risk response plans
Monitor release packaging of the solutions
Plan and initiate the implementation tasks for the onsite team
Manage issues and concerns occurring during the onsite implementation
Obtain client and management approval and acceptance of completed project
Complete project closure process
Monitoring of the team's progress and management of the team's deliverables
Creation of daily status reports via email
Creation and update of issue tracking
Produce monthly KPI reports and release issue tracker
Resource planning and allocation
Timesheet monitoring and processing overtime claims
At least 10 years' experience in project management
Must have prior experience executing Waterfall and Agile projects
Must have experience with offshore software development and delivery
Prefer industry experience in banking
Any experience in core banking is a plus
Should come from a software development background
Has worked with all levels of stakeholders including C-level
Experience working with banking executives is a plus
Good to have worked internationally or similar to multination experience
Proven leadership and strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent business communication skills
Excellent organization and coordination skills
Good analytical and problem solving skills - experience with complex issues resolution highly preferred
Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree