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Project Manager - Products and Propositions

Location: Berkshire, United Kingdom Salary: £525 per day
Type: Contract Start Date: ASAP
Posted: 5 months ago Contact: Laura Bellamy

Our client a globally leading life & health insurer have just started a large programme of change and require multiple project managers to support the wider portfolio by owning large complex workstreams. We require project managers with proven experience with medium to large delivery on cross-functional business change projects with a large amount of stakeholder complexity.

Required background/ experience: 
• Working with a sponsor to translate a business opportunity into a well defined and planned project, enabling a safe decision on investment. 
• Establish robust and challenging delivery schedules, clearly showing what, how, who and when and highlighting the critical path. 
• Monitor and control progress v plan, identifying and focusing on the 'hot spots' and responding effectively to shortfalls. 
• Deliver key project messages (verbal and written) with clarity, engaging stakeholders, gaining buy-in and creating positive impact. 
• Establish appropriate monitoring and control regime with external suppliers of visibility and quality assurance. 
• Deploy risk management approaches and actively manage risks – with focus on the key areas that threaten the success of the project. 
• Considers the implications for the required business outcome, not just the project delivery when analysing issues and creating plans. 
• Engages and manages stakeholders effectively, resolving their issues. 
• Manage internal and external dependencies, highlighting and challenging assumptions and risks. 
• Execute the plan, monitoring progress and taking the necessary corrective actions. 
• Identify and manage the risks. 
• Manage the expectations of the business areas. 
• Manage external suppliers. 
• Help define and actively manage the critical success factors for the project. 

The insurance market as whole has seen significant change programmes to cope with post-merger integration workstreams of the back of mergers & acquisitions, digitalisation initiatives and a move away from legacy systems. If you have a background in managing projects of this nature this will be highly advantageous to our client so please apply now and I will reach out to you at my earliest opportunity.