Program Manager

Program Manager

Location : Germany

The Company

Our client empowers financial institutes to focus on growth and tomorrow´s business by delivering outstanding IT solutions and services.

As a full-service provider, it takes full responsibility for the clients´ central IT requirements, from conceptional design and software development up to service and support.

They cover all relevant areas of the digital banking business including core banking systems, payment transactions, sales solutions, construction financing and self-service systems.

Position overview

For the purpose of accomplishing Wave 1 of the banking platform transformation as well as for following waves and programs, our client is looking to recruit an experienced Senior PROGRAM MANAGER with a grown banking background. The PROGRAM MANAGER will be part of the Professional Services department which is responsible for all projects internally as well as with clients and business partners.

In order to lead and manage big and complex projects in the area of banking platform transformation, the PROGRAM MANAGER has to be of the highest caliber and well-suited to the tasks they have to fulfill. To be considered as a potential candidate for the position it is required to have a track record in managing teams of +/- 50 persons. The proven skills and knowledge should be based on experience in multi-project-management gained in digital transition and migration projects with a maturity of at least 3 to 5 years.

Main tasks

  • Initiation, planning and operational management of complex IT programs and large IT projects in compliance with the project goals in terms of deadlines, quality and economics. The task includes employee deployment planning, responsibility for the cost budget and regular reports on the project status.
  • Design and moderation of workshops and meetings with representatives of all project participants (IT providers and bank representatives) in all project phases, i.e. from conception to solution design, testing to roll-out
  • Representation and responsibility of the projects/programs at senior management level towards department heads, managing directors and board members
  • Identification of project problems and risks, prompt making of necessary decisions and problem management via appropriate measures
  • Support in the development and establishment of best practice procedures and methods in the field of digital transformation projects such as migration factories and mergers
  • Acting in an international working environment with English-speaking colleagues from France, Belgium, Poland and other European countries

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Successfully completed studies in computer science, business informatics or business administration or a comparable qualification
  • Proven experience in managing several large and complex IT projects with durations of at least 3-5 years
  • Experience in managing project teams with 20-50 employees from different areas
  • Strong leader with excellent communication skills who knows how to convince customers and project staff and has operational and pragmatic implementation and enforcement skills
  • Familiar with the design and presentation of steering committees at board level
  • Experience in banking, especially from large transformation projects and ideally experience in the development and support of core banking systems
  • In-depth knowledge of project management methods (waterfall and agile procedures) and their application in different projects and programs in line with the situation
  • Very good understanding of the processes, products and relationships in a bank
  • Excellent ability to enforce both technical and commercial decisions with customers
  • Experienced in working in an international environment with different cultures (Europe-wide and possibly also with offshore centers in India)
  • Several years of work in an IT or management consultancy as well as a project management certification underlines the passion for the topic
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • Willingness to travel, flexibility, resilience

 

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