Director (Support and Business Planning)

£115k - £125k pa + competitive benefts
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
International and world renowned financial services group require for their growing team a Director of Business planning and support. With a large presence in the US, Ireland, China, the Middle East and UK, they offer a full range of banking services to businesses of all sizes. Committed to innovation and supporting technology within the Financial Services space.

They are looking for a candidate to provide support and to meet business objectives. You will have the ability to understand, partner and orchestrate the many different perspectives essential to successfully deliver projects across the EMEA region. You will serve as one of the main focal points through which business initiatives will be measured and monitored, reporting directly to the 'Business Implementation Director'.

*Agreement of deliverables and milestones, then project manage the successful delivery of EMEA business led strategic and tactical initiatives. These plans may include extending existing US business lines into the EMEA geographies.
*Identify and track US based initiatives that impact the EMEA business and work with the business to implement changes required by these US initiatives.
*Project manage the delivery of tactical changes within the EMEA business, resulting in the constant improvement of product and service performance
*Facilitate timely decisions to maintain scope, schedule and budget at both the project and individual initiative level.
*Establish and operate practices to encourage risk identification and management, defect prevention/early detection, and escalation/resolution of potential issues within new initiatives, providing management information to senior managers within the UK and US.
*Provide regular reporting and management dashboards, utilising the PMO support, on the progress of projects to US and UK committees and senior management across the enterprise as they are implemented.
*Identify key issues within the EMEA business and address weaknesses through a thoughtful and strategic approach
*Work collaboratively across the business and the various functional areas to implement initiatives in that are efficient and scalable.

Skill Requirements:

*Experience managing multiple, complex and cross-functional/cross-geography business initiatives/projects
*Broad knowledge of the financial services industry
*First-hand experience performing multiple roles associated with the "end to end" business initiative/ project life cycle including:
*Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitation, organisational, prioritisation, decision-making and conflict resolution skills
*Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills including senior management level presentation skills and ability to communicate with leadership across business teams
*Identify control requirements related to business/project initiatives
*Systems and business analysis
*Execution focused - able to operate at a "hands on" level without compromising effective delegation
*Understanding/experience of IT project delivery

This role will cover a wide range of disciplines supporting many initiatives across the business and will be responsible for the operational sign-off on business requirements, functional specifications, user acceptance and readiness tests.

This is a permanent opportunity to join an international business that is growing from strength to strength. A business that takes pride in working to core values of being enterprising, ethical, driven, dedicated and united.

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