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Project Manager

Posted: 17 Jan 2022 Closes: 16 Feb 2022
Gurgaon Office Competitive
Permanent & Full-time FID_J28528

About the opportunity

Department Description

The UK WPFH Group is charged with the development and operating model for Fidelity's Wrap platforms for the Personal Investing business and FundsNetworkTM, including implementation of new tax wrappers, web front end and service layer, interfaces, document composition and production, STP/automation and migrations from legacy systems. Our objective is to be the 'supplier of choice' for all IP services to our businesses as well as having the clear mandate to identify the future opportunities that will maintain and extend Fidelity's lead in online financial services.

The department is currently expanding to satisfy the high level of demand for both short term tactical project delivery and the execution of a programme of strategic development which will see the complete reshaping of our platform capability and customer experience through the replacement and enhancement of our existing platform capability which supports our growing direct and intermediated businesses in the region.

Purpose of your role

This vacancy is for a highly motivated Project Manager to manage projects and technology change initiatives in this area. The right candidate must be able to ensure end to end delivery of all initiatives in with highly predictable manner, aligning various teams and stakeholders, with high quality and increasing velocity, encompassing current and future views of the business needs and the existing and newer/better technology solutions to those needs.

The successful candidate shall oversee all aspects of an engagement(s) using planning, monitoring, and controlling processes as per the Fidelity guidelines and standards, and shall be responsible for completion of projects on time, on budget and meeting the requirements. To this end, PM will perform a variety of tasks including coordinating all resources and stakeholders, planning and setting milestones, assigning responsibilities and monitoring, creating high performing project teams and form excellent working relationships with senior customer representatives across multiple business and System teams.

The right candidate will provide thought leadership to
  • Favourably maintain the product's (in house built or vendor implementation) value proposition in line with business strategy & objectives, including the total cost of ownership and competitive differentiation that it can help create
  • Exhibit a high-level ownership and look at continuous improvement opportunities
  • Influence business and technology stakeholders
  • Facilitate clear communication and collaboration
  • Understand modern programming and testing constructs and be able to leverage the best methodology for the product(s)
  • Lead, develop and work with a high performing, self-organised & cross functional team

Key Responsibilities

Product Management
  • Convert business and technology inputs into insightful business recommendations and a compelling product vision
  • Communicate the product's long- and short-term priorities across the organization in the form of product roadmap and focus on delivering a Minimum Viable version
  • Break down the business inputs into granular stories that deliver incremental value and help stitch together the return on investment as those stories get delivered.
  • Keep the backlog recent and be able to say 'No'
  • Own both the change (CTB) for the products
  • Be aware of contemporary industry & competitive practices, products and strategies in the specific domain and use this knowledge to evolve the product
  • Be the product evangelist in the organisation

Delivery
  • Exercise end-to-end ownership of the products - starting from ideation till expiry, using the DevOps model with as less hand offs as possible
  • Deliver features with high test automation and ensure deployments into production on demand and independent of interfacing products
  • Run product working groups and steering committees and share the accurate updates to keep the stakeholders informed
  • Monitor the delivery metrics to spot trends and take appropriate actions in the spirit of relentless pursuit of quality
  • Create detailed plans where necessary, managing constraints and risks and communicating effectively
  • Work collaboratively with other teams and keep business stakeholders sufficiently involved during delivery of features

People
  • Foster a culture whereby team members are empowered to make decisions in the best interest of the product and willingly take high personal accountability for their decisions & actions
  • Guide the team such that they embrace the constructs of a high-performing, self-organising team - ensuring team goals take precedence over individual goals
  • Continuously communicate within the team to ensure clear visibility and understanding of their individual roles and growth aspirations.
  • Lead a team comprising of poly-skilled people with ability to work across different technology stacks
  • Facilitate intelligent risk taking and use every mistake as a team learning opportunity. Encourage people to think out of the box and challenge norms smartly without diluting quality and controls in the production environment
  • Continuously communicate within the team to ensure clear visibility and understanding of their individual roles and growth aspirations.
  • Lead by example and earn the respect of your team - use principles from 'servant-leader' concept

Experience and Qualifications

  • 10-14 years' experience with at least 5+ year experience in software delivery & project management, handling small to mid-sized teams
  • B.E. / M.C.A.

Essential Skills

  • Expert level knowledge of any structured software development life-cycle methodology (preferably Agile or Iterative development)
  • Experience of tools like Atlassian suite, Confluence etc.
  • Experience of leading medium and large sized projects
  • Experience of providing global systems solutions & knowledge of internationalisation aspects
  • Experience of working with multi-cultural teams in a geographically diverse environment
  • Experience in delivering and maintaining products (including 3rd party vendor apps) with cross geography teams is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach and learn from others
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment

Desired Skills

  • Strong interest in Technology and its applications
  • Experience in Investment Management business domain.

About you

About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.56 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $783.6 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.

Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $567 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

We are committed to being a truly flexible employer, encouraging and trusting our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our business, our colleagues and our clients. We offer the maximum possible flexibility over where and when you work for all, considering your role and any local regulations. We call this new approach "dynamic working".

Find out more about what we do, our history, our new approach of "dynamic working" and how you could be a part of our future at https://careers.fidelityinternational.com/about-us

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