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Senior Project Manager

Posted: 13 Oct 2021 Closes: 12 Nov 2021
Gurgaon Office Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 498669851

About the opportunity

About Technology

The Technology function provides IT services to the Fidelity International business, globally. These include the development and support of business applications that underpin our revenue, operational, compliance, finance, legal, customer service and marketing functions. The broader technology organisation incorporates Infrastructure services that the firm relies on to operate on a day to day basis including data centre, networks, proximity services, security, voice, incident management and remediation.

Purpose of your role

As a Senior Delivery Manager, you will play a key role working with Business leaders and Product Owners within Fidelity International to facilitate and lead the delivery of a number programme workstreams in support Fidelity's International's wealth management aspirations.

This is an internal customer facing and delivery focussed role with responsibility for the end to end delivery of technology change for the Wealth Programme. This role will be focussed on both managing the delivery of new application services and the alignment of several programme dependencies including product development, legal and compliance.

You will ensure the core business goals are understood and will help shape large, high risk and complex initiatives. You will work collaboratively with solution architects, UX designers, product owners and the delivery teams in order to ensure that solutions address the requirements of the business.

The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of working in an Agile environment using Agile tools and planning techniques. You will have experience working with full scale Scrum or Kanban and be a competent user of Jira and Confluence.

You will be required to effectively influence and assist key stakeholders, support multiple change initiatives and oversee and drive communication streams within the programme. A willingness to take on new challenges, collaborate and share knowledge freely with colleagues globally is also critical to success.

This role will face off to senior stakeholder in the organisation so the successful candidate will therefore be personable, articulate and have strong facilitation skills to help take initiatives forward.

As a senior member of the team you will be expected to drive innovation and continuous improvement, demonstrate leadership characteristics and display high degree of emotional intelligence.

Your Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and manage multiple delivery workstreams as part of a phased, multi-year programme.
  • Align with our business and external programme teams to ensure key dependencies and managed with plans that are robust and appropriate
  • Work with the Programme Leads to ensure that key initiatives are fully integrated into the overall plan of activities for the Global Wealth proposition
  • Contribute to the establishment of best practices within the group
  • Foster an environment of innovation, close collaboration and evolution in line with key organisation drivers
  • Support the adoption of Agile delivery methodologies within both our Technology and Business team
  • As a senior manager provide leadership and direction to technology delivery and support functions, within a matrix environment
  • Identify, communicate and implement appropriate mitigation for project risks and dependencies
  • Identify key resource requirements, ensuring adequate plans for the recruitment, development and retention of the appropriately skilled resources. Identify future resourcing needs both in terms of skills and numbers, ensure pipeline of resources matches future demand
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with senior leadership across the organisation

Your skills and experience

  • The successful candidate would be expected to have strong business analysis skills with a proven record of project participation and delivery ideally gained within a Wealth management business. The ability to understand technical design and assess approach to rectify any issues encountered is also important.
  • Detailed understanding of wealth management and how digitalisation is transforming the sector
  • Detailed understanding of discretionary fund management, wealth management investments flows & operations
  • Experience of working in global wealth or asset management organisations
  • Delivery responsibility for complex programmes of work, multi-year and cross functional with significant technology effort gained from a technology-based career path
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies and an ability to adapt and enhance this across a global team
  • Background in software Product Management and skilled in defining and prioritising feature backlogs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and to navigate complex decision points
  • Ability to pick up knowledge of the business, new technology areas, new processes/methodologies and apply these changes in the day-to-day working of the Technology organisation
  • Proven track record of delivery with complex, multi-year and cross functional programmes of work
  • Experience of delivering change to both internally built and vendor supplied solutions
  • End to end delivery experience using formal agile or iterative techniques (Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience presenting recommendations
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • Experience of delivering change using an offshore model
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage several tasks concurrently.

Experience and Qualifications

  • BE / B-Tech / MCA / Any Graduate
  • Overall 12-17 years' experience with at least 5+ year experience in software delivery & product management, handling small to mid-sized teams

About you

About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.5 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 countries and with $739.9 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.

As a flexible employer, we trust our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our clients and our business. 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. Data as at 31 March 2021. Read more at https://www.fidelityinternational.com/

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