Senior Project Manager – Commercial Bank of Dubai , UAE

Job Purpose:
Establish and manage a programs across multiple areas of the Organization to deliver all activities within agreed constraints of time and quality
Lead the delivery of internal and outsourced projects from project initiation to transition to operations so as to deliver projects on time and within budget and to meet the desired business objectives

Principal Accountabilities:
Program Management
Direct the delivery of programs through active sponsorship, leadership and involvement in specific initiatives to ensure they meet time, cost and quality requirements
Implement an effective review, reporting and presentation structure
Conduct program evaluations
Work closely with project managers responsible for delivery of the constituent workstreams within the program
Project Management
Establish project plan and initiate project mobilization by confirming project scope, estimate, resources, roles and responsibilities
Monitor and control execution of project though Analyze, Design, Build, Test and Release
Provide leadership and decision making support by establishing project governance
Perform project reporting including overall performance of the program and project completion documentation
Lead efforts around work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
Lead the design, development, and implementation of business perspective work plans to determine the required tasks and resources (process, functional, etc.) for complex projects spanning multiple business units
Provide appropriate performance feedback for project team members.
Coach and mentor project team members on best practices, including solution delivery and IT value.
Provide input around the hiring, supervising, training and promotion of candidates as needed.
Lead medium to large scale IT projects for a business unit within time, budget and specification constraints.
Demonstrate competency in coordinating all aspects of a large, complex project involving multiple IT disciplines. Coordinate projects with other on-going efforts.
Manage the scope change process and issue identification/resolution with all stakeholders.
Monitor and communicate status to senior leadership. Communicate and incorporate feedback from customers.
Craft and implement communication plans requiring cultural change within the organization.
Identify and anticipate risks and issues. Facilitate resolution, mitigation, and appropriate escalation to senior management.
Define quality standards and ensure compliance.
Prepare project completion documentation with project performance, lesson learned.
Act as a trusted advisor both to Head of Strategic Technology Office and Chief Technology Officer

Qualifications
Extensive understanding in IT Project Management, IT Investment Portfolio Management, IT Finance and IT Vendor Management
Excellent understanding Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology (processes, and deliverables)
Excellent understanding of Banking Domains (Retail & Corporate, Banking Network, Product Development, Transaction Banking)
Graduation degree or more.
Professional certification in Project Management

Experience:
At least 10 years of experience in Program and Project Management, Business Analysis, Portfolio Management, IT Operating Model and IT Management
Versatile in understanding waterfall and agile development methodologies and its pros, cons and implication in different scenarios

Skills:
Exceptional track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
Experience of managing multiple and complex projects to quality, time and budget
Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
Ability to manage Agile and Non-Agile projects
Ability to manage relationships with internal business customers
Excellent written and verbal English communications
Analysis, conceptualization
Leadership and team management
Planning and organization
Problem solving
Excellent Interpersonal relations skills
Stakeholder Management

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