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Delivery Manager

Date:  14-Mar-2023
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Programme Manager, Delivery Management


What we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?


GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and  culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.


Role Summary  


We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Programme Manager to join our Retail Banking division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in setting up banks and delivering end-to-end banking solutions, testing and migration to the cloud, and establishing cloud IT banking operations.


Role Responsibilities 

•    Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of multiple, complex, and large-scale programmes within the Retail Banking division
•    Ensure alignment of programme objectives with the overall business strategy and objectives
•    Manage stakeholder relationships and engage with senior executives to secure buy-in and support for the programmes
•    Develop and implement governance processes, standards, and methodologies to ensure effective programme management and delivery
•    Oversee the work of cross-functional teams, including IT, business operations, and external partners, to ensure successful programme delivery
•    Monitor progress, identify risks and issues, and take proactive measures to mitigate them
•    Ensure timely and effective communication with all stakeholders, including status updates and progress reports
•    Manage the budget and resource allocation for the programmes to ensure optimal use of resources
•    Manage and co-ordinate GFT and client stakeholders and resources to effect a successful outcome for the client 
•    Produce, maintain and evolve project charter, coordinate project plans, resource plans, and related project management, ensuring all requirements and objectives are met
•    Lead detailed plans to deliver project objectives, engaging with partners and critically assessing requirements
•    Ensure that risks, issues, and dependencies are clearly identified, managed and mitigated to minimise impacts on the organisation and our customers
•    Provide clear, accurate, timely and actionable information that allows technology and business partners to understand delivery status, progress and performance
•    Partner with Business and Technology stakeholders to align on delivery and ensure business value is achieved based on the corporate strategy
•    Ensure that there is high visibility and transparency of programme portfolio health to enable senior management to make informed decisions
•    Deliver compliant solutions following best practice, standards and regulations


Required Experience

Technical Skills:
•    Proven experience as a Programme Manager in the retail banking industry
•    Strong knowledge and experience in delivering end-to-end banking solutions, testing and migration to the cloud, and setting up cloud IT banking operations
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Experience with project and programme management methodologies, such as Agile, Prince2, or PMP


Behavioural Skills:
•    Strong leadership and decision-making skills
•    Excellent planning, organisation, and problem-solving skills
•    Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
•    Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
•    Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
•    Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
•    Ability to work in a modern and agile organisation with a start-up mindset 
•    Ability to lead a dispersed team allocated to a variety of projects
•    Sets clear goals and consistently delivers against them


What can we offer you?


At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site 1 or 2 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.


Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.


GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are  inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda. 

Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.

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