VP Technology Programme manager

Alexander Ash Consulting
07 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Client My client a leading investment bank with operations all over the globe and a strong British presence, is currently recruiting for a VP Technology programme manager to join them on a permanent basis in London. Your role will be to to lead a Technology project / program and to provide oversight and management and leadership to over ~15 individuals spanning across both direct reports and individuals in matrix managed teams. Skills Evidence of continuous professional development in an IT role including promoting Agile and DevOps methodologies and delivery frameworks Demonstrable experience and evidence of success in leading a technical stream of a large project Experience of commissioning and managing services and relationships from third party suppliers Experience of line-management a small to mid-size team Formal project management training and experience with a proven track record of 5 years of successful delivery of large scale technology programs and portfolios Good understanding of the Banking industries and their underlying technologies Strong leadership qualities with ability to guide and motivate teams, including matrix managed ones across various streams and regions, to navigate successful outcomes Experience of working well with colleagues in Business Change with ability to explain complex concepts with a non-technical lense and to propose viable approaches and solutions Responsibilities Overall accountability for specified Head Office technology program delivery and escalation point for activities relating to the project / program stream team Overall line-management of 5-10 direct reports to set objectives and conduct appraisals and continually improve their performance and results Overall budgetary and financial accountability on project / program to ensure effective spend against agreed budgets, working in partnership with Change and Functions Business Managers Ownership for build, upkeep and improvement of systems and to keep progress against the migration of core technologies to the cloud Supply management with vendors Ambassador and representative of Technology solutions and matters, facing off to and working in partnership with peers in Business Change, Business users and consumers of systems and data. Must be a key communicator with ability to forge long lasting and key relationships with peers, both internally and externally across the industry Governance - to ensure policy and strategy is in compliance with various bodies covering PMO, Security and regulation