Thursday, October 24, 2013

Project Director

The Project Director has delegated responsibility from the business to run the project on a day to day basis within the scope and powers agreed by the project steering committee.

The key responsibility of the Project Manger is delivery of the required project deliverables, within the specified time frame, within the specified cost and to the required quality level. Ensuring that the Project delivers the benefits presented in the Business case is also the responsibility of the Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

• Ensure the delivery of the agreed and defined deliverables.

• Lead, encourage and manage the project team.

• Planning and monitoring on the project.

• Confirm agreement with any delegation or transfer of project assurance (ISO 9000) roles by the project board.

• Prepare and communicate the Project Definition Documents.

• Produce as required plans and schedules for the Project, individual Project Stages and Exceptions with Team managers and other key project personnel. Ensure that these are agreed by the client and steering committee.

• Assess, control and manage the risks to the project, prepare mitigation and contingency plans.

• Day to day consultation and liaison with the programme team if the project is part of a programme. In these circumstances responsibility for ensuring a good scope fit between the different projects (no overlap or gap).

• For overall progress and resource deployment, including initiating corrective action where required.

• Change control, variations and configuration management.

• Project level reporting via monthly reporting, steering control meetings and ad hoc reports.

• Overall direction and integrity of the project, in consultation with Project Board and Quality Assurance (ISO9000) team.

• Identification of lessons learned and production of the project closure report.

• To source appropriate mentoring, support and advice on any aspects of the project where this is required.

• Project Administration and record keeping.

• Communications with any external or internal suppliers and SunGard account managers.


• Bachelors Degree level or equivalent



• Extensive previous professional experience of working as a Project Manager

• Knowledge of programme/project management methodologies with in-depth knowledge of at least one methodology.

• Significant experience of delivering projects which have delivered to cost, quality and timescale.

• Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of written and verbal formats with a wide range of people - external individuals, organisations and agencies

• Strong presentation skills

• Experience in business analysis and solution requirements definition for delivering commercial IT solutions

• Experience in implementation of work streams to deliver commercial solutions

• Experience of working with customers outside the organisation

• Experience of co-ordinating the activities of staff

• Experience of working with Senior Managers

• Experience of a delivering projects in a variety of environments and for a variety of business purposes.

• Experience of working on more than one project or work package at one time


• Professional experience of working within a financial services or Banking organization, especially Risk or Front Office

• Has been sole Project Manager for a software based project of at least 2000 man days effort



• Ability to lead others when there is no direct line of command. Engender co-operation and communication rather than operating in hierarchical boundaries.

• Highly flexible in style able to provide strong leadership and direction including delegating, motivating and developing members of the project team. Substantial proven leadership and a record of successful management.

• Excellent project management skills including project management tools and techniques.

• Adopts a holistic approach to planning encompassing cost, scope and benefits in the light of resource, constraints and risk.

• Familiar with project risk management techniques including formal reviews where risk is put in the context of business benefits and cost of delivery.

• IT literate – Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office are actively used.

• Well developed communication skills including extensive report writing skills and face to face interaction in both small and large groups.

• Strong presentation skills

• Focused on getting results within challenging timescales

• Ability to analyse problems and produce a range of options, culminating in a preferred solution.

• Ability to make rational, realistic and sound decisions based on consideration of all the facts and alternatives available.

• Ability to develop, lead and implement projects which cross business unit and functional boundaries.

• Ability to understand the 'bigger picture', through thinking innovatively. Being outward looking whilst being able to translate the main business drivers of the project into deliverables, plans and specific outcomes.

• Understands customer’s needs and takes appropriate action to meet their requirements.

• Strong time management skills and motivation – ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

• Manages levels of stress in an appropriate manner, which ensures that standards of work are maintained and deadlines met.

• Ability to manage a project budget.


• Technical skills in more than one or more of Delphi, SQL, C++, C## or ASP.NET


• Relationship Building

• Analytical Skills

• Planning & Organising

• Communication

SunGard’s solutions for capital markets help banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants and other financial institutions improve the efficiency, transparency and control of their trading and processing. From market connectivity, trade execution and securities financing to accounting, data management and tax reporting, our solutions provide cross-asset support for the entire trade lifecycle. We help our customers increase efficiency, make more informed decisions, improve their use of capital and manage risk more effectively.

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