IT Project Manager

Infrastructure

ago

Location

West Midlands, Solihull

Hybrid

Salary

£65k+

Experience Level

Entry

Junior

Mid

Senior

Expert

Our Client

Global Financial Solutions Provider

SPECIALTY

Personal Loans, Revolving Credit, Loan Consolidation Solutions, Payment Facilities/Short Term Credit, Real Estate Credit, Short Term Credit, In-Store Credit, Retail Credit Card, Car Leasing Services

INDUSTRY

Financial Services

Company Size

20000+ Employees

Aubay's Take

Our client is a leading finance provider in the UK and Europe and is part of one of the world’s largest financial entities. In this fast paced digital first world, our client provides responsible consumer finance solutions in a B2B and B2C capacity and offer a variety of creative strategies and adaptable lending choices that convert aspirations into reality. Their vision is to be a driver of positive change and to provide helpful and affordable finance options that customers can trust and use every day. Over the last 50 years, our client has built a portfolio of over 27 million clients and employs more than 20,000 employees globally – with a team of around 700 here in the UK. With their firm focus on creating a leading working environment with a strong emphasis on inclusivity and CSR, our client has been recognized as one of the top employers in the UK for three consecutive years.

Benefits from Aubay

At Aubay UK, people are at the heart of our business. We offer a competitive remunerations package which includes a range of benefits. You will receive continuous support from our dedicated team of Talent Acquisition Specialists who will support your career development and success during your assignment with our client.

25 Days Annual Leave

Perkbox Discount Scheme

Work From Home Opportunities

Pension Scheme

Opportunities to Work Directly with our Client

Training Opportunities

Discount Holidays at I'Aero Chalet

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Role Summary

Aubay is seeking an experienced IT Project Manager with expertise in on-prem infrastructure, networks, and servers to join our global client in the Financial Services sector. Your core responsibility as the Project Manager will be to actively manage risks and deliver project deliverables in line with set timescales, budget and quality levels, in order to achieve the benefits predefined within the business case. The ideal candidate will possess a background in Financial Services and a blend of Agile and Waterfall skills, being able to adapt to a hybrid project management environment. Join our team and play a pivotal role in key projects, leveraging your expertise and collaborative spirit to deliver exceptional results.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Prince2 and/or Agile Project Management Certification
  • Over 5+ years of experience managing simultaneous complex programmes / projects within Financial Services
  • Experience of working within a matrix management programme and Business as Usual (BaU) environment
  • Broad knowledge of IT platforms and technologies
  • Strong infrastructure experience and previous experience with server migration projects
  • Knowledge of Software Application Development in both Waterfall & Agile
  • Self-starter who will work on own initiative and drive others
  • Delivery focused / results driven with effective problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Effective risk assessment and management
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management ability
  • Proven budget control and cost management experience
  • Understanding of key legal and compliance regulations
  • Strong MS Product skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), Team Foundation Server (TFS) etc.


Key Role Responsibilities

  • Lead projects focused on transitioning on-prem infrastructure (networks and servers).
  • Manage server migrations with precision and efficiency, minimizing operational disruption.
  • Utilize a hybrid project management approach, blending Agile and Waterfall methodologies as needed.
  • Leverage financial services expertise to align projects with industry-specific needs and regulations.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to ensure project alignment with organizational goals.
  • Follow the established Project Management Methodology and produce key project management documents.
  • Prepare necessary reports, including status, specialist, and exception reports.
  • Identify, secure, and efficiently deploy both external and internal project resources.
  • Develop and maintain the project plan, monitoring activities and taking corrective actions as needed.
  • Review and accept work packages throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage budget, teams, and work streams day-to-day to ensure product delivery and meet specific project goals.
  • Identify, assess, and manage project risks, including contingency planning.
  • Conduct risk assessments at key points in the project lifecycle and address issues efficiently.
  • Adapt management style to project circumstances, team dynamics, and the level of change required.
  • Foster an environment where colleagues are encouraged to suggest continuous improvements.
  • Manage key stakeholders, adapting approach and stance as circumstances change.
  • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and statutory obligations within the assigned responsibility area.
  • Participate in required training, building on own professional development and expertise.