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Programme Manager

Company details

Sopra Banking Software is one of the fastest growing Fintech companies, featured in IDC Fintech Top 100 Rankings! We build the technology that powers the world’s best financial institutions, enabling millions of people to access better financial services.

We are committed to employing a diverse and creating an inclusive culture where all our people can be themselves and succeed on merit. So if this sounds like a culture you would like to be part of then be assured that we will welcome your application.

We believe our people are our greatest asset. We actively encourage the professional development of our employees with on the job training, learning from our subject matter experts, access to our Sopra University e-learning, and the benefit of external training opportunities.

As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a confidential consumer credit check and DBS check. This is a straight forward credit check for CCJ’s, bankruptcy and a criminal record check, however if you wish to know more about what is or is not acceptable please ask our recruitment team.

Function

Sopra Banking Software has a unique opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager to take a leading role in our existing project management practice. As a dedicated Programme Manager to one of our largest retail banking customers, you will be responsible for programmes of work through their full lifecycle, and take responsibility for the overall programme success.

As a Programme Manager, you will be managing a variety of retail banking system projects covering system implementations, new releases, upgrades, and system migrations, as well as security, hosting, and cloud native projects.

Your main responsibilities would be:

• Responsibility for a full programme of projects within our retail banking portfolio
• Working closely with Client Account Director to develop new business opportunities and long term account strategy and roadmap
• Set direction and determine strategy for delivery including resourcing, financial and commercial
• Discuss strategic matters with internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent stakeholder management to create new opportunities
• Ability to operate at strategic, operational and tactical as required
• Oversee existing Project Managers allocated to the Programme
• People management such as 121s, appraisals, and setting of goals and objectives
• Reporting on programme and project progress, weekly, quarterly, and annually
• Build working relationships with the current Head of Programme and Project Office
• Champion existing PPM best practice

Profile

Required skills and experience:

• Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering projects and programmes
• Experience delivering programmes / projects from a 3rd party supplier perspective
• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Experience working with teams from an R&D, Professional Services, and Managed Services background
• Qualified in a Project Management / PMP certification
• Programme Management Qualification preferred

Beneficial experience:

It would be advantageous to have experience of retail banking systems from a project / programme perspective and to have a business knowledge of the mortgage process and ancillary systems e.g. Collections/Arrears management.

Offer

By joining the Sopra Banking Software team you will enjoy our excellent rewards and benefits schemes including a 6% pension contribution, employee share scheme (buy one get one free), an option to buy or sell holiday days, medical insurance, critical illness cover, a health cash plan, and an openness to discussing flexible working arrangements, plus many more excellent benefits.

Salary range from £75,000 - £95,000 p/a

  • Placed on:Thu 19 December 2019
  • Location: Bristol

Sopra Banking UK

Office 1 The Square, 2 Broad Street West
S1 2BQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

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