The role will be focused on managing Enterprise Risk Management software implementation projects for European insurers, with an initial emphasis on solutions for Regulatory Capital Modelling and Solvency II compliance. The role sits within the PMO function within ERS Insurance, and requires collaborative working with a range of other internal stakeholders.
This is a client facing role and strong client management skills are essential. The Project Manager must successfully align stakeholder expectations and provide a robust approach for jointly managing issues.
The role also provides the opportunity to build and manage an implementation services project management team and to champion and embed a Project Management culture across the various Insurance services teams.
The Project Manager will be joining a fast growing business within a top tier global ERM software provider to the banking and insurance industries, with opportunities for development and for driving challenging and rewarding projects to successful outcomes.
A willingness to engage, learn and contribute to the functional and technical challenges on client projects is a must. This is a great opportunity to gain rapid exposure to blue chip clients while helping a new team develop its implementation and deployment processes.
As Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing the implementation and all aspects of client deliverables.
Managing delivery of concurrent software implementation projects to include;
Data mapping of source systems to our RiskFoundation Data mart
Modelling of Assets and Liabilities within our RiskIntegrity solution
Validating Asset and Liability cash flows
Projection of economic scenarios
Configuring the calculation engine
Populating, troubleshooting and explaining Quantitative Reporting Templates
Managing delivery partner input to the project. A variety of partner models are used by Moody’s Analytics and this will need to be managed for each project.
Liaison and consultation with the client to determine scope and requirements
Take ownership of the project. Identify project risks, plan, organize and manage the deliverables across the project lifecycle. Manage against project budgets and balance staffing requirements across a number of concurrent projects.
Managing the client’s expectations and managing the communication to and from the client. This also includes identifying & escalating client-side risks
Coordinate activities with clients, internal teams and within ERS Insurance, tracking progress of development against plan and budget. Alerting senior management of issues that might impact successful on-time / on-budget delivery
Coordination of post implementation support as necessary
Obtaining client acceptance upon successful completion of the project
Actively oversee and manage all functional requirements, functional specifications, technical specifications, test plans and user acceptance tests for assigned projects
Responsible for ensuring communication between internal and external technical teams, also including partner and subcontractors, throughout the projects lifecycle from pre-sales to inception, execution and close.
Collaborate with colleagues in ERS Insurance to share knowledge, provide support and cover for when needed
Develop content for the PMO team e.g. templates, presentations, documentation for both external and internal use
Contribute developments to our software implementation services offering
You will also be responsible for Cross projects PMO tasks (resource allocation, project portfolio review, Lob Dashboards, …)
ERS Insurance is responsible for developing and delivering ERM software to the Insurance, Pensions & Wealth Management industries.
BSc in Computer Sciences / IT / Engineering or similar is preferred
Relevant professional qualifications (e.g. Prince 2, MSP, PMI certification (e.g. PMP®), IPMA certification, certified Scrum Master)
A strong client focused orientation with the drive and enthusiasm required to achieve results and ensure customer satisfaction.
Strong track record of successful and timely delivery of software implementation projects (experience of the vendor side an advantage)
Project management experience in an insurance environment or financial software organisation serving insurers (experience related to Regulatory Capital and/or Solvency II projects an advantage)
Experience in managing remote teams
Experience in managing vendor relationships
Clear written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex business and technical concepts to a wide audience.
The ability to actively oversee and manage all Functional Requirements, Functional Specifications, Technical Specifications, Test Plans and User Acceptance Testing for assigned projects.
Fluency in French & English is essential.
Understanding of technical concepts, development techniques, operating systems and database subsystems such as Oracle and SQL Server preferred
Understanding of solvency and capital calculation processes preferred
Experience of managing Data Mapping between systems of financial and risk data an advantage