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NPP Delivery Project Manager

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NPP Delivery Project Manager
Job Description Summary
NPP Delivery is changing how it delivers its compelling technology solution, shifting rapidly to collaborative/Agile approaches for all solutions, providing an entire development community with a set of modernised and integrated development/testing tools.
These changes will have a dramatic positive effect on morale and our ability to recruit and retain highly skilled people, where they will be fully engaged with the stakeholder community and the Payments Industry.
Further, we will be delivering with a speed to market hitherto unprecedented at NPP Delivery and equal or faster to the rest of the Payments industry - this will enable us to realise our ambitions by winning deals due to the improved reputation of VL, and also via the demonstration of a modern delivery capability.
The Project Management community is absolutely fundamental to these ambitions We need PMs who can rapidly embrace and move to a more Agile environment, with a flexible, can-do attitude within a freshly empowered and motivated community Strong stakeholder management and client-facing skills are also essential.
It is within this context that we are recruiting a PM to initially work within the Payment Scheme Sub Portfolio However the successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate the flexibility to work on assignments across the UK portfolio, which could include infrastructure delivery as well as software development projects and new customer on-boardings.
Project Management responsibilities on any UK Project:
Manage the overall coordination, status reporting, financials, schedules and stability of project-oriented work efforts, ensures that project goals and objectives are met within agreed upon time, scope and resource requirements
Develops detailed project plans and manages all implementation processes within budget constraints
The Project Manager will seek to maximise client satisfaction and where appropriate aim to protect and maximise revenue streams associated with a project in line with product and sales expectations
Projects up to £1m in value, medium in , an average risk profile and complexity
The Project Manager will:
Manage medium-d project/initiatives as an individual contributor with advanced knowledge within discipline, leading a segment of several initiatives or a larger initiative
Responsible for planning, developing, and executing project schedules, ensuring compliance, resolving issues, and monitoring project budget and potential risks
Effectively deal with and develop solutions to moderately difficult problems
Provides input into new products, processes, standards or plans in support of the business
Lead complex initiatives and projects
Regularly communicate to the status of specific project deliverables, and interact with clients as required to manage the delivery
Liaise with external third party suppliers, internal customers and stakeholders (for example NPP Delivery Operations)
Have a basic understanding of any pertinent contract related to the project assigned and a broad understanding of the contractual commitments that you have to meet
Minimise any commercial or reputational risk to NPP Delivery on projects as directed by the product owner
The Project Manager must:
Have experience working in cross-functional environments and on small to medium projects
Have experience in an Agile working environment
Be a self-starter and a driver for process & continuous improvement within the team
Have a strong commercial focus on activities that contribute to the performance of NPP Delivery providing measurable value to the business
Accurately estimate and provide input into the forecast budget and resource demand
Have a broad understanding of all contractual obligations and constraints
Have experience of running projects with a budget of up to £500K
Have experience of interacting with 3rd party suppliers and vendors
Strong understanding of risk management
Strong stakeholder management skills are essential
All about you:
The Project Manager must consistently demonstrate the following key essential competencies:
Focus on delivery with a 'get it done' attitude
Customer focus
Self confidence
Initiative and problem solving
Teamwork and coaching
Influencing and communication skills
Strong stakeholder management skills
Planning, Estimating and task management
Financial control and budget management
Leading with vision
Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, both waterfall and agile
The Project Manager should be able to demonstrate the following desirable competencies:
Knowledge of the Payments Industry and Financial Services an advantage
Business case and benefits realisation
Knowledge / experience of infrastructure project delivery a plus
Process improvement / IT transformation experience
Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.
Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​
If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact [Confidential Information] and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

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