Project Manager

Dickens Heath
£55,000 per annum
12 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Manager
Solihull, West Midlands
£55,000 - £65,000

SSP is a global provider of technology systems and solutions across the entire insurance industry. We provide core technology solutions, distribution and trading capability, advanced analytics and solution delivery.

We work with 8 of the top 10 UK insurers, 4 of the top 10 global insurers and over 40% of UK brokers. Our broking technology processes transactions worth over £5 billion gross written premium and our teams are responsible for developing and delivering some of the most cutting-edge software in the insurance market. By helping our customers to define their requirements, SSP maps the journey and builds the solution.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Project Manager to join our Operations Team based in our Solihull office.

What being the Project Manager with SSP will involve:

This role requires a resilient and delivery focused Project Manager who will be responsible for managing an individual work stream/project and feeding into the PMO and wider programme governance. They will report into the Project Team Manager / Team Lead and must be able to deliver in a matrix management environment and build relationships quickly.

As an experienced Project Manager, they will be expected to monitor actual performance against planned to ensure scope, schedule and budget goals are met. Part of the role is to collect inputs and prepare ad hoc / weekly / monthly status reports, explaining any deviations from planned scope, schedule and budgets. You will need to have strong documentation skills with detailed meeting minutes and an audit trail of changes, actions, risks, issues, decisions and lessons learned.

This role requires a strong character with the ability to push back and formally manage and document changes in scope, schedule and budget. This Project Manager needs to be able to anticipate and resolve issues through negotiation and leveraging a range of resources, working cross-functionally, and manage escalated situations as proactively as possible, involving Programme Management. To this end you must be a confident communicator, good at building relationships quickly and be able to deliver through matrix management. The ideal candidate will have strong stakeholder management skills and have experience of managing stakeholders at all levels in a demanding environment.

Based in our Solihull offices, there is an expectation for the successful candidate to travel to the client site in Cheltenham for 1-2 days per week and make occasional visits to our office in Halifax.

What experience we look for from you:
- Experience of successfully managing a number of sizeable projects through all project phases, from inception to sign-off.
- Previous extensive experience of working on external client projects and internal projects.
- Demonstrable experience with operating formal project management methodologies.
- Previous project budget management.
- Demonstrable knowledge of the Insurance industry and its processes and procedures gained through academic study or direct experience.
- Extensive relationship management - customer interfacing at pre-project phase, during project and post completion with demanding clients.
- Someone who has had a career background in either IT or Insurance.

A career with us:
SSP believes the most valuable asset for any business is the people it employs. It is crucial therefore to employ and invest in the best. We have a strong, clear vision - to be the leading provider of insurance technology software - and our values describe what makes SSP unique, and capture the SSP spirit that runs through everything we do. The Project Manager plays a crucial role in delivering our vision and values through you, your team and the business.

We reserve the right to withdraw a vacancy prior to the closing date.

Note to Agencies: We currently have a PSL in place and we are not looking to engage wider to this PSL.

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