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Project Manager - Financial / FSS Sector

IBM Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP805-1006

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

- Leads Transition and Transformation projects/programs to achieve milestones and objectives
- Defines, Plan and Implements repeatable project/programs plans and procedures.
- Design and implement applicable Governance Framework and management communication strategy with Customers and various stakeholders.
- Solves complex problems on the project/program activities and contributes to the development of the functional strategy.
- Lead matrix teams to achieve all project objectives and requirements on schedule, Service Level Agreement applicable to the projects and within budget.
- Presents complex Project Plan, Dependencies, Resource Planning, makes decisions within project governance structure and guidelines.
- Define the project life cycle and the major milestones within that life cycle
- Define the products\\functions to be delivered at each stage of the life cycle and estimate the time required
- Structure the project into tasks, activities and deliverables and dependencies
- Determine & Plan budget and resources per task, activity, deliverables and define roles and responsibilities
- Identify, track and own closure of all issues and actions; escalate issues to IBM management when appropriate and necessary.
- Manages approved budgets for projects or programs and track project finances
- Identify, track and own closure of all issues and actions; escalate issues to IBM management when appropriate and necessary.
- Present project status to the Project/Program Steering Committee
- Control any scope changes through a clear Change Management procedure.
- Ensure that quality policies and processes are implemented and managed.
- Responsible on the project documentations, maintaining repository and version control of documents.



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- Minimum 10 years of experience in project management
- Previous experience in digital transformation initiatives
- Vertical industry expertise in the banking and finance Sectors
- Hands-on working experience with Transition and Transformation and Change Management methodologies and best practices
- Experience on Transition and Transformation methodology from ITIL, COBIT framework
- Experience in Cloud and Security services projects with multi-service partner involvement for an end to end project implementation
- Broad business exposure and direct experience in implementation of technology business change and process improvement initiatives
- Broad knowledge and familiarity with emerging technologies (IoT, Blockchain, Microservices,...etc.)
- Certification PMI and/or Prince2 and experience in project management framework and best practices.
- Candidates must have excellent communication skills in English, Arabic is preferred
- Previous experience in KSA banking/finance sector preferred.

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life at IBM
What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Being You at IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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