Senior Project Manager

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP905-132

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Purpose:

- Establish and manage a programs across multiple areas of the Organization to deliver all activities within agreed constraints of time and quality
- Lead the delivery of internal and outsourced projects from project initiation to transition to operations so as to deliver projects on time and within budget and to meet the desired business objectives

Principal Accountabilities:

Program Management

- Direct the delivery of programs through active sponsorship, leadership and involvement in specific initiatives to ensure they meet time, cost and quality requirements
- Implement an effective review, reporting and presentation structure
- Conduct program evaluations
- Work closely with project managers responsible for delivery of the constituent workstreams within the program

Project Management

- Establish project plan and initiate project mobilization by confirming project scope, estimate, resources, roles and responsibilities
- Monitor and control execution of project though Analyze, Design, Build, Test and Release
- Provide leadership and decision making support by establishing project governance
- Perform project reporting including overall performance of the program and project completion documentation
- Lead efforts around work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
- Lead the design, development, and implementation of business perspective work plans to determine the required tasks and resources (process, functional, etc.) for complex projects spanning multiple business units
- Provide appropriate performance feedback for project team members.
- Coach and mentor project team members on best practices, including solution delivery and IT value.
- Provide input around the hiring, supervising, training and promotion of candidates as needed.
- Lead medium to large scale IT projects for a business unit within time, budget and specification constraints.
- Demonstrate competency in coordinating all aspects of a large, complex project involving multiple IT disciplines.
- Coordinate projects with other on-going efforts.
- Manage the scope change process and issue identification/resolution with all stakeholders.
- Monitor and communicate status to senior leadership.
- Communicate and incorporate feedback from customers.
- Craft and implement communication plans requiring cultural change within the organization.
- Identify and anticipate risks and issues.
- Facilitate resolution, mitigation, and appropriate escalation to senior management.
- Define quality standards and ensure compliance.
- Prepare project completion documentation with project performance, lesson learned.
- Act as a trusted advisor both to Head of Strategic Technology Office and Chief Technology Officer



- Extensive understanding in IT Project Management, IT Investment Portfolio Management, IT Finance and IT Vendor Management
- Excellent understanding Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology (processes, and deliverables)
- Excellent understanding of Banking Domains (Retail & Corporate, Banking Network, Product Development, Transaction Banking)
- Graduation degree or more.
- Professional certification in Project Management


- At least 10 years of experience in Program and Project Management, Business Analysis, Portfolio Management, IT Operating Model and IT Management
- Versatile in understanding waterfall and agile development methodologies and its pros, cons and implication in different scenarios


- Exceptional track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
- Experience of managing multiple and complex projects to quality, time and budget
- Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and to-specification delivery of projects
- Ability to manage Agile and Non-Agile projects
- Ability to manage relationships with internal business customers
- Excellent written and verbal English communications
- Analysis, conceptualization
- Leadership and team management
- Planning and organization
- Problem solving
- Excellent Interpersonal relations skills
- Stakeholder Management

About the Company

In 1969, when we at Commercial Bank of Dubai started out little did we know that sheer grit and determination would get us where we are today. An Emiri Decree issued by His Highness the Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the founder of modern Dubai, laid the cornerstone of Commercial Bank of Dubai. We started out as a joint venture of Commerzbank, Chase Manhattan Bank and Commercial Bank of Kuwait. A minority stake was held by a few UAE businessmen.

By 1982, little more than a decade later, we evolved into a National Public Shareholding company. A feat complimented by an exponential increase in the capital base and mammoth restructuring of our operations. The feather in the cap came when the Government of Dubai became a key shareholder.

Over the decades, we have transformed ourselves into a progressive and modern banking institution. We are supported by a sturdy financial base and reigned by a strong and stable management. The proof of which lies with our customers who have stood by us over the years.

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