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Programme Manager

Churchill Court, Bromley, BR1 1DP
Fixed Term Contract (Fixed Term)
Full time
The role


We’re actively looking for people to join our teams, and we’re committed in protecting your health and wellbeing during every step of our recruitment process. If you’re successful in securing a role with us you’ll find we’ll be doing things a little bit differently! This may mean you’ll initially join our team working from home. During this time we’ll work with you to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need and that you feel part of our outstanding DLG team!

About Us

Direct Line Group is one of the top tier motor, home and small business insurers in the UK and home to some of the nation’s best-known brands: Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG. Our mission is to make insurance easier and better value for customers.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team as Transformation Programme Manager. This is a home based role with occasion travel to our Bromley office, when it is safe to do so.

The Role

Programme Manager for all aspects of DLG deliverables within Shared Service initiative. The responsibilities will include driving the programme to deliver to plan, meeting key landmarks, assisting with key decisions and managing key partners.

What you'll be doing:

Assisting with project planning, defining key activities and timelines, resource plan, communication channels

Monitoring and reporting on timelines and results, budgets, constraints and project risks and critical success factors

Effectively managing internal and external partner communication.

Managing project leadership and successful delivery of the agreed programme outcomes.

Managing programme execution and aligning programme achievements to ‘outcomes’

Line management of Business Analysts, development and test teams where applicable

Unblocking the impediments and enable the team to make progress further on daily basis.

What we are looking for:

Qualified Programme Manager/equivalent with excellent understanding of waterfall and Agile methodologies

Strong experience of leading projects, bringing in standard methodology control frameworks and processes.

In-depth knowledge of financial shared services operating model and frameworks used in Financial Services/Insurance industry

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to interpret and present quantitative finance data

Motivated to find end-to-end solutions and work cross-functionally and with remote teams

Deliver to tight timeframes in a constantly evolving environment and sometimes shifting priorities

Competent with MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Atlassian products such as JIRA, Confluence

Significant partner management experience

Excellent communication skills

Experience working with off-shore/global delivery teams

Experience in leading multi-discipline teams, including business analysts and offshore developers, release management and other technical / business teams