Technical Project Manager
M&G Investments
London
3d ago

At M&G our vision is : to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey.

We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers.

  • To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others;
  • embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

    We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people.

    We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender / gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity / nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks.

    We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

    What you can expect from us :

    We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to :

  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
  • How do we support our employees :

    All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice.

    The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues.

    It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work / life balance and mental health support.

    The Role :

    M&G Plc has the ambition to become the best loved and most successful savings company. A key enabler of this strategy is the underlying Technology that will support our growth agenda with new technical propositions, recruiting and retaining the right talent, as well as transforming our cost-base through simplification and automation.

    The Actuarial Delivery manager role is a key member of the corporate functions strategic project team. The role will report to the Head of Delivery CFT and will have end to end accountability for the delivery of a transformation programme or a large workstream.

    This opportunity that would suit an actuary from a consulting background in particular (or an Actuary with a wide breadth of project focused experience).

    Key Responsibilities :

    Leadership on a corporate function transformation programme or key workstream Ensuring that systems and tools keep pace with rapidly evolving business needs Partner with the business lead, programme managers and technical resources to deliver key milestones in a complex environment Work with key business stakeholders to define the programme / workstream scope, and identify and prioritise requirements Lead and manage the technical delivery resources, work with cross functional teams with a focus on quality deliverables within agreed timelines Ensure that technical solutions are effectively delivered, aligned to the M&G technical strategy and deliver value to our business partners Ensure that the technical solutions are fit of purpose and aligned to the architecture roadmaps As part of the Programme senior team, collaborate and work effectively with peers to deliver quality and value for the function Manage the smooth transition from the project delivery team into BAU Introduce programme management rigour and discipline across all programmes Be able to articulate complex problems, risks and solutions to key stakeholders.

    Adhered to all frameworks and policies Understands the different phases of product / service delivery lifecycle in Customer Technology and is able to contribute to, plan or run these phases

    Knowledge Skills & Experience :

    3+ years’ experience working with Actuarial teams

    Exposure to Willis Towers Watson products or similar preferred.

    Good knowledge on the IT Industry and emerging trends particularly with a focus on enabling world class business solutions

    Knowledge on best practices, strategies, and processes associated with the ITIL (information technology infrastructure library) framework

    Detailed knowledge on best practices and methodologies relating to engineering delivery including product development, and DevOps

    Working knowledge of financial services regulatory and legislation frameworks.

    Experience working within a complex matrix management structure and managing a diverse range of senior stakeholders and third party technical providers in an off-shore context.

    Experience in leading large delivery teams / functions in the delivery of a large portfolio of complex delivery programmes

    Experience of working within a complex matrix management structure & managing a diverse range of senior stakeholders.

    We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to :

  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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