Delivery Manager

Barclays - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (30+ days ago)

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Job Title: Delivery Manager
Location: Chennai
Grade: VP

About the Team
Barclays UK - Information Industrialisation and Transformation Barclays UK IIT is providing services for IMCC, Information Management, Information Business, Control IT and many other areas. BSS IIT is part of wider IIT team catering services to all of these sub functional areas within IIT. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any ground
Overall purpose of role
Responsible for the overall leadership and delivery of large projects / programmes requiring significant effort in business and technology processes and systems resulting in transformational change. Overall accountability and end-to-end delivery management for a set of related initiatives as defined by our business and portfolio framework.

Key Accountabilities
o Accountable for and the advanced knowledge of: project delivery activities aligning to the business case.

o Accountable for and advanced knowledge of: scope, schedule and cost constraints inherent within the retail banking change environment at the programme / large project level and how they intersect with key enablers required for successful delivery (integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, HR management, communications management, risk management and procurement management).

o Accountable for and advanced knowledge on programme planning, including the progressive elaboration of scope into detailed work packages underpinning a critical path at the programme and large project level.

o Accountable for and advanced knowledge of: the creation, management, and execution of a risk management framework including risk trigger/identification, risk assessment, risk composite indexing, risk control, and risk mitigation.

o Accountable for and advanced knowledge of: the creation and execution of a programme / large project control framework encompassing resource management, financial control management and governance/compliance management.

o Overall accountability for the delivery of an end-to-end business and technology solution supported by the supply chain (internal and external) across multiple processes, systems and infrastructure.

o Leads direct reports (Senior Project Managers) deputizing for the Programme Director as required. Acts as a role model in terms of behavior and commitment to collaboration across the change delivery organization

o Lead and champion key activities to enhance the wider Change Delivery team culture such as but not limited to: Citizenship, Knowledge, Process & Tools, Resource Assignment Management, Recruitment & On boarding, Professional Development, Culture, and Unified PM.

o Be a key influencer in ensuring Change Delivery projects leverage the Citizenship Lens to 'do the right thing' for customers and, wherever appropriate, support the corporate ethos of being a force for good in the community.

o Lead the strategic development and growth of the IIT paperless strategy in line with defined and prioritized business plans

o Develop, implement and maintain the IIT operational and technical strategies, plans and models and drive end to end processes to ensure optimally effective and efficient delivery.

o Develop and present communications that clearly articulate the IIT Paperless strategy and vision to drive informed decisions for a diverse stakeholder community

o Gather business intelligence and benchmarking analysis and use those findings to inform, develop and continually refine IIT Paperless vision and roadmap, staying abreast of industry best practice in vendor management and paperless strategies

o Lead and drive the IIT Paperless roadmap in close collaboration with the business teams & Councils

o Develop the processes that complement the deliverables of operational and business team. Gather requirements for the roadmap to introduce in future enhancements and innovations

o Establish and communicate a clear line of sight in the delivery of the Paperless Vision and Roadmap

o Deliver on cost targets for the roadmap e.g. onshore/offshore mix.

o Strive to improve and act as an accountable party for maintaining the momentum of delivery for the Paperless roadmap, working closely with the IIT wider team to understand, resolve and prevent incidents and problems.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership
Successful senior stakeholder and supplier management – internal and external, and across Group/SBU boundaries
Successful people leadership at a senior level within a large organization
Graduate caliber with significant commercial management experience across a number of business disciplines
Industry expertise in Change Management to add value to business requirements through expert advice and support
Work closely with Barclays UK Business Areas & Councils to gain an understanding of requirements, present and showcase the very latest Paperless capability and provide specialist and bespoke advice, analysis and hands on support/training on all aspects of Paperless strategy, direction & development.
Deliver innovative and value-adding solutions with a view to evolving dramatically the Paperless agenda within Barclays UK as a whole, working in partnership with business areas and councils
Lead the debate across Barclays UK on innovations in the paperless agenda and influence the strategic direction of this area
Build, lead and motivate the team to high performance standards and inspire them to meet stretch targets through support coaching and their own personal drive and development
Develop and implement best in class practices and drive the team towards the standards expected, communicating with passion and enthusiasm and embracing change as a way of working whilst coaching others to embrace change as well.
Build and develop a team culture and capability that embraces the external environment and enables us to measure and continuously develop our service and our people
Ensure effectiveness by developing top quality professional staff, demonstrating exemplary leadership and achieving high standards within a supportive, results-focused culture
Deliver effective management of risk, governance, compliance and control issues within the team, ensuring all direct reports are aware of and adhere to their individual responsibilities in these areas
Work with colleagues across business unit to integrate and align communications plans and key messages
Ensure effective management of resources
Share an explicit vision for change, presenting in clear, simple and specific terms. Ensure consistency of message (words & actions), supporting the team to embrace the change.
Decision-making and Problem Solving
Develops improvements and innovations to enhance performance.
Demonstrates superior collaboration skills and techniques which appropriately define alternate solutions; resolve conflicts; and create lasting, productive partnerships with clients/stakeholders
Actively participates in cross-functional groups to solve problems across projects. Provides resources and organizational structure to promote collaborative initiatives.
Utilizes a network of relationships to collect and disseminate information, build support, and secure buy-in for desired objectives.
Projects a credible executive image when strategically communicating and planning for change.
Fosters and manages productive relationships with executive level sponsors.
Demonstrates superior inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills.
Ensures open communication across project teams.
Handles broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and/or external audiences. Creates a forum and format for ongoing open communication within functional area or among departments.
Defuses emotional charged situations and uses them to constructively build greater shared commitment to end goals. Promotes knowledge of team’s work to gain support for ongoing and future initiatives.
Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on matters directly affecting strategic goals. Guides staff and project managers in learning and applying useful decision making approaches.

Risk and Control Objective
All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards
Person Specification
Deep knowledge of principles, practices and theories in own professional discipline. May have knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Outstanding record of project management success, both in results achieved and in use of professional methodology.
Pro-active in developing and implementing strategies that significantly mitigate risk.
Designs solutions for varied internal/external clients.
Considered a resource for others
Strong and current awareness of external trends and best practices.
Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of own professional discipline.
Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques and tools:
Initiate
Prepare: definition/scope/requirements
Execute & Control: scope, work plans, resources, deliverables, Q/A, transition planning, etc.
Close: completion and assessment
Strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management.
Understanding of IT missions and operations in other areas of Barclays.

Barclays Values and Diversity
Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. We’ll measure and reward our people, not just on commercial results, but on how they live our Values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship and bring them to life every day. To find out more about working at Barclays and the development opportunities we offer please visit our website www.barclays.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • To apply, upload a copy of your updated resume and IJP screening form on Taleo.
  • Completed 12 months in their current role at a grade of AVP or VP grade
  • Last - year PD rating of Outstanding, Very Strong, Strong or Good
  • Should not be on active CAP/DAP as on 04/04/2017
Additional details:
Grade: VP
Location: Chennai
Number of open position(s): 3

For any further queries please write to Sreekanth.varma@barclays.com