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Application Project Manager - Leading Financial Institution


22 December 2023

Hong Kong

Our client, a leading financial institution, with large-scale technology transformation programme, is looking for an Application Project Manager. As the Application Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving the successful delivery of complex technology initiatives that will enable the organization to achieve its strategic objectives. You will be responsible for managing end-to-end project lifecycles, from initiation and planning to execution and closure, ensuring alignment with business objectives, technology standards, and project governance principles.


Key Responsibilities:

1. Project Management:

  • Lead the planning, execution and monitoring of technology transformation projects, ensuring adherence to project scope, timelines, and budget.

  • Define project objectives, success criteria, and deliverables, and manage expectations of stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans, including resource allocation, risk mitigation strategies, and issue resolution.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with cross-functional teams, vendors, and external partners to ensure effective delivery.


2. Technology Transformation:

  • Drive the implementation of cutting-edge technology solutions and methodologies in alignment with industry best practices.

  • Collaborate with technology and business stakeholders to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, ensuring they align with the overall technology transformation roadmap.

  • Manage the integration of new systems, applications, and platforms, ensuring seamless transition and minimal impact on business operations.


3. Risk and Change Management:

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate project risks, issues, and dependencies, escalating as appropriate.

  • Develop and implement change management strategies to ensure the successful adoption of new technologies by end-users.

  • Monitor and report project progress, providing timely updates on key metrics, milestones, and budget utilization to relevant stakeholders.

  • Conduct post-project reviews to identify lessons learned and areas for process improvement.


4. Team Leadership:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to project team members, fostering a collaborative and empowering work environment.

  • Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, specifically in technology transformation initiatives within the financial industry.

  • Demonstrated success in leading high-impact projects, preferably with experience in large-scale application development and integration.

  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall) and the ability to tailor them to the organization's needs.

  • Proven track record in managing complex dependencies and risks, driving change management, and delivering projects within scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Agile certification is a plus.  

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