Project Manager – Blackrock Aladdin, Salesforce, Markit EDM (NPAF-PMAladdin) City of London, England

Salary: GBP750 - GBP820 per day
Project Manager – Blackrock Aladdin, Salesforce, Markit EDM

My client within the Investment Management sector requires a Project Manager to join on a 12 months contract paying £700-820/day (via PAYE or umbrella).

This Project Manager role is an exciting opportunity to work with the business and technology teams to join the project management team to onboard the company’s North America businesses onto a single platform centred around Blackrock Aladdin.

In this business and technology facing role, you should be resourceful, energetic, and ready to hit the ground running. You’ll need to work well in a team, but also be self-sufficient. You should be ready to share ideas and fresh perspectives.

Key Responsibilities

• Project manage some aspects of the onboarding of the North America businesses onto a single platform centred around Blackrock Aladdin
• Ensure that the project and allocated project resources remain focussed on deliverables and timescales as required by the business, project steering committees and governance hierarchy within the business
• Identify and track risks, issues and actions associated with the project, ensuring these are managed to resolution
• Project manage other, both technology and business related, projects and work items where necessary as directed by the organisation’s Head of Projects
• Provide regular reporting to project stakeholders and management
• Travelling as required to other sites from time to time, as project demands dictate

Job Specific Competencies

People (team-working/collaboration skills)

• Fantastic communicator, collaborator and influencer keen to work closely with a wide variety of teams, both technical and business
• To be able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders to enable you to manage expectations and the ability to navigate conflicting stakeholder priorities
• Confident engaging with senior management
• The ability to work well within a business focused delivery team

Self (integrity and the ability to reflect confidence)

• Exceptional Project Management skills with relevant, demonstrable experience of delivery using a variety of project management methodologies including scrum, agile and waterfall. Previous use of tools such as Confluence and Jira is preferable.
• Experience of managing projects in the investment management industry is required
• Experience of managing projects involving the following applications / technologies is preferred: Blackrock Aladdin, Salesforce, Markit EDM
• Excellent project planning skills with the ability to identify, track and manage dependencies from multiple sources
• Excellent project financial management skills
• Assimilate, translate and communicate elements of the project in a clear and concise manner
• Exceptional problem solving skills and intellectual curiosity
• Self-directed, adaptable, flexible and professional