Senior Project Portfolio Manager (M / F)
Founded in 1856, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) is the oldest multi-business bank in the Grand Duchy. It has played an active role in the main stages of development of the Luxembourg economy.
It currently operates in retail, private and corporate banking, as well as on the financial markets. Employing more than 2,000 people, BIL is present in the financial centres of Luxembourg, Switzerland (since 1984), Denmark (since 2000), the Middle East (since 2005) and Sweden (since 2016).
As a member of the Bank Project Portfolio Management Team, you will manage one or more portfolios of projects. This ranges the entire lifecycle from the project inflow, business case formulation, monitoring of its implementation and a follow-up of benefits realisation post implementation.
You will strongly liaise with and act as a focal point for a wide variety of stakeholders such as project requestors, Compliance / Regulatory Affairs, the Delivery organisation, Finance, Strategy and ExCo members to guarantee up-to-date and qualitative Portfolio Management processes and deliverables (reporting).
Main Duties :
Drive the Inflow process of project ideas through the existing governance process
Pro-active follow-up of the project ideas pipeline in respect of the existing intake process while ensuring the organization of qualification sessions and providing a sound scoring of new project ideas based on Portfolio parameters.
This may include taking the lead on studies and / or coordinating the estimation.
Ensure the continuity by monitoring the subsequent implementation projects and their benefits realization once project has been delivered
Partnering closely with business and strategy partners to analyze new projects and readiness for governance decisions and providing transparency of portfolio investments
Monitoring the Program / Project Portfolio, tracking its evolution and anticipating risks and issues for mitigation and resolution
Identifying project / program interdependencies and ensuring a close follow-up to enable efficient and effective delivery
Ensuring the follow-up of Portfolio, Program and Project budget / expenditure in liaison with the Finance Department
Performing scenario analysis to quantify the impact of decisions on projects / programs on the overall Portfolio
Monitoring the change capacity (availability), its allocation and proposing preventive / corrective actions on capacity issues
Producing reports on the status of Project Idea and Program / Project Portfolios and providing qualitative and quantitative assessments related to these statuses.
Distribution of these reports to the different Governance bodies and other stakeholders within the bank for informed decisions and governance.
Managing portfolio management artifacts, decisions, communications, metrics, and reporting.
Contribute to the operational set-up of the bank wide project portfolio function and help implement a business case culture
Contribute to the continuous improvement Portfolio Management processes and deliverables
MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS
10+ years’ experience working or consulting in at least one of the following fields of expertise, largely gained in the financial services environment : IT, Delivery, Finance and / or Strategy
Experience with assessment and delivery of regulatory projects
Ideally track record in delivery of large scale IT delivery projects
Show in depth knowledge of standard banking processes
Demonstrable project portfolio management skills and experience (project intake, resource demand planning, budget management) and strong project management skills
A confident, resilient and self-motivated strong team player with focus on collaboration and able to cope with multiple deadlines and changing scopes / priorities
Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision-making skills as well as financial acumen
Demonstrated skill running effective meetings and getting buy-in and participation from stakeholders at all levels of the organisation (incl. executive leaders)
Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills at all levels. Ability to communicate succinctly
Ability to produce and present project portfolio reports, proposals and other related portfolio information in a succinct manner and adapted to the target audience
Fluent (reading, writing, speaking) in English and French, any other language constituting an advantage
Specific Skills and competencies :
A certification in one of the following disciplines is a plus : Project / Programme Management (Prince 2, Agile PM, PMP, MSP, etc.
Project Portfolio Management (MoP, P3M3, MoV) and / or PMO (P3O)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), MS SharePoint proficient;
Experience with Clarity™ or any another Project & Portfolio Management tool is a plus
Strong knowledge / know-how of Core Banking Systems in general and Temenos T24 in particular considered an advantage
Business Case development and writing
Benefits management / benefits realisation
Portfolio) Budget management
People and Business Change (a formal change management qualification such as PROSCI constitutes a plus)
PMO set up & management
BIL offers a broad range of challenging projects and a huge choice of career paths - we will assist you in finding the one that best meets your skills and expectations.
Your personal development is our priority and we greatly encourage you to take on roles in different business areas for the broadest possible experience.