Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
Project Manager Group Transformation
Position Type
Fixed Term / Interim
Business Brand
PF Group Transformation
About Us

About Us
Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders.

Group Transformation is a newly established team within Provident Financial Group to deliver substantial change across the organisation. It's role is to lead the development of the activity required to meet the strategic objective of the Group. Team members come from a broad range of backgrounds & industries including professional services, financial services, investment banking, legal services, retail and IT; we all have a different story with varied backgrounds and experiences. Together, we are committed to delivering complex transformational and organisational change to make a difference at PFG. We are now looking to expand our team further and are looking for like-minded, experienced individuals to join us at a point in time where there is opportunity to both shape and deliver outcomes as we start the journey.

About the Role

This is a fixed term role -12 months. We will review applications from both Bradford and London areas.

About the Role
The Project Manager with Group Transformation will work with one of our Senior Project Managers to manage either several smaller projects or a single larger scale Project.

This Role will require an experienced Project Manager who is highly proficient at delivering change and is able to use their experience and knowledge to add value to the Group Transformation function

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, define & organise a Project to support successful delivery to time, budget & scope.
  • Working with Sponsor, Accountable Executive and other key stakeholders, support the development of the Project business case, taking business & functional requirements into account when considering possible options.
  • Identify & forecast the most appropriate resource required to deliver the project and schedule their involvement.
  • Prepare and maintain Project & Stage plans. Ensuring they are updated and accurate at all times.
  • Lead, engage and motivate project teams and direct reports to deliver Project objectives & outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication channels with peers, stakeholders and the wider business to ensure engagement, support & delivery of the Projects' desired outcomes and benefits.
  • Ensure business policy, process, standards and required Governance are adhered to
  • Ensure that the impact of any change being proposed by the Programme is considered and an appropriate change management approach is developed that will contribute to a healthy change experience.
  • Adopts and champions business and governance policy and processes.
  • Write the business case in conjunction with business leaders and Programme Director that includes, but is not limited to high level costs, resource requirements and identification / definition of benefits.
  • Responsible for managing all costs within budget parameters & managing reforecasting processes.
  • Ensure that all risks, issues and dependencies associated to the Project are properly documented, reported and actively managed, proposing appropriate actions and accompanied by effective communication throughout the process.
  • Ensure business policy and processes reflect current practices and are adhered to
  • Provides operational and specialist insight to drive continuous improvement
Skills and Experience

Experience and Capability

  • Previous experience operating as a Project Manager who has worked within a Business Change function or similar environments
  • Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels in an organisation
  • Ability to influence and challenge constructively
  • Ability to lead & develop a team whilst delegating responsibility
  • Able to work under own initiative but can identify when assistance is required and engage senior colleagues to provide support
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Experience of working with project delivery frameworks
  • Experience of managing external suppliers of project service
  • Create project business cases and manage the associated budget

  • Prince 2 or equivalent

The Benefits
The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to. As well as this we offer:

  • 25 days annual holiday rising to 28 days
  • Life assurance of up to 3x salary
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Colleague Perks at Work recognition schemes

Inclusion & Diversity Statement
We know that by having a better, more inclusive culture and a diverse group of colleagues, we can support our customers
and each other in the best way possible. We also believe this goes a long way to helping us live our purpose and defines why we are here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life.

We are equal opportunities employer and we want people to join us no matter how they identify, their sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

We want to attract & retain the best people. So, we make sure that, if people need it, they are given all the extra support and reasonable adjustments to take part in any part of our application or interview process. We have also got lots of colleagues who choose to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk to us about how you prefer to work at any time.

We think that if you can Be Yourself in the workplace, you will do your best work and enjoy being part of the team and as a business we get to benefit from that and to celebrate all the wonderful things that diversity brings.