Work closely with internal stakeholders and / or external service providers to ensure the successful execution of the assigned project(s).
Manage project issues taking actions to ensure their quick resolution and escalate the major issues to superiors to maintain project continuity and efficiency.
Develop, share, and ensure compliance with the project plans developed for managed projects in order to ensure that projects are executed profitably and yield the required results.
Manage the process of design review of project layouts and any changes that would come up within the project lifecycle in order to ensure effective project execution.
Implement the project management standards methodology and process from project initiation to the closeout, in order to ensure that the execution of projects is in line with the desired results.
Ensure effective project information management so that it is easily accessible to other concerned parties / individuals.
Ensure the cost-effectiveness of projects while retaining the design concept guidelines.
Monitoring and Control
Monitor and report on project progress and budgets to superiors as per the agreed timelines and reporting formats.
Oversee the work of external service providers on an ongoing basis and throughout the life cycle of the projects in order to ensure that the Client’s optimized external support.
Communicate with the contractors for pricing of minor layout changes and managing the process till the completion stage.
Ensure thorough monitoring and control of the project’s quality in order to secure compliance with the Client’s quality standards and meeting the stakeholders’ needs.
Statements and Reports
Prepare project’s summary progress reports with the project status updates, and closing out the report.
Assist in the preparation of timely and accurate departmental statements and reports to meet clients and department requirements, policies, and standards.
Qualifications Required :
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Min 5 years’ relevant experience in a managing Retail Banking related projects end to end
Experience in managing Wholesale Banking projects (desirable)
Knowledge of the banking sector in Qatar and the region.
Project management skills for enhanced project delivery.
Ability to think laterally and provide creative solutions to deliver projects and give strategic directions.
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively.
Ability to drive and achieve desired results within the defined time duration.
Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a multi-cultural environment.
Functional / technical skills must have functional and technical knowledge plus a detailed understanding of retail banking operations and technology
Functional / technical skills functional and technical knowledge plus a detailed understanding of wholesale banking operations and technology is desirable
Dealing with Ambiguity Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture;
isn’t upset when things are up in the air
Integrity and Trust Direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner;
keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him / herself for personal gain.
Perseverance Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; doesn’t give up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Stakeholder management Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic;
gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
Written communications writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that to have the desired effect.
Problem-solving Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers;
can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers