Project Manager/Scrum Master

Project Manager/Scrum Master

By taking on the role of Project Manager/Scrum Master you'll play a vital part in our vision: to be the best loved and most successful savings & investment business. We need everyone to step up to their full potential at this exciting time for our business. So if you're inspired by the opportunity, and if you have the necessary qualities, then we urge you to apply.

The Role:

M&G Prudential are looking to recruit a project manager/scrum master with strong experience in the Asset Management industry to join the Global Distribution portfolio within M&G Prudential IT. The candidate would be joining the operations transformation team to lead and drive the implementation of a number of projects aimed at ensuring that M&G Prudential have a scaleable and efficient distribution operations base to enable the company's strategy for growth to be supported.

Key Responsibilities:

* To lead and manage operational projects and associated products from approval through to launch. The job holder will be required to lead and motivate multi-functional and multi-disciplined teams operating as a scrum master across delivery teams of M&G Prudential staff along with representatives of external service providers and advisers
* The job holder will coach the team in self organisation and working across functions to deliver high value products
* To manage feasibility reviews ahead of project implementations as allocated
* To plan, lead and organise teams alongside product owners utilising an Agile approach and in accordance with the established control and reporting framework (the M&G Change Process)
* To help champion an Agile approach to delivering projects across the organisation
* Reporting to and consulting with the Distribution Change Portfolio Forum, project sponsors and project steering committees (when applicable) to update on progress, costs, risks, issues etc.

You will have/be:

* A confident and adaptable individual equipped with appropriate interpersonal skills required to lead successful project teams.
* Relevant/demonstrable/evident experience of leading sizeable projects across multi-disciplinary teams (typical project durations of 3 - 6 months and above)
* Recent asset management experience and good knowledge of the wider investment industry
* Experience of working with product owners and scrum masters in an agile environment plus experience in traditional waterfall project approaches
* Experience of working with individuals at board level.
* Experience of delivering projects from initiation to implementation and closure.
* Good understanding of agile and project management methods and tools, including appropriate software
* A working knowledge of asset management products, services and processes is desirable

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Recruiter: Beth Eckersley
Location: London