IT Project Manager - Associate Director

Date: 27-Aug-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for an IT Project Manager


Profile Summary

To provide project management on all key IT investment projects and work streams.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Overall project management of all assigned IT projects including without limitation preparation of the project initiation document (PID), project plan (Gantt chart), project organisation chart, project budget application (ringi) and system release documentation
•    Work across IT/business functions to define the project scope and approach
•    Managing changes and ensuring appropriate documentation is available (PID, BRD,FRDs etc) 
•    Preparation of IT Strategy Committee or CIO/Sub CIO level documentation where required for the project
•    Ensure all project deliverables are created and adhere to the required quality/risk management policies.
•    Managing internal and external resources in a matrix organisation structure.
•    Co-work with the IT planning team and Europe Administration Department to get the budget approved
•    Ensure projects are tracked against budget and delivered within the approved budget.
•    Monthly preparation and reporting to Project Steering Committee, where applicable
•    Vendor management including negotiating statement of works, contracts and service level agreements 
•    Weekly project status reporting to the planning team and EIOD management (plus other stakeholders where applicable).
•    Ensure projects are delivered against the project plan and all milestones are met
•    Proactively seek to resolve risks and issues escalating when required.
•    Deployment and release coordination


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    Solid experience in delivering complex IT projects/programmes 
•    Good technical understanding of IT and the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
•    Relevant Project management qualification (APM, PMP etc) 
•    Good understanding of project management methodologies
•    Understanding of financial market products 
•    Customer focused with a service delivery mentality
•    Excellent organisational and time management skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Proven track record of driving change
•    Strong decision making skills
•    Proven ability to work in high pressured environments. 
•    Excellent problem solving skills  


We offer equal employment opportunities to all, promote diversity and inclusion and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including on the grounds of gender, nationality, race, age, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA, i.e. those who require a Tier 2 (General) visa, we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA, in line with UK Government legislation.





Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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