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Senior European Project Manager


Payments Recruitment

£75,000 - £95,000 Per Annum

London, United Kingdom

Architect / Architecture,BACS/Chaps/Swift,IT/Technical,Project/Programme Management,Faster payments

Permanent | Full Time



Not specified

Senior European Payments Project Manager 

Can be based in London - Netherlands - Belgium

European travelling 3-4 days per week 


Our client is an award-winning IT services company, working within the payments space and delivering technology solutions to banks & FI's across Europe. 

We are now hiring a Senior Project Manager to join the continental European team. The successful candidate must have proven experience of end-to-end management of technical onsite engagements, senior stakeholder management and Agile, feature-based product delivery with typical budgets exceeding £1m. The role may be based anywhere in Europe with regular travel to the London office. Further projects will be throughout Europe. Reporting to a Programme Manager, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future growth of the continental European team. There will be extensive European travel in this role. 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Acting as client interface between technology teams and the client

·         Build effective working relationships with both delivery and business development organisations with the objective of seeking opportunities to add value to the end client

·         Managing all aspects of project delivery including project planning, resourcing, milestone tracking, commercial management and customer satisfaction

·         Providing pragmatic project management guidance to clients and colleagues

·Essential Skills and Experience required:

·         Full life-cycle project management experience, reflected in industry related certifications, from initial opportunity through to requirement development / definition, project mobilisation and commercial negotiation of change requests.

·         Agile (i.e. scrum, Kanban, DSDM) feature-based Product delivery and release management

·         Familiarity with agile / waterfall blended approaches often found in tier 1 financial institutions.

·         Supporting multiple project resources including blended teams of colleagues, client and partner resources to share knowledge and develop an integrated delivery ethic.

·         Commercial senior stakeholder management and client engagement with a focus on exceptional client satisfaction.

·         Working with disparately located teams (both onshore and offshore) and within multi-vendor scenarios.

·         Financial Services domain knowledge, preferably in the payments space either within a bank or central infrastructure.

·         Practical experience of mobilising technology to meet the market dynamics effecting the financial services domain (Risk / Cost / Customer) and payments.

·         Strong team leadership skills, especially in the context of large teams of consulting professionals.

·         Comfortable working in a diverse, innovative, flexible, high ambitious and high growth environment.

Skills and Experience required:

·         Pre-Sales support

Additional information:

·         Travel profile: Candidates should be willing to work at client site in the interest of meeting with customers and collaborating with colleagues

·         Applicants must have the right to live and work in the European Union and will be required to partake in pre-employment background checking


·         Competitive Salary and benefits package - details vary depending on candidates country of residence.