CRES Projects Manager Job Opportunity – Barclays Bank UK

Job Title:     CRES Projects Manager
Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
About Barclays:
Barclays is a
British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in
London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and
investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit
cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary:  The CRES Project Manager will be part of the
Brand name change (BNC) program under Valpre and will be reporting to the Premises
Team Leader to ensure the coordination and management of the various work
streams for a successful delivery of the change of brand name by Barclays Bank
Uganda related to all CRES activities. The purpose of the role includes;
  • To plan, manage and implement small change projects to the business,
    or act as a work-stream lead in large or complex projects
  • To support the CRES Team in the management of project governance,
    delivery plans and the budget in accordance to applicable programme
    governance framework
  • To support the CRES Team in achieving the benefits stated within the
    business case by ensuring that benefits realisation is actively
    managed/monitored throughout the life of the project and post
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
Support: 70%
  • Comply with the Program/project management framework and banking
  • Prepare current and accurate forecast of costs, cash flow,
    timescales, MI reports and resource requirements and agree with the Project
    Steering Committee and any Centre of Excellence from Centre
  • Prepare and agree detailed project plans to meet project objectives
    on time and within budget.
  • Produce project status reports escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate effective stakeholder management (minimal supervision
  • Coordinate with all Bank internal and external stakeholders for the
    Valpre project
  • Deliver powerful and engaging implementations, focusing on the
    benefits for the customer and colleague (what is in it for them)
  • Identify areas of risk, concern, change and issue management
    procedures, making recommendations as appropriate.
  • Ensure business benefits are owned and delivered.
  • Manage the handover of project deliverables and completion of the
  • Meetings: Attend and/or draft minutes of meetings and/or organise
    and/or lead meetings and/or organise the logistics required
  • Manage from an end-to-end perspective procurement activities
  • To act as single point of contact for all CRES activities linked to
    the roll-out/implementation of Valpre to all of the Bank’s properties
Change Support: 30%
  • Actively participate in the Team Status Update meetings/conference
  • Manage the Barclays Africa status reporting
  • Provide admin support to the program/project managers (meeting,
    agenda setting, mobilisation of team members, preparation of minutes)
  • Ensure all Change documentation are 
    correctly configured and adhere to the records management policy
  • Assist the Program Manager in managing adherence to timing, budget
    and delivery plan
Risk, Governance
and Regulatory
  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full
    compliance with
  • Regulatory requirements,
  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and
  • Internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
  • Understand and manage risks and risk events (incidents) relevant to
    the role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Barclays Bank CRES Project Manager job should
    have a tertiary qualification in the building sciences.
  • Professionally qualified to at least degree level /local requirement
  • Two years’ experience  in a
    corporate real estate environment.
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Proven ability as self-starter, with track record of achievement of
    goals and targets.
  • Experience of interpretation and development of management
  • Experience of corporate real estate portfolio management.
  • Experience of managing teams and management of team performance
  • Excellent understanding of the country regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge of operational risk management.
  • Ability to identify value destroyers within the process chain or add
    value to the end to end services offered.
  • Familiarity with property rental values, property service costs,
    valuation models, market benchmarks, etc.
  • Program office and/or project management experience
  • Fully conversant with MS Office tools
  • Experience with SAP P11 or equivalent
  • Able to put together progress reports, packs for presentation to a
    program steering committee or equivalent
  • Some experience of managing activity across the whole of a project
    lifecycle, using current technology, structured methods and a quality
  • Ability to effectively work within a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Past experience and knowledge of supporting a project
  • Been involved in a successful project delivery, understanding the
    complex mix of skill and attributes that constitute a good change manager.
  • Good team development skills to manage change resources.
  • A learning mindset with proven capability to rapidly assimilate
    complex business issues, to quickly resolve problems or pre-empting issues
    that may arise where financial and benefits are concerned.
  • Effective negotiating skills to secure both internal resources and
    deal with external service providers.
  • Knowledge of Cost Centre/Budget Management.
  • Team orientation and ability to work under pressure in a dynamic
  • Ability to work in groups and have the required communication
  • Ability to work extensively after normal office hours, on weekends
    and public holidays during the project roll-out
  • Quality, High Standards and Controls
  • Drive for Results
  • Service Excellence
  • Initiative
  • Planning and organising
How to Apply:
If you feel
challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key
deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current
curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment
website detail below:
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