Project Manager – Brand Name Change Job Placement – Barclays Bank UK

Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK 
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Change
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 Project Manager – Brand Name Change 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.   
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
  • Comply with the Program/project
    management framework and banking policies
  • 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 required)
  • 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
  • Manage the handover of project deliverables
    and completion of the project.
  • 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 Brand Name
    Change to all of the Bank’s properties
Change Support: 30%
  • Participate in the Team Status Update
    meetings/conference calls
  • Manage the Absa Group Limited status
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidates for the Barclays
    Project Manager – Brand Name Change job should preferably have 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 information.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 process
  • Ability to effectively work within a
  • 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 re
  • Effective negotiating skills to secure
    both internal resources and deal with external service providers.
  • Knowledge of Cost Centre/Budget
  • Team orientation and ability to work
    under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in groups and have the
    required communication skills.
  • 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:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
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