At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.
What you can expect from us: We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best
How do we support our employees: All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.
Role Context :
The individual in this role will oversee the running of projects and sub workstreams in the Finance Ambition project. You will be responsible for overseeing the successful operation of the projects and developing and maintaining plans, tracking costs, supporting governance activities, resource induction processes and delivery tools management. The project teams will include technical input from accounting and actuarial resource alongside the IT development of solutions. The individual should be comfortable working in this space to develop and deliver appropriate solutions.
Work Level Accountabilities:
Manager or Expert:
For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience
Significant experience of monitoring and reporting in a project environment
Experience of managing multiple projects, at least 6 months in length with £500k+ budgets and 5+ project staff
Experience of resolving conflicts within project environments
Experience of delivering in complex, diverse, ambiguous and high value programmes / projects
Expert level knowledge of industry best practice, good network/links with external bodies and individuals on the same field.
Detailed knowledge of financial products, systems and distribution methods.
Understanding of the Statements of Principle and Code of Practice
Working knowledge of life and pensions products, markets and competitors
Working knowledge of financial services regulatory and legislatory frameworks
Relevant professional qualification (ie PRINCE2, MBA etc)
Detailed knowledge of project constraints and complexity
Detailed knowledge of risk management principles and their impacts on projects
Detailed knowledge of project methodologies, planning processes and techniques
Soft Skills :
You should be able to demonstrate competence in:
Planning and scheduling and Status Reporting - particularly MSP, Excel and PowerPoint
Working to quality standards and qualifications
Critical thinking and problem solving
Communication, influencing and inter-personal skills