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AVP, Innovation Project Manager (#1,178,378,351) 

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Group Innovation function is a centre of excellence, well integrated with the Barclays business units, supporting more than 63,000 colleagues. The function is involved in over 80 innovation projects producing 100+ prototypes, and signed more than 50 commercial agreements with business start-ups. This well-connected ecosystem is delivering innovation opportunities back into our businesses at incredible speed, reducing costs and increasing revenues. Our flagship external innovation programme is Rise which was introduced to the market in July 2015 as a model for open innovation specific for Fintech, with dedicated co-working spaces and an exclusive Accelerator program. The programme is now supported by 5 innovation hubs globally, and is now considered to be a leader in the cultivation of Fintech companies, as well as critical to Barclays maintaining a market- leading position in an increasingly digital marketplace. AVP, Innovation Project Manager - 90209308

Primary Location

:UK-GB-London-London
Job Type:Permanent/Regular

Posting Range

:28 Oct 2018 - Ongoing

Description

Overall purpose of role

Deliver Innovation projects for Barclays Group Innovation Office (GIO) across the entire business for the purposes of;

· Ensuring that FinTechs and strategic partners are appropriately supported through their engagement with Barclays through POC toimplementation

· Project Manage opportunities by transitioning strategic engagements from identification to POC and onto implementation. Working with CTO colleagues and business stakeholders.

· Champion the Innovation culture within Barclays

The Group Innovation function supports Barclay's innovation agenda which aims to give the firm access to innovative ideas and technologies through internal and external engagement. The Group Innovation operating model has a coverage and product focus with business aligned coverage officers and a product platform.

Group Innovation function is a centre of excellence, well integrated with the Barclays business units, supporting more than 63,000 colleagues. The function is involved in over 80 innovation projects producing 100+ prototypes, and signed more than 50 commercial agreements with business start-ups. This well-connected ecosystem is delivering innovation opportunities back into our businesses at incredible speed, reducing costs and increasing revenues.

Our flagship external innovation programme is Rise which was introduced to the market in July 2015 as a model for open innovation specific for Fintech, with dedicated co-working spaces and an exclusive Accelerator program. The programme is now supported by 5 innovation hubs globally, and is now considered to be a leader in the cultivation of Fintech companies, as well as critical to Barclays maintaining a market-leading position in an increasingly digital marketplace.

Key Accountabilities

· Responsible for the delivery and service quality of GIO assigned portfolio against agreed business milestones. Monitoring these milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule. Raising any blockers or issues with delivery. Identifying ways to resolve schedule issues.

· Provide Project Management support to the organisation to structure, scale and deliver pilots and proof of concepts

· Support and champion process improvement, analysis and business process management - either as standalone projects or as part of wider programmes of change

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

· Influence, inspire and negotiate rapid delivery with senior-level and junior level colleagues to ensure delivery of Opportunities

· Promote Rise internally and externally at a senior level and where appropriate, represent Barclays at public events e.g. industryconferences

· Support the innovation forums and work with stakeholders to produce materials for the forum in a timely manner for distribution to forum members

Decision-making and Problem Solving

· Contribute to the development of breakthrough customer experiences which are aligned to the future needs of our customers and thebusiness

· Work closely with Fintech start-ups to help them navigate the organisation, develop their knowledge and understanding of Barclays, and resolve roadblocks to deliver successful collaboration

· Use the Barclays lens to evaluate ideas to focus on those that deliver value to the bank in the right way

· Anticipate the potential risks which the strategic Open Innovation initiatives may pose to the organisation and adopt ideas to minimise such exposure to risks

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

· They will be comfortable dealing with executive management on a daily basis, inspiring others of their point of view with appropriate facts and data. They will be adept at building rapport with colleagues at all levels across Barclays.

· First class interpersonal and presentation skills

· Excellent stakeholder management skills

The role holder needs to be adept at:

· Planning, developing and delivering complex programmes and strategies to meet defined objectives

· Coaching leaders and colleagues on their Innovation initiatives & delivery

· Influencing and managing relationships

· Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrable track record of delivering strategic initiatives in banking or financial organisations with material business impact. Ideal would be experience of Retail and Investment banking Projects experience.

· Proven track record of delivering change using waterfall and agile methodology

· Experience of working with technology to deliver multiple complex and interrelated projects

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of how value and benefits are realised from Rise back into the BUs

· Understanding of Lean and Agile approaches and how Rise is able to work with external companies to deliver within that framework

· Knowledge of co-working competitors and influential Open Innovation approaches

· Experience in fast-moving technology industries or industries that have undergone significant business model disruption

· Very strong stakeholder management

· Strong strategic thinker

· Change and action orientated, delivery-focused

· Focussed on continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility· They will be comfortable dealing with executive management on a daily basis, inspiring others of their point of view with appropriate facts and data. They will be adept at building rapport with colleagues at all levels across Barclays. · First class interpersonal and presentation skills · Excellent stakeholder management skills The role holder needs to be adept at: · Planning, developing and delivering complex programmes and strategies to meet defined objectives · Coaching leaders and colleagues on their Innovation initiatives & delivery · Influencing and managing relationships · Experienced Project Manager with a demonstrable track record of delivering strategic initiatives in banking or financial organisations with material business impact. Ideal would be experience of Retail and Investment banking Projects experience. · Proven track record of delivering change using waterfall and agile methodology · Experience of working with technology to deliver multiple complex and interrelated projects Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of how value and benefits are realised from Rise back into the BUs · Understanding of Lean and Agile approaches and how Rise is able to work with external companies to deliver within that framework · Knowledge of co-working competitors and influential Open Innovation approaches · Experience in fast-moving technology industries or industries that have undergone significant business model disruption · Very strong stakeholder management · Strong strategic thinker · Change and action orientated, delivery-focused

Job Details

Job Location
Town
London
Population
7,172,000
Post Code
GB-SW1V
District
Greater London
State
Greater London
Country
United Kingdom



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