IT Finance Project Manager – Contract - Financial Services - Brussels

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IT Finance Project Manager – Contract - Financial Services – Brussels



Our client is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. They provide settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Our client is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise. Our client has its headquarters in Brussels and has offices across Europe.



Our client is looking for an IT Project/Service Manager with design/architect skills, specialised in the Finance domain. The ideal candidate is a "hands-on" IT Finance Project Manager, who can manage several (small to medium) projects in a structured complex IT infrastructure, but who is also able to support the on-going architecture review exercise and give guidance on the design of packages to be implemented. You will be part of the Application Development and Maintenance team, and you will be based in Brussels.

You will have the following responsibilities:

As a Project Manager:

§  You lead the development of the project proposal or plan to determine timeframe, budget, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and assignment of available resources to various phases of the project;

§  You define the overall project governance and organisation, the deliverable scope and the associated responsibilities;

§  You oversee the business, technical, organizational, management and financial aspects of the project;

§  You regularly report project progress at all levels, including senior management and/or the sponsor/client;

§  You coordinate a team of specialists to implement project tasks.

§  You negotiate and manage contracts with external suppliers with the support of specialized teams (e.g. Corporate Procurement);

§  You manage projects using stable project management processes, strategy and frameworks;

§  You assist senior management to gain organizational buy-in where required; maintains and follows-up throughout the project;

§  You autonomously deal with tensions and disputes, looking for consensus and benefit for the company.

As an architect/designer:

¾      You partner with business analysts and infrastructure team to analyse and translate business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint

¾      You analyse the Business needs and develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility

¾      You design applications and their interfaces in line with the required business and operational requirements, while being compatible with the enterprise wide architectural and design guidelines;

¾      You are in contact with IT Infrastructure Teams to provide them with a clear and complete information on the application technical context and physical topology;

¾      You build a good functional and technical knowledge of the implemented package and its interfaces;

¾      You participate to the application software delivery to both test and production environments;

¾      You may contribute to the supervision and/or validation of the build process;

¾      You support the test execution, from a technical point of view, handled by the Business end-users during the User Acceptance Test.

Skill set

As an IT Finance Project Manager, you will be working on each project from start to finish. Hence, it is essential to understand all aspects of each system, from both a business and technical point of view.


Must have:

§  Experience in Finance, accounting or billing

§  Experience as Project Manager and/or as Service Manager

§  Experience in design/architecture of Financial applications


Technical skills

§  Prince2 / PMI certification

§  Knowledge of basic IT principles (system integration, data management, File Transfer, ETL, networking, ...)

§  MS Office

§  Exposure to or experience with Oracle eBS, OBIEE, ODI, ORMB, OneSumX is desirable


Soft skills

§  You are customer-minded;

§  You are proactive and able to think out of the box;

§  You have good organizational skills and the capacity to work autonomously;

§  You can build constructive relationships with all stakeholders, both inside and outside of the business;

§  You are committed to accuracy and completeness;

§  You have good analytical skills;

§  You demonstrate good communication and negotiation skills;

§  You can write and complete documents in a clear/structured way;

§  You speak/write English fluently, French or Dutch is an asset.


If you are interested in hearing more or interested in the opportunity, feel free to submit your CV to Maya on or call on +32 28 08 14 65

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