The Role This is a senior level role within a financial services organisation which will involve leading a team of Project Managers in different locations and will require proactive identification, management and resolutions of risks throughout the entire project lifecycle. The Programme Director will be responsible for the end to end management of large budget projects and will be client facing therefore strong relationship building skills at senior / executive level will be required. Collaborative management of projects through the full life cycle from initiation to implementation Ensuring project delivers in-line with SDLC and PLC Ownership of the overall estimating process for projects and working closely with Business Analyst, Build Manager and Test Manager Providing accurate information on time to PMO, Head of Delivery and Account Director as required Lead, manage and motivate a virtual team in multiple locations while providing coaching and supporting performance Be an active member of the PM community by contributing to team sessions, central improvement initiatives and sharing best practice The Person You should be degree qualified - First Class, Masters, MBA or equivalent PMP, PRINCE2 or equivalent qualification also required Extensive experience in leading and delivering business critical IT projects / software implementations are essential for this role Evidence of strong leadership skills The ability to work in a fast moving, challenging environment First class client facing communication skills with the ability to work at executive level The Company Highly successful Financial Services company operating out of several UK and international locations. This company is expanding quickly due to the continuous take-on of new business. There is the opportunity to further develop your career in an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment.