Programme Manager, Payments - Merchant Portals, The Netherlands

PSD Group - London
800.00 EUR Daily
15 Jan 2022
22 Jan 2022
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

My client, a leading Payments & FS business, requires an experienced Transformation and Change Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager to drive highly complex large scale projects involving multiple teams in an international environment. The Programme Manager will drive the implementation of a target merchant portal to leverage their shared services, converge a number of reporting portals into the main merchant platform and develop best in practice for user experience. Ideally you will have experience of Payments or Payments portals across complex and cross-country Business, Tech and Operational Integration & transformation using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

You will be responsible for Project Management best practice having the ability to anticipate and independently manage risks, results and problems. You will be able to identify, propose alternatives, different approaches and mitigations. At the same time, you will direct and advise project team in their daily work and report the status to management. You will communicate and negotiate with internal & external clients on various aspects of projects, including requirements, scope, planning, cost and risks. You are a capable manager, working efficiently and autonomously, recognized as such by all stakeholders. You should solve project issues, oversee and direct the delivery teams, manage conflicts within the different groups of stakeholders or other programs/project.

As Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager you must have in depth experience of Waterfall and Agile methodologies seamlessly during project delivery.

At least 5 years in large projects in both Waterfall and Agile

Drive creative solutions with cross-functional partners, especially in an agile engineering and product environment

Solid track record of leading and proactively managing end-to-end execution of projects that have transformed their company and delivered quantifiable impact

Customer oriented with respect to internal/external clients and suppliers. Competent in managing relationships with 3rd parties and clients;

Business mind-set, deliver business value during the full length of the project;

Leadership skills, a born negotiator;

Proven experience with the conception and execution of project plans with Agile delivery teams;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations, team meetings, contact with all staff and clients as well as members of the management team;

Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence

Practical experience and knowledge of project management required in:

Business case management;

Planning and control;

Financials tracking;

Project closure and handover;

Risk management;

Creating and leading a project/program team;

Change Management;


Ideally you will have extensive project management/programme management experience in Integration and Transformation projects within the payments sector (Card businesses, merchants, epayments, online), Strong communication skills, fluent in English with a second language (French, Dutch or German) and have an excellent understanding of Agile and Waterfall and experience of merchant portals or other client facing platforms.