Are you a determined individual who likes a challenge? Do you have the drive to meet your goals and those of the company? Are you and avid learner and are keen to learn new skills. Then we have the job for you. The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Consulting, Application and Managed Services. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. It has three major offices located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France. For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a IT Project Leader.

Your role: 

You will be responsible for the end to end delivery of your projects, including:


·         Writing of comprehensive project memos, allowing the management to take relevant decisions

·         Delivery of the project scope on time, on budget, and with the expected quality

·         Monitoring of the expected benefits approved in the business cases


Your main activities:


·         Manage virtual teams across various divisions and entities, including third party suppliers in India

·         Build and maintain strong working relationships with your customers, providing advice, guidance and options with regards IT investments

·         Develop and maintain project plans and forecasts, including resource requirements, costs, risks and their mitigations and dependencies with other projects

·         Define deliverables, assign their production to project team members and monitor progress and quality of those deliverables

·         Manage the staffing of assigned projects and monitor budget spent

·         Lead the risk, issue and change control processes for assigned projects and track action items

·         Manage the project according to the Company’s internal standards (methodology & tools)

Your profile: 


·         3 to 10 years in a project management role or equivalent experience in the core activities of the function (i.e. plan, control and monitor a project execution)

·         Experience in managing major and critical projects (> 2000 mandays), including team coordination

·         Experience with (functional) projects in Financial sector

·         Min. 1 year assignment within the same project

·         PL experience with IT Mainframe application development

·         Speak/write English fluently


Additional Requirements

·         Strong leadership skills to adapt your style according to the situation and to the different stakeholders

·         Good business and technical understanding (gained over several application development projects) and the interpersonal skills to influence decisions taken with the project sponsor/client

·         Excellent communication skills at all levels, from staff members to senior management level

·         Ability to learn quickly in a complex environment and to synthesize the situation

·         Strong negotiation skills, conflict management and influencing skills at different levels of management

·         Effective delegation of tasks and responsibilities while maintaining overall control

·         Assertiveness to drive tasks to completion

·         Certification in PRINCE 2 and/or PMI (or similar IT frameworks)

·         Experience with implementation of a software package or with cross platforms implementation

·         Experience with stress testing

We offer: 

·         A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.

·         A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).

·         A dynamic culture focused on personal development.

·         A wide range of training and career development opportunities.


If you think you have what it takes, then send us your CV as soon as possible to join-us@contraste.com  Or search for us online at www.contraste.com to find out more information.


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