The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Consulting, Application Services 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 an IT Project Leader.

Your role: 

You will work in a challenging environment, taking full ownership of your initiatives and committing on the quality of the production.


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

  • Writing of project memos, allowing 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


To be successful, you will have to:

  • 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/dependencies with other projects
  • Define deliverables, assign their production to project team members; 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
  • Control and monitor the progress of projects, reporting to the Roadmap Manager and the Sponsorship Committee
  • Manage the project according to the internal standards (methodology & tools)


Your profile: 

MANDATORY requirements:

  • Min 5 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)
  • Proven experience in managing major and critical projects (> 2000 mandays; with a team coordination of 10 persons) and/or multiple projects concurrently
  • Knowledge of and experience with scrum and agile methods
  • Experience with (functional) projects in financial sector
  • Knowledge of distributed environments/platforms
  • At least 1 year assignment within the same project
  • Speak/write english fluently


Interpersonal skills:

  • Strong leadership skills to adapt your style according to the situation and to the different stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, writing and presenting) 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
  • Effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities while maintaining overall control and being persistent and assertive in driving tasks to completion



  • Previous banking experience
  • Experience with outsourcing partners
  • Certification in PRINCE 2 and/or PMI, or similar IT frameworks
  • Experience with LEAN

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.

Interested ?

Please apply now !

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