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Senior Project Manager - 12 month FTC

Primary Location: Farnborough, HANTS
Additional Locations: HANTS-Farnborough
About Aetna
Aetna are a leading diversified health care benefits company, serving an estimated 44 million people. We offer industry-leading information, tools and resources to help people achieve their best possible health. A Fortune 5 company, Aetna is the third largest health care benefits company in the United States.
Aetna’s global business, Aetna International, is one of the world’s largest and most prominent providers, with more than 650,000 members worldwide and a direct settlement network of over 125,000 hospitals and clinics.
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare across the globe. We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
As well as some excellent benefits and a fantastic working environment, we will give you the space to grow and provide you with opportunities to learn new skills to keep you developing personally and professionally.
Join us and help turn health ambitions into achievements.
About the role
We are seeking a Senior Project Manager on a 12 month FTC, to help is deliver our exciting portfolio of change, which ranges from technology led change projects to business transformation. As the Senior Project Manager, you will lead the work and deliverables to help identify, shape and deliver projects that will significantly contribute to improving products and services for our customers and improve efficiencies within our systems, processes and functions.
You will have the opportunity to work across geographies supporting your international colleagues both in the Middle East and the Americas. As you will be working across time-zones, we also offer the opportunity to work flexibly from home when there is no requirement to be in the office.
Your typical day will include:
Leading/managing all aspects of a number of complex projects or a large, complex program including: -
oDocumentation and management of plans.
oDocumentation and management of key project artefacts; RAID Logs, business case, project budget, resource trackers, status reports
oManagement of the project team to complete their deliverables to time and quality
Ensuring the end state of the project and/or business operations meets business objective(s).
Managing relationships across the multiple functional areas and regions.
Managing the resources aligned to the project from multiple functions to complete the project deliverables.
Articulating the business and project risks (and impacts) and driving the project stakeholders to establish and execute appropriate mitigations for those risks.
What you’ll need
Significant experience of successfully managing change within a financial services environment.
Significant experience of managing change, where a large-scale technology solution has been leveraged.
You’ll be able to evidence working in an environment that has included the need to manage across multiple functions and regions to implement a complex business solution.
You’ll understand the technology development cycle as it relates to both waterfall and agile methodology.
The ability to facilitate the business teams to articulate business cases for proposed initiatives and document the same on their behalf.
The ability to manage working relationships with senior management and project working groups
The Perks
Competitive salary
Discretionary annual bonus
7% Company Pension
Private healthcare + discounted lifestyle benefits including gym membership, flights & hotels, Starbucks, cinema tickets
Life Insurance
Income protection insurance
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
We’ll help you grow by providing support for your professional development
Fresh fruit and drinks
Monthly employee appreciation lunches
Social activities – we work hard but like to have fun too!
Well-being initiatives to keep you healthy
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