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Project Manager - Payments (m/f/d)

Emagine Consulting
London, United Kingdom
£600-£700 per day
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Project Manager - Payments (ISO20022)

London (Hybrid)

emagine is a high-end professional services consultancy and solutions firm Specialising in providing business and technology services to the financial services sector, we power progress, solve challenges and deliver real results through tailored high-end consulting services and solutions.

We have created a culture of openness and integrity by building genuine and strong relationships and partnerships, enabling us to be uncompromising in our dedication in delivering the optimal service for our clients. Our commitment is not just towards our clients but we aim to foster a positive and equitable working environment with our consultants and colleagues which stems from our core values: Confident, Dedicated, Responsible, Genuine.

We are currently looking for dynamic individual to join our Change & Transformation Practice as a Payments Project Manager; delivering a range of Payments transformation projects.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Payments Project Manager, where they will be responsible for delivering wholesale change for a multination Investment Bank.

The successful consultant will need to have experience with SWIFT, ISO 20022 and SEPA who can work alongside clients to perform various activities from gap analysis & translation, project delivery, support business benefit cases to what clients should be doing with the enhanced data.

The role:
  • Project Management throughout full project lifecycle including definition of problem statement, creation and execution of test plans, and ensuring business readiness for implementation.
  • You will maintain and take ownership of the product backlog and the delivery of new functional and non-functional requirements, managing deliverables / outcomes in sufficient detail for the development teams, test teams and 3rd party service providers to deliver the solutions to time, expectation, and budget.
  • Analysis of correspondent banking and domestic/cross border payment messaging (including but not limited to SWIFT MT/pacs/camt, SEPA, Faster Payments, ISO 20022, CBPR, HVPS)
  • Collaborate with product specialists and various application delivery teams to deliver solutions that fully integrate with existing IT systems and solve complex business problems
  • Ensure all agreed outputs and decisions are documented in the agreed tools, throughout the project lifecycle, from initial capture through various stages of refinement and through to delivery

Key Skills and Experience:

To succeed in this role you will need:
  • Good understanding of correspondent banking and domestic/cross border payment messaging (including but not limited to SWIFT MT/pacs/camt, SEPA, Faster Payments, ISO 20022, CBPR, HVPS)
  • Demonstrable experience as a hands-on Project Manager within payments engagements, alongside sound and relevant knowledge across the payments domain, including non-technical and technical responsibilities
  • Proven track record of success leading multiple projects and change management initiatives in a fast-paced and complex environment including liaising with external third party companies as necessary.
  • Demonstrable payment processing and clearing knowledge especially data mapping and modelling to support triaging issues raised in development and production.
  • Ability to breakdown and convey complex information to diverse audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.
  • Sound reporting skills including activity reports and compiling document release notes for stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with EU and Global payments regulations and curiosity in emerging technologies.
  • Resilient to change, adapting to and supporting new situations with confidence.
  • Collaborative team player who can ensure deadlines are met and scope is adhered to by the team.
  • Proficient at building relationships at all levels and influencing a range of senior stakeholders confidently, challenging decision making to help drive continuous innovative improvements.

Our people

The ideal consultants will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working and as your career progresses, you can expect to work across all areas of the project lifecycle, from strategy to implementation. This will provide you with a broad base of experience from which to build an outstanding career.

The ideal consultants will share our values and be aligned with our ways of working and as your career progresses, you can expect to work across all areas of the project lifecycle.

We pride ourselves on;
  • Providing our people with a supportive culture, rooted in our values and driven by our purpose.
  • Promoting a culture of inclusion, collaboration, well-being, and learning and development.
  • Providing increased agility and flexibility within our hybrid working model
  • Investing in employees' growth through ongoing training and development
  • Autonomy to take ownership of projects, making decisions and demonstrating individual expertise
  • Providing an transparent performance and career management experience.

Our consultants are integral to delivering successful consulting engagements, addressing our clients' most pressing business challenges, and build lasting value in disciplines such as:
  • Solve sophisticated, ambiguous business, change and technology problems, bringing structure and meticulous analysis and planning, acting, and taking decisions with little strategic direction
  • Build, develop and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite by remaining highly attuned to client needs
  • Drive, enable and support the business, partnering with our leaders, clients, and consultants across our practices to take the best of emagine to our clients through opportunity identification/qualification, solution development/presentation


At emagine, we are committed to building an international and diverse team by embracing our different backgrounds.

If you are up to the challenge and would like to find out more, get in touch with us immediately, our internal recruitment team is always keen to hear from dynamic individuals that are looking to further their career and explore their full potential.

"emagine is an equal opportunity employer, and employment practices are based strictly on merit. It is the policy of the Company to give equal opportunity in employment regardless of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or ethnic origin"

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