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MasterCard Senior Project Manager in Pune, India

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Job Title

Senior Project Manager


RTP Delivery is changing how it delivers its compelling technology solution, shifting rapidly to collaborative/Agile approaches for all solutions, providing an entire development community with a set of modernised and integrated development/testing tools.

These changes will have a dramatic positive effect on morale and our ability to recruit and retain highly skilled people, where they will be fully engaged with the stakeholder community and the Payments Industry.

Further, we will be delivering with a speed to market hitherto unprecedented at RTP Delivery and equal or faster to the rest of the Payments industry - this will enable us to realise our ambitions by winning deals due to the improved reputation of VL, and also via the demonstration of a modern delivery capability.

The Project Management community is absolutely fundamental to these ambitions. We need PMs who can rapidly embrace and move to a more Agile environment, with a flexible, can-do attitude within a freshly empowered and motivated community. Strong stakeholder management and client-facing skills are also essential.

It is within this context that we are recruiting a PM to initially work within the Payment Scheme Sub Portfolio However the successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate the flexibility to work on assignments across the UK portfolio, which could include infrastructure delivery as well as software development projects and new customer on-boardings.


Project Management responsibilities on any UK Project:

Manage the overall coordination, status reporting, financials, schedules and stability of project-oriented work efforts, ensures that project goals and objectives are met within agreed upon time, scope and resource requirements

Develops detailed project plans and manages all implementation processes within budget constraints

The Project Manager will seek to maximise client satisfaction and where appropriate aim to protect and maximise revenue streams associated with a project in line with product and sales expectations

Projects up to £1m in value, medium in size, an average risk profile and complexity

The Project Manager will:

Manage medium-sized project/initiatives as an individual contributor with advanced knowledge within discipline, leading a segment of several initiatives or a larger initiative

Responsible for planning, developing, and executing project schedules, ensuring compliance, resolving issues, and monitoring project budget and potential risks

Effectively deal with and develop solutions to moderately difficult problems

Provides input into new products, processes, standards or plans in support of the business

Lead complex initiatives and projects

Regularly communicate to the status of specific project deliverables, and interact with clients as required to manage the delivery

Liaise with external third-party suppliers, internal customers and stakeholders (for example RTP Delivery Operations)

Have a basic understanding of any pertinent contract related to the project assigned and a broad understanding of the contractual commitments that you have to meet

Minimise any commercial or reputational risk to RTP Delivery on projects as directed by the product owner

The Project Manager must:

Have experience working in cross-functional environments and on small to medium projects

Have experience in an Agile working environment

Be a self-starter and a driver for process & continuous improvement within the team

Have a strong commercial focus on activities that contribute to the performance of RTP Delivery providing measurable value to the business

Accurately estimate and provide input into the forecast budget and resource demand

Have a broad understanding of all contractual obligations and constraints

Have experience of running projects with a budget of up to £500K

Have experience of interacting with 3rd party suppliers and vendors

Strong understanding of risk management

Strong stakeholder management skills are essential

All about you:

The Project Manager must consistently demonstrate the following key “essential” competencies:

Focus on delivery with a "get it done" attitude

Customer focus

Self confidence

Initiative and problem solving

Teamwork and coaching

Influencing and communication skills

Strong stakeholder management skills

Planning, Estimating and task management

Financial control and budget management

Leading with vision


Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, both waterfall and agile

The Project Manager should be able to demonstrate the following “desirable” competencies:

Knowledge of the Payments Industry and Financial Services an advantage

Business case and benefits realisation

Knowledge / experience of infrastructure project delivery a plus

Process improvement / IT transformation experience

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-182677