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Project Manager
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Banking & Consumer Lending


Project Management



Application Deadline: Sept. 26, 2021

Location: Norway +3 more

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Josephine Ivstam

Job Description

Do you want to be responsible for managing key projects and drive value creation at Santander Consumer Bank? Do you have at least 5 years project or program management experience and prior experience working with facilitating management decisions?

Project Managers are responsible for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. They are accountable for managing project scope, project team and for directly influencing the success of the project.

Project Managers will be part of the Change Methodology team as a pool of professionals for the bank and will be dynamically assigned to projects under the sponsorship of a functional area – driven by the Bank’s priorities. Functional Sponsors are overall accountable for project success, securing key governance decisions and benefits realization.

Project Manager responsibilities include:

Initiation – Development of a project charter outlining among other things the objectives, scope and benefits of the project and identifying key stakeholders

Planning – Development of a project plan, key milestones and governance decisions, work breakdown scheme, resource planning, cost planning, quality requirements, planning of communications, training, procurement, risk management and stakeholder engagement

Execution - Directing and managing all work for the project, managing deliverables quality and testing, managing communications, securing necessary procurements, managing stakeholder expectations, driving value-based outcomes

Monitoring, controlling and reporting - Monitoring and controlling project scope/work and managing any necessary changes, resources, costs, procurements, risks and issues (and necessary escalations). Accurate and timely reporting of project execution status and deliverables.

Closure – Ensuring closure of deliverables and handover to relevant teams.

Skills & Requirements

Competence & Skills

  • Sound understanding of project management methodologies and associated tools
  • Planning skills
  • Proactive and independent
  • Collaborative, good relationship builder
  • Value-based, people focused, result-oriented leadership
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Good business and process understanding
  • English and Nordic language proficiency (preferable)
  • Solid competence with PowerPoint and Excel
  • Practical experience of project management tools and techniques
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile ways of working is desirable

Personal Characteristics

  • Structured
  • Self-driven and independent
  • Business oriented, with commercial acumen
  • People focused and able to develop effective working relations at senior levels
  • Communicative
  • High work ethics standards
  • High working capacity
  • Feels a sense of urgency


  • Minimum 5 years project or program management or PMO Experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ working experience
  • Project Management accreditation e.g. Prince 2 or similar desirable
  • Multicultural/ international working environment experience
  • Prior experience working with facilitating management decisions


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in economics, administration, project management or engineering

Location: Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Finland)

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work in a large, high-performing international company, in a dynamic environment that is constantly changing

  • A corporate culture that is professional and dynamic, yet informal. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum, as we expect our skilled employees to make long lasting and impactful decisions to shape our future

  • Highly competent, dedicated, and friendly co-workers with strong collaboration across the Nordics

  • Joining the team of game changing professionals as part of the Center of Excellence for Change Management

Location: Nordic


If you have the right profile and enthusiasm and a residence permit in the Nordic region please submit your application and CV as soon as possible. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Any questions? Please contact Anel Kovac, Change Methodology Leader, mail: [email protected]

About the company

Santander Consumer Bank is one of the largest Nordic banks providing loans and credits, credit cards, deposits and insurance to private customers. We are 1,400 colleagues in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and we are proud to be part of Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world with a solid history going back more than 160 years.

Our purpose is to help people and businesses prosper and we aim to be the best retail and commercial bank, earning the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities - through simple, personal and fair banking.

In our organization we foster and value an engaged, challenging and passionate environment that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. We operate in an ever-changing environment, and believe the key to success is involvement, active learning and continuous improvement in our daily work.

We are firmly committed to being a responsible bank in the way we operate, our culture, caring for our environment and giving back to society. Banco Santander is recognized as the most sustainable bank in the world following the publication of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2019.

To learn more about Santander in the Nordics, please visit our local webpages: https://www.santanderconsumer.... https://www.santanderconsumer.... https://santanderconsumer.dk/o... https://www.santanderconsumer....

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