My client, who is in the financial services sector, is looking for a Programme Test Manager to join their their community.
This will be a long time project - the office is based in Brussels, but is a mostly remote position.
Description and what we have to offer – Programme Test Manager We are looking for a Programme Test Manager to join the Testing community of GBS to : ▪ Manage extensive testing activities/operations ▪ Direct several test leaders and a large number of software testers ▪ Coordinate numerous teams contributing to the testing activities/operations ▪ Be responsible of formulating projects/programmes (global) test strategies and tests planning & launches/activation Your main tasks ▪ Define the global testing, launch and activation strategy for the implementation of a programme or a set of projects. ▪ Coordinate the execution of the testing activities (spread across a large number of teams) for the implementation of a programme or a set of projects. Manage the impediments that may occur. ▪ Engage with internal stakeholders in various areas of the organisation to seek alignment and collaboration. Deal with external stakeholders/Vendors ▪ Responsible for meeting project/programme objectives within quality, time, and budget targets, and for managing associated risks (for the what concerns the testing part) ▪ Has a direct and controlling impact on the results of testing for a specific area of the organization, contributing to the fact that there is no disruption to mission critical business services in this area and maintaining a clear competitive advantage for the company ▪ Decision-making involves the use of judgment within the scope of the defined strategy Qualifications – Internal : Technical skills You have * At least 10 years of experience working with Testing * Test management experience in handling cross functional multi-platform projects also requiring the coordination of a large number of teams * Very good analysis & investigation skills; ability to break down complex problems and develop solutions * Proven experience to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities while maintaining overall control * Experience with offshoring * Good business knowledge of any Euroclear business domain (EB Settlement, Collateral Mgt, Cash and Banking or Asset Servicing) is an asset Soft skills You are * Clients focused and result oriented * Fluent in English (both written and oral) * Able to learn quickly in a complex environment and to synthesize the situation * Assertive to drive tasks to completion You know how to * Motivate and inspire colleagues to pursue excellence and exceed expectations * Delegate (transfer tasks and responsibilities to colleagues according to their capabilities and potential) * Demonstrate persuasion skills (obtain approval of others with good arguments, appropriate influencing methods and personal authority) * Perform efficiently during and after difficult situations (respond calmly to sudden changes, remain controlled when pressure is high,...) You have * Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, active listening) at all levels, from staff members to senior management level * Strong leadership skills * Strong negotiation, conflict management and influencing skills at different levels of management