30 April 2014

Aimie Davey, Assistant Consultant in Odgers Interim’s Financial Services Practice, on her work within the Project & Programme Management.

Operating in such a fast paced sector, the past few years have been a real learning curve. I have been with Odgers Interim since August 2011, with my recent focus developing into project management level roles within the Financial Services sector. I continue to build a strong database of project managers to support clients in sourcing the right skills and attributes needed for their organisations. We are not here to compete with other middle management’s preferred supplier lists, or with interims own networks. The offering has been set up as a number of our clients and interim executives have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of service and quality at this level.

The drive for project managers, and the clients we are looking to work with, are mainly senior interims who we have placed into transformation programmes, or who are well known to Odgers Interim. As a practice we have seen a real need from interim managers who require extra resource at this level, between £500 and £700 per day.

The specific skills that are desirable for project managers are varied, but are those who specialise in IT, HR, Finance, Risk and Regulatory, Procurement and Operations. I cannot see demand shifting in the short term, but only increasing as the recruitment market improves. I also predict that networks will constrict, meaning good quality project managers will be even harder to find.

We strongly believe this service will add value to the organisations we work with. Our success is based on relationships and delivering against a specific brief.

If you are a project manager seeking your next project management position in the Financial Services sector, please do contact me to arrange an introduction.

Categories: Project & Programme Management, Financial Services


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