Payments Project Manager

Riyadh

Contract

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Job Role – Payments Project Manager
Location – Riyadh
Type – Contract
Length – 12-month extendable contract (Long Term)
Benefits – Lucrative salary, EOSB, medical costs

Our client is among the top ten largest banks in the GCC covering Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Treasury and Islamic Banking.
Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Project Manager with a strong background in banking and payment systems. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of backend operations, specifically with Telemoney, ATM, and reconciliation systems. Additionally, experience with regulations from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and SADAD is essential. The candidate must be a quick learner, an effective communicator, and ideally proficient in both English and ideally Arabic.

Key Responsibilities:
• Project Management: Lead and manage multiple projects within the banking and payment systems domain from inception to completion, ensuring all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
• Stakeholder Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact between project stakeholders, ensuring clear and concise communication across all levels of the organization.
• System Integration: Oversee the integration and implementation of backend systems, including Telemoney, ATM, and reconciliation platforms.
• Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all projects comply with relevant regulations from SAMA and SADAD, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of changes and updates.
• Payment Systems Expertise: Utilize deep understanding of ATM switches and payment systems such as Base24 and Cortex to guide project decisions and implementations (Logic understanding and not technical)
• Risk Management: Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
• Team Leadership: Lead cross-functional teams, providing guidance, support, and motivation to achieve project objectives.
• Continuous Improvement: Proactively seek opportunities to improve project processes, methodologies, and outcomes.

Qualifications:
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Information Technology, or a related field. Agil / Waterfall / Prince2 / PMI / PMP certification is a plus.
• Experience: Minimum of 8 years of project management experience in the banking industry, with a focus on payment systems and solutions.
• Technical Skills:
o Proficient in backend systems such as Telemoney, ATM, and reconciliation.
o Strong understanding of ATM switches and payment systems
o Experience with regulatory frameworks from SAMA and SADAD.
• Language Skills: Fluent in English. Proficiency in Arabic is highly desirable.
• Soft Skills:
o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
o Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
o Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
o Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills.

Why Join Us:
• Innovative Environment: Be part of a forward-thinking company at the forefront of banking technology.
• Career Growth: Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
• Collaborative Culture: Work with a diverse team of talented professionals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your career. If you have the passion, skills, and experience to excel in this role, apply today!