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Vanita Kanda

program manager

Can work in or around London

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  • Suggested rate £800 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location
London, England, United Kingdom
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  • around London and 50km

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Languages

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual

  • Punjabi

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Native or bilingual

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Skills (6)

Vanita in a few words


Working with C-level Executives, I have been responsible for solely managing complex programmes which are very high risk & high impact, being trusted to structure the project and deliver outcomes within a very stringent timeline and budget constraint, within a high-pressure environment.

● Strategic planning / Business development - Managing Stakeholder Expectations
● Program Delivery / Leadership and development - Third party / Vendor supplier Management
● Project Management / Programme Management - Communication / Stakeholder Management - Solution Design /Scheduling
● Agile Methodology/ Dynamic Environments - Requirement Gathering/ Facilitation Skills
● Design thinking and Finance liaison with IT - Statement of Work (SOW)/Costs

Experience

CAPGEMINI - Capgemini Organisation

Senior Programme Manager - SC cleared  - As a freelancer

March 2021 - Today (1 year and 8 months)

Projects worked on Home Office HMRC John Lewis Partnership

Hyperion RKH Specialty

Product Manager  - As a freelancer

November 2018 - Today (4 years)

Launching and improving the RHK dashboards for Hyperion X. The purpose of the roles was to demo the dashboards to senior stakeholders and with the Hyperion X director to launch the customised dashboard within the new business. As part of the roles I gathered feature requests, scheduled releases and coordinated sprints. Identified user needs and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

Lloyds Banking Group

Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager : TSB Migration Programme (Contractor)  - As a freelancer

London, UK

January 2017 - May 2018 (1 year and 4 months)

As part of the TSB and Lloyds bank demerge I managed the 19 plus work streams across the business. The purpose of the role was to ensure that the platform teams disable their systems when the programme goes live. Lloyds and TSB customers should not be connected and data should not be shared with both banks. Managed work streams budget, tracking costs and weekly spend that is reported on the monthly steering group meetings. Responsible for delivering multiple program/applications, creating roadmaps, plans, providing approvals for teams to complete work and liaising with third party suppliers to deliver the data extracts whilst managing TSB stakeholder expectations. Managed the following digital and payment platforms IBDB2, CCTM MIDA, CCTM Non MIDA, RSA, eStatements, iPSL.
• Tracked work progress across all of the business streams with timeframes to deliver the projects, monitoring project delivery. Tracked work stream spend to manage the program overall costs. Creating a weekly PowerPoint pack to summarise work stream progress to stakeholders
• Outlined the risks, issues and dependencies with the mitigation plan at Programme level. The following tools are used, CMT MSP, Excel, Clarity and Excel.
• Delivered the project on time and within budget, raise change requests for additional support
• Provide support to help resolve issues so the business platforms can complete their system testing for the disablement event stream
• Establish and maintain the business case, ensuring the underlying scope and requirements will allow the programme benefits to be realised. Responsible for allocating resources to the projects. Present/report progress and key decisions to the Programme's Steering Committee on a monthly basis. Worked as change request manager, managing requests from TSB to the LBG platforms, engaging the teams to do an impact assessment before submitting them to the TSB stakeholders.

DST Systems

Senior Project Manager

December 2015 - December 2016 (1 year)

HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management

CRM Global Business Manager  - As a freelancer

July 2013 - January 2015 (1 year and 6 months)

Central point of contact for main Sales and Marketing tools (CRM- ClientPro, Stoneshot, RFPMaster (Qvidian) and Qlikview). Main responsibilities include:
• Managing all Run the Bank and Change the Bank aspects of the CRM whilst managing on boarding of regional offices on to CRM, Stoneshot, RFPMaster and Qlikview applications.
• Setting and Managing Data Quality standards with Regional Offices.
• Managing a team of local administrators across the globe.
• Working collectively with third party vendors as well as in house teams, managing enhancements on the platforms to deliver agreed solutions, in response to sales and marketing business requirements.
• Working with all regional offices to identify/modify/formalize business processes in line with changes.
• Support the business in effective use of the systems and training.
• Managing Business Communication and Release Notes in regards to new or upgrade to software releases.
• Planning projects and, manageing CRM change releases, making sure the CRM change has met the business requirements across the globle.
• Planning and Managing post release training and support with the Regional Offices which also includes post implementation feedback/review.

Accenture - ACCENTURE ORGANISATION

Lloyds Banking Group : Pre-sales, Business Consultant

April 2012 - September 2012 (5 months)

Write up deck to clarify what the current process is and how we can automate the PPI process. Sell £xxx amount project and save the bank money. Document the costs, savings of the new process, liaising with senior managers to create a PowerPoint document to get funding approved from programme board. Pre-selling the product based on what is already is implemented and explain how the new enhancement can help the business. Business role with some understanding of how the PPI payment system is working.

Accenture - ACCENTURE ORGANISATION

PMO Planner

November 2011 - April 2012 (5 months)

PMO Planner/ Project Assurance. Project planning, liaising with programme managers, stakeholders and directors. Maintain plan in MSP using Prince 2 methodology

Accenture Consulting

SAP Functional Analyst /Business Analyst

May 2010 - November 2010 (6 months)


• Responsibility to deliver large scale projects and innovative technology system to help clients transform the way they do business. My current project I am working as a Business Analyst/SAP CRM Functional Consultant
• Write solution documents to issues raise by the clients
• Create test plans using HPQC.
• Good use of Clear Case, Clear Quest, SAP CRM 7.0 tools.
• Write functional documents on how to implement or design the documents in a cost effective way, considering the business impact.
• Leasing with the client senior members regularly to understand the business requirements.
• Analyse and assess issues from a variety of different angles, to come up with most effective solution.
• Re-designing business processes and pulling together proposals. Implement and deploy leading software packages.
• Planning and scheduling tasks from team meetings to planning the project. Test programs, application modules in order to meet the functional design specification and technical performance requirements.
• Being flexible, confident and completing tasks on agreed deadlines via removing obstacles that may prevent me from carrying out tasks when ever possible.
• Perform technical and functional analysis and support the application end users. lucrative and repeat contracts by providing excellent levels of service Current project:
• EDF Energy. Working as a functional SAP Consultant within the Orchard program. Main responsibility is to gather high level business requirements from stake holders, business partners and project management. Write solution documents based on the requirements
•Write functional design specification form solutions outlined from high level solution documentation.
•Configure simple design solutions and test final implementation based on the functional requirements BP : Working as a Logistics Business Analyst/ Functional Consultant

I-Angel

Consultant  - As a freelancer

November 2007 - January 2010 (2 years and 2 months)


• Co-founding a successful recruitment company; establishing a solid reputation in the industry and acquiring lucrative and repeat contracts by providing excellent levels of service
• Configuring business proposals for potential clients, providing salient information to permit well informed choices, whilst best presenting the company for the contract
• Advertising the company and services as required to acquire new leads and converting leads into paying customers to continually expand the growing business
• Providing consultancy advice to clients and candidates regards the writing of influential CVs
• Expanding the business and meeting targets.
• Developing and managing a cost effective campaigns to promote recruitment fairs, on-campus events and alumni links
• Maintaining the company website and co-ordinate all panel decisions and offers made, providing detailed feedback to candidates
• Review, develop and market the company across all sectors
• Manage a team of recruitment consultants Looking to recruit new people, we are offering
-50% off recruitment fees.
-Free placement of a candidate for 5 months
-No Placement No Fee.

Kite Consulting Group

Practice Associate

January 2008 - January 2008

Compel

PeopleSoft

January 2006 - January 2008 (2 years)

IBM - IBM Group

Industrial Placement

September 2004 - August 2005 (11 months)

Education