Project Manager Wholesale Lending


Company Description

At Varrlyn we believe that if it is possible, it will be done. If it is not possible, Varrlyn will look for ways to do it anyway. Turning impossible questions into possible solutions, that is what makes us different.

Our people breathe, dream and live dealing rooms. We have extensive experience in IT system implementations and application support for different financial markets applications. Varrlyn has a proven track record: we have worked for financial institutions in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris, New York, Frankfurt and Sydney. We will help you improve your cost efficiency, simplify your application architecture, optimize the time to market, increase straight through processing and comply with financial regulations. In short: You do the deal, we'll do the project!
Varrlyn is a consulting firm which was founded in 2010 and is based in The Netherlands.

Job Description

As a project manager, you can make a difference by supporting the Wholesale Lending (WL) Product Owner (PO) in managing the WL USD Backbook (BB) project within the IBOR Programme. This programme takes the global organisation through one of the biggest transitions ongoing in the financial industry: the replacement of several key interest rate benchmark indices.

  • As project manager, you will contribute to the successful global execution of the WL USD BB project.
  • You drive the central planning and execution cycle for the project.
  • You support the regional project managers, business analysts and fact extractors/remediation analysts with the execution of the USD BB strategy.
  • You know how to handle yourself independently in stressful, complex and sensitive situations and have good prioritizing skills.
  • You maintain an effective communication flow, including regular reporting to internal and external stakeholders, to ensure that tasks and their dependencies are delivered on time and within budget.
  • You contribute to and facilitate an agile way of working.
  • You have the mindset of being flexible and taking ownership necessary for this role.
  • You are a proactive person with an inquisitive approach and a natural talent to influence people.
  • You will work closely with regional and central project managers and service owners to ensure that project activities are correctly defined and prioritised on the backlogs of the central and regional teams.

Our programme team is part of the Treasury department but has a Group-wide mandate. It brings talented people together to accompany the organisation through the transition from the current USD Libor rates to alternative benchmarks. With you as project manager, the WL team will consist of diverse colleagues in a variety of roles, including a central product owner, scrum master, regional project managers, business analysts and several legal fact extractors and remediation analysts. The team is highly motivated and driven to achieve the programme objectives with full commitment and integrity. As the PO for WL says: “It is not often that you get the chance to be part of a programme of such magnitude and impact across the organisation. It is a rare opportunity and I really feel I contribute to the bank’s future. On top of that it is a true pleasure to work in this environment where we combine strong professional expertise with great team ethics”. You will report to the R4 WL PO.


You are a good communicator in both Dutch and English (verbal and written). You have the ability to work accurately and focus on results, also under pressure and tight deadlines. You always ask critical questions and you make sure all the needs of the different stakeholders are covered. You can be persuasive, when needed. You are detail oriented, punctual, a logical thinker and well organized. You know how to create support among the different stakeholders. Next to this, it is important that you recognize the checklist below.

  • At least a Bachelor degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar international, financial markets environment.
  • Additional certifications in the field of project management.
  • Demonstrable experience in project management for large projects or programmes.
  • Understanding of project lifecycle methodologies (e.g. Agile, Prince2) in the ICT sector and financial services.
  • Ability to coordinate activities across locations and to multi task in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to work independently and manage responsibilities with limited instruction.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Varrlyn

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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