Software Project Manager x3 - Stockport

Saxon Recruitment Solutions Ltd
£50k - £70k pa + Benefits + Bonus
25 Sep 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Project Manager x3 - Stockport. Software Project Manager, Software Engineering Manager, Software Manager, Software Development Manager, IT Project Manager, Pre-Sales, WMS, Automation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Software Integration, ERP, Agile, SCRUM. This leading Enterprise Software organisation are looking for an experienced Software Project Manager / Software Manager / IT Project Manager x3 to drive Development Project delivery forward. You will manage software development teams to produce software to an agreed quality and timescale using development disciplines and practices. We are looking for Project Managers (up to 3) to deal with the management of customers involved in major distribution projects. We are looking for outward facing individuals ( ie ones who cannot only manage teams internally but more importantly can manage customer expectations ) and who can handle tight deadlines. Project Manager's need, in particular, to be good with external customers and are able to take commercial responsibility. You must be very comfortable in a Customer facing capacity and have excellent Customer Relationship Management skills. You will be an experienced Software Project Manager from a Development background with strong "man management" skills. You will need a strong personality but diplomatic with excellent leadership, charisma and people management skills. You will ideally have an understanding of, or software exposure to, Carrier Management, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Logistics, Automation, eCommerce, Retail or ERP systems. It will be a bonus if you have had experience of software integration. The Project Manager will have excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and good interpersonal skills from the warehouse floor to Boardroom. You will be able to handle multiple competing tasks both for own resource, and for team resources, be commercially minded with awareness of acting in the role of a sub-contractor. Customer negotiation skills are important as is the ability to motivate others to achieve goals especially when they are actually employees of another business. The Software Project Manager objectives are as follows : * Manage to a successful conclusion all software project delivery within the business unit * Ensure the functionality and the quality of the software is to an agreed standard * Ensure the software meets the customer's operational usability. Duties and Responsibilities : * Be responsible for setting and managing work objectives for the software engineering team. * Take responsibility for delivery to agreed quality and timescales of the teams' assigned deliveries (which commonly will be large or complex components (or more than one component at a time). * Be able to take a whole task list and effectively plan a sprint, understanding timescales, priorities, and team competencies. * Manage teams' workloads, juggling conflicting priorities. Required attributes : * Previous experience as a Software Project Manager and / or Software Team Leader * Knowledge of Project Management techniques, Agile, Scrum and ideally software integration * Good time management skills * Analysis skills of operational and business needs * Ability to understand technical issues * Ability to analyse and solve problems creatively * Ability to work to deadlines and budgets * Self-sufficiency and pro-activeness * Organization and planning Full driving licence and a willingness for occasional travel within the UK and abroad. The Company is well established, secure, stable and very successful. They can offer much freedom, no red tape or bureaucracy hampered by layers of management, early responsibility, diverse complex integration projects, working with a wide variety of clients. Career progression can be rapid.
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