Junior Project Manager / Project Coordinator

Recruiter
Ambis Resourcing Partnership
Location
Leicestershire
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Seeking a Junior Project Manager / Senior Project Co-Ordinator, looking to progress quickly with a well-respected software reseller. Experience of managing software projects is essential, running application software such as ERP, Accounting or Finance software, Distribution, MRP, Payroll, Construction or Property software, Pensions or Insurance software or similar business focused solutions. Starting salary from £30 - £40k plus car allowance, with regular reviews.

This is an opportunity to join a thriving software consultancy and grow into a full-blown Project Manager. The company is based in Leicester. Initially you will need to be able to commute to Leicester a couple of days a week, whilst you earn the ropes of their ERP software and familiarise yourself with their working methods. After that, you can be home based if you prefer as well as spending time on client sites handling objectives, expectations and conflict.

This Junior Project Manager / Senior Project Co-Ordinator role is with an ERP software consulting company who work in several sectors including distribution, finance, professional services, and supply chain. They are professional with structured project management methodologies, they are great employers and they look after their clients and their staff very well. Typical projects are 80-400 consulting days with consultancy and software development combined.

Initially you will work on smaller ERP software upgrades, which will be an easy way to get accustomed to the software and their methods.

They need someone who is good at working with clients; you will be focused, bright, and well-organised with strong application software knowledge. You will be someone who has worked as a Junior Project Manager (or Senior Project Co-Ordinator) in a software company, or for a software reseller and is particularly good with clients, agreeing project objectives, organising resources, carrying out risk assessment, ensuring quality standards are met, and overseeing costings and billings. You should be happy going on site and having the difficult conversations about client expectations, project creep and budget constraints.

You will also provide project progress reports, create schedules and look after risk logs. On your initial small projects, you will be running the client meetings, planning the projects, and setting client expectations. As a Junior Project Manager, you will attend on-site meetings, liaise with your clients, manage the Implementation Consultants, manage workshops, create business process documents, and maintain high levels of communication with stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of software implementation projects and that they are completed on time and to budget.

Your background:

* An Application Software background is essential such as ERP, Accounting, MIS, Payroll, Distribution, Dealer Management, Payments, Construction, Property, Pensions software, Document Management, or similar application software
* Knowledge of software tools for project management (Excel/ MS Project) is highly desirable
* Strong analytical skills and knowledge of business processes
* Able to communicate professionally and confidently with clients face to face and on the phone
* Experienced in application software projects, progress reports, project scheduling, risk logs
* Enthusiastic, well organised, good time management and attention to detail
* Great communication and team working skills and able to build strong client relationships
* Excel experience
* MS Project, Prince II (or other project management) practitioner or foundation qualifications would be a bonus

This is a chance to join a busy, professional software company, to show your value in helping IT projects run smoothly on time and to budget, and to become a full ERP Software Project Manager.

If you are a keen Junior Project Manager with applications software expertise, and you are ready to take the next step in your career, please contact Jake King or Carolyn MacLurg at Ambis Resourcing

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