Senior Project Manager

Nigel Wright
Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Global services business is looking to recruit an experienced Senior Project Manager with experience of ERP systems and who has operated within an agile methodology.

The Role

Though your initial focus will be on the finance and HR modules of their ERP system, you will be responsible for the delivery of a range of large scale (i.e.budgets of over £500k) software development and infrastructure technology (e.g, SharePoint, O365 implementations) and change related projects as part of the delivery portfolio. For each project you will:

  • Ensure an effective governance model is in place to support the delivery of the project
  • Work with a varied set of global stakeholders and develop effective relationships
  • Build motivated, delivery focussed teams
  • Articulate and document sound business cases, with clearly defined measurable business outcomes and benefits
  • Produce sufficiently detailed plans and project related documents
  • Engage in business change related activities to ensure projects are successfully adopted and support benefits realisation
  • Demonstrate flexibility to operate across range of delivery methodologies from Agile to traditional project delivery approaches
  • Proactively bring together cross-functional stakeholders to define and agree prioritised sets of deliverables
  • Work closely with the project and technical specialist teams to ensure business needs are understood and delivered by the project
  • Engage in commercial and procurement activities, demonstrating a commercial mindset
  • Oversee the delivery of agreed management products and technical deliverables as agreed within the projects business case, scope and projects governance

The Requirements

With demonstrable experience of delivering a diverse range of complex projects, including ERP system upgrades/implementations, you will have operated in accordance with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Specifically you will be able to engage both with technical teams and business stakeholders to achieve desired business outcomes & benefits. In addition you will possess:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to manage and influence stakeholders of all levels
  • Strong problem, Issue, Risk and Change Management skills
  • Experience in managing multiple projects in a demanding environment
  • Strong risk assessment, problem resolution, negotiation, and influencing skills
  • Excellent skills in using and planning around Microsoft Project as well as Agile related products such as Kanban

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