Senior Project Manager

Recruiter
SITA
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
28 Sep 2018
Closes
14 Oct 2018
Sector
IT
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This role is responsible for the success (on-time on budget to quality and customer expectations) of one or a portfolio of large internal or external projects. As a senior role in the organization it requires demonstrated mastery of a number of leadership competencies as well as technical skills. The seniority of the role is also reflected in that the projects/portfolios assigned are large and complex. Financial responsibility is also significant at this level with a cost responsibility of at least $1m to $10m direct revenue generation of $2m to $30m and a project team of 5 to 30.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

'- Accountable during the pre-contract phase to review/approve the delivery project submissions ensuring that the projects are realistic achievable and aligned with the customer/SITA value drivers .

  • Lead the planning process and own the project implementation including approval/review of the project resource plans budget and risk register and ensuring interlock with product/partners/resource pool owners.
  • Ensure senior leadership is aware of the delivery/resource/prioritization implications of the project/program/portfolio including potential impact to SITA as a whole.
  • Once approved ensure complete handover from the bid team and end-to-end be accountable to manage the delivery of projects as per defined SITA project management methodology to deliver the agreed scope right first time.
  • Proactively take leadership to manage the contract during delivery including risks and issues and take ownership of escalations whilst ensuring customers fulfill their obligations and recover costs in case of lapses.
  • Lead motivate coach and direct the project team and monitor and manage the performance of 3rd party suppliers both internal and external in order to secure the delivery targets.
  • Ensure successful and complete handover to operations and project closure once the project is delivered including lessons learned and financial closure.


Working with the Customer 

  • Establish/lead project governance internally/externally (to CXO level) to ensure stakeholders are aligned on project status issues risks and that accountability is assigned to manage these whilst effectively managing change.
  • Strive to ensure customer value is generated throughout the project and support Management in ensuring SITA meets its commercial objectives for the project and develops its relationship with the customer.
  • Demonstrate commercial focus by identifying opportunities for ''upsell'' on the project directly or with the customer more generally and progressing thes'

e with the appropriate governance. 

Budgeting & Reporting 

  • Manage project budget including Profit & Loss and cash and submit monthly Project Financial forecasts during the full life cycle so that profit margins are maintained or increased.
  • Manage resources proactively in collaboration with resource pool managers to ensure maximum utilization and appropriate prioritization.
  • Represent the project externally and internally by communicating and reporting on project status to the customer and internally to senior stakeholders via the established governance and internal processes (Project Reviews/BOT).

'- Accountable during the pre-contract phase to review/approve the delivery project submissions ensuring that the projects are realistic achievable and aligned with the customer/SITA value drivers .

  • Lead the planning process and own the project implementation including approval/review of the project resource plans budget and risk register and ensuring interlock with product/partners/resource pool owners.
  • Ensure senior leadership is aware of the delivery/resource/prioritization implications of the project/program/portfolio including potential impact to SITA as a whole.
  • Once approved ensure complete handover from the bid team and end-to-end be accountable to manage the delivery of projects as per defined SITA project management methodology to deliver the agreed scope right first time.
  • Proactively take leadership to manage the contract during delivery including risks and issues and take ownership of escalations whilst ensuring customers fulfill their obligations and recover costs in case of lapses.
  • Lead motivate coach and direct the project team and monitor and manage the performance of 3rd party suppliers both internal and external in order to secure the delivery targets.
  • Ensure successful and complete handover to operations and project closure once the project is delivered including lessons learned and financial closure.


Working with the Customer 

  • Establish/lead project governance internally/externally (to CXO level) to ensure stakeholders are aligned on project status issues risks and that accountability is assigned to manage these whilst effectively managing change.
  • Strive to ensure customer value is generated throughout the project and support Management in ensuring SITA meets its commercial objectives for the project and develops its relationship with the customer.
  • Demonstrate commercial focus by identifying opportunities for ''upsell'' on the project directly or with the customer more generally and progressing thes'

 

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

At least 10 years or more of Project Management experience with full budget responsibility in a commercial environment

  • experience in IT solutions provider environment with knowledge of SITA-like products and underlying technologies an advantage.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IT and specifically the ATI industry and economic drivers
  • Strong project financial management experience including budgeting estimating and reporting
  • Advanced user of MS Office applications and collaboration tools (sharepoint)
  • Very competent in MS Project and/or other project management tools

PROFESSION COMPETENCIES

  • Manage Cost and Revenue
  • Manage Customer
  • Manage Human Resources
  • Manage Integration and change
  • Manage Procurement & logistics
  • Manage Quality
  • Manage Scope
  • Manage Time
  • Product/Solution Knowledge
  • Results Orientation

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Adhering to Principles & Values
  • Communication
  • Creating & Innovating
  • Customer Focus
  • Impact & Influence
  • Leading Execution
  • Teamwork

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree or technical equivalent Master's degree preferred
  • Formal project management training and certification
  • PMP/PRINCE certification required

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