Applications Project Manager
A leading client based in London have an exciting new vacancy for an Application Project / Product Manager.
The successful candidate will have had a thorough grounding in the design, planning and implementation of applications solutions to meet business needs. The organisation uses a number of existing applications provided by external suppliers so a key part of this role will be to manage relationships, negotiate terms, etc. Internal Stakeholders may also identify new applications which may improve the business, the Application Project Manager will then gather the requirement and identify if a similar application is currently being used within the organisation, or to engage with current / new suppliers.
•Produce and maintain project, resource and quality plans, track risks, issues and actions to ensure project objectives are met.
•Own and manage the delivery of a variety of IT and Business led projects using agreed project management methods, ensuring they are fully completed in line with business requirements and quality expectations, on time and within budget.
•Ensure requirements are managed effectively and scope controlled throughout project life cycle.
•Control implementation and release management to ensure smooth transition to live operation and handover to business and IT operational teams.
•Provide support to end users so that the success of a project can be effectively measured after its implementation into live operation.
•Manage relationships and ensure effective communication between project participants and maintain good working relationships with all delivery teams and project stakeholders including internal IT delivery teams, external suppliers, test teams, operational teams and external clients.
•As necessary, write and review QA and UAT test scripts.
•Manage UAT with end users including coordination and user acceptance signoff.
•Prepare user documentation and training documentation as necessary.
•Conduct contract negotiations, ensuring business requirements exist and are met, alternative solutions are researched and completing cost-benefit analysis to ensure business receives the best value-for-money.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•Demonstrable experience of full lifecycle project management implementations for small to medium sized projects.
•Experience/knowledge of structured Project Management methodologies.
•Good at preparing and tracking project plans and budgets.
•Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
•Experience of systems analysis techniques, gathering and documenting systems solutions and documenting solution designs.
•Ability to prepare business cases, feasibility studies, functional specifications and requirements statements.
•Experience in process mapping and documentation.
•Ability to manage conflicts in workload as they arise.
•Strong interpersonal skills coupled with innovative thinking.
•Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
•Demonstrable experience working to structured Agile and Waterfall methodologies.