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1810-5252: Senior Project Manager (m/w), Ludwigshafen

Published at 2018-10-08

The role of the Senior Project Manager is to lead large and complex projects and to take responsibility for the achievement of the agreed goals and objectives. A Senior Project Manager will spend the majority of their time project managing a large or strategically important project, which may be part of a program. The key differentiator will be their project management skills.
A Senior Project Manager uses staff resources provided by the line organisation. It is the responsibility of the Senior Project Manager to ensure that his/her level of authority regarding the.resources is clearly defined and understood by all parties as part of the project governance.
Skill Profile
Professional capability in project management is displayed when the leader of the project delivers the results required by all stakeholders. This requires managing the many variables that occur, during the life of the project. The following responsibilities show the range of requirements the Project Manager needs to manage.
Program Integration Management
• Take accountability for project performance while representing the company to the customer in a in a positive way
• Ensure a project plan is prepared and maintained
• Use previous experience and apply the Orange project management methodology
• Manage the plan using the negotiated resources
• Measure performance and take corrective action where necessary
Project Scope Management
• Responsible for delivering the agreed outcomes required from the project.
• Conduct stakeholder analysis, define and manage customer expectations both stated and unstated.

• Liaise with the business units for project inputs and regularly report to the sponsor.
• Clarify definition of mandate, details of contract and manage contract variations.
• Manage the relationship with internal and where applicable external customers to monitor and manage any changes to requirements or expectations.
• Ensure acceptance of project deliverables by stakeholder/customer/sponsor.
• Manage a change management process to provide change control
Project Time Management
Achieve customer deadlines
• Use a formal process to estimate times for all activities, sequence them and then prepare the schedule.
• Control performance to meet the deliverables according to the schedule.
Project Cost Management
• Plan, allocate and manage budgets.
• Give forewarning of any deviations from budget.
• Control the budget within the limits of the project specification and the amount released by the project sponsor through the contract.
• Seek approval from the sponsor for any anticipated expenditure above the project budget.

Project Quality Management
• Establish quality requirements with customer and manage project to ensure compliance.
• Ensure all variations are agreed, documented and managed.
• Ensure a project information base is maintained through an approved project specification, regular reports, meeting minutes, and a closing report.
• Use project reviews and health checks as a way of objectively monitoring project performance.
Project Human Resources Management
• Actively promote team effectiveness, morale and productivity.
• Ensure the team owns the goals of the project and they are willing to extend themselves to meet the goals.
• Support competence development of team and of other staff (if applicable)
• Manage the interface between internal resources and the customer.
Project Communications Management
• Implement a communication strategy to inform all stakeholders, provide regular reports.
• Provide market information as to future business opportunities (if applicable).

Project Risk Management
• Use risk management to minimise cost variations and deviations from schedule while delivering to the stakeholders confidence in the project.
Project Procurement Management
• In management of sub-projects in large complex engagements work within the procurement management processes defined.
• Manage third party equipment and suppliers.
• Provide feedback of efficiency of tools and competence to use them available to the project team.

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Skill Profile
The role of the Senior Project Manager is to lead large and complex projects and to take responsibility for the achievement of the agreed goals and objectives.
A Senior Project Manager will spend the majority of their time project managing a large or strategically important project, which may be part of a program.
The key differentiator will be their project management skills.
• Project Certification (PMP or Prince 2) mandatory.
• Technical initial education or strong affinity with IT infrastructure technology.
• At least 7 years of experience as a Project Manager in an international organization with a growing scope of responsibility.
• Clear capabilities to manage a team of more than 20 people.