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Senior Project Manager


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Role summary

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of a project and needs to be a trusted partner for our customers. To achieve this, the Senior Project Manager drives the outcomes of the project as defined in the relevant contractual documents (typically in terms of scope, quality, schedule and budget) and works as per the agreed delivery methodology/relevant standards. The role consist also of participation during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement by providing input into the proposal especially in the areas of project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment. Being a team player and knowledge sharing with peers is an essential part of the SAP culture.

Opportunity Management

  • Assist with defining the project scope, schedule (including dependencies and integration components), resourcing and risk assessment
  • Ensure appropriate methodologies are incorporated, including usage of SAP accelerators, tailored to Customer needs
  • Contribute to Project Proposal Reviews conducted by the Customer
  • Delivery

  • Ensure effective execution Project management activities (planning, monitoring and controlling), including: Project planning: WBS, deliverables, dependencies, owners, due dates, links to other related plans Project resource planning and management Project financial planning and management Scope management Implement RAID management (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies) processes Manage the Project deliverable reviews and approval processes Work closely with the Project Sponsors and Project Review Boards to facilitate timely decisions necessary for Project delivery
  • Governance & Reporting Comply with SAP internal financial follow up for projects Progress reporting at regular intervals Build trusting and efficient working relationship with Customer and 3rd party stakeholders Ensure governance forums are operationalized and recorded as per governance model
  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables to project team
  • Review quality of work and manage integration of team members’ work
  • Provide performance input to project team members’ functional management
  • Knowledge Management

  • Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community
  • Participate in the development of project management best practices
  • Profile

  • Master’s degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or MBA an asset
  • Fluent in English, French and Dutch
  • 3 – 5 years of project management experience
  • International implementation experience required
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule
  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements
  • Team Player with excellent communication skills
  • Eager to learn and share knowledge
  • Senior Project Manager

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