Senior ERP/Oracle Project Manager
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Senior ERP/Oracle Project Manager
Due to continued growth and project pipeline my client are a strong ERP Project Manager to over see a multi-year Oracle implementation
Job DescriptionSenior ERP/Oracle Project Manager
£ - HIGHLY competitive salary
My client is a leading international organisation currently delivering a number of internal IS projects across their UK end user base. This includes complex end user environments across the UK, including network, datacentre, applications, infrastructure and desktop upgrades, migrations and roll outs. Although this is a " Senior Project Manager/Programme Manager" vacancy with a highly competitive salary, they are seeking an individual who is currently and happy to continue delivering projects directly. Budgets typically managed will range from £3million - £5million in value with varying timelines and delivery expectations.
Although predominantly based in Crawley, travel to their other UK sites will be expected (this could be up to 40% of your working week).
Primary Purpose of the Role:
Technical Project, Programme and Portfolio Management of high complexity IS projects, programmes and portfolios of all project types to successful delivery in accordance with company procedures. Professionally undertake requirements management, stakeholder management and change management. Professionally lead and carry out planning, monitoring and control of schedule, cost, opportunity, risk, benefits and resource within a structured project control system. Leadership and Line Management of other Project Managers.
For "High" Complexity Projects:
Technical/Engineering project management of the development and delivery of the project solution into service
Creation of the initial Project Plan during the bid or "Demand" phase of the lifecycle through requirement capture, work definition, estimating and scheduling that will include all Milestones, activities, resources and any other feature that will require to be delivered.
Project Governance (the Gate and Stage Processes) over the bid and project delivery activities to ensure project, technical, procurement and support processes are applied and are effective in controlling risks.
Establish an agreed Plan and baseline in accordance with procedures and working practices that becomes the Original Baseline Schedule that forms the basis for controlling the implementation of the Programme.
Establish relationship with project customers that is appropriate to the customer and the project. Ensure communication throughout the project meets the needs of the customer, and that the customer is involved in key governance steps (Project Launch and Acceptance as a minimum)
Update project Estimate At Complete on a (minimum) monthly basis. Produce and analyse cost and schedule and risk metrics on a monthly basis, carry out corrective actions and complete monthly reporting packs.
Escalation management of all project activities through Monthly Project and Portfolio Reviews, Line Management and Project Delivery Directors as appropriate
Focus on accurate cost management through weekly review of project actual costs. Implement corrective action where costs are not collected accurately.
Undertake monthly Opportunity & Risk Analysis (qualitative and quantitative on scope, cost, resource and schedule) and incorporate mitigation actions into the Performance Baseline.
Ensure data integrity of all project information including financials and schedule. Use the Oracle and Primavera toolset to hold all financial, schedule and resource information.
Work with the resource management teams to develop and manage the resource supply plan for the business as part of the core Integrated Business Planning Process. Support with managing project and resource conflicts to ensure successful project delivery to agreed project timescales
Lead specific continuous improvement initiatives related to elements of Project Management capability (competence and process). Support continuous improvement initiatives led by other colleagues. Identify and investigate new tools and methodologies and contribute practical suggestions for better ways of working.
Ensure "Lessons Learned Management" is applied to all projects, entailing application of lessons from other projects, and capturing lessons learned on specific projects under your control.
Mentor and coach less junior staff in project management methods, tools, processes and approaches.
Integrate projects into an overall portfolio and manage prioritisation in conjunction with the relevant deliver directors and customers.
Line Management of a number of Project Mangers
Analytical Project Management professional who can process data efficiently to provide solutions to problems and communicate the outcomes at all levels
A comprehensive understanding of business and commercial issues
Excellent inter-personnel, communication, and customer focused skills essential with the ability to influence at senior and board level
Highly organised, quick and efficient.
Delivers to agreed timescales with attention to detail
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