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Senior Project Manager - Sap

IBM - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

Senior SAP Project Manager
At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!
The Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of the SAP delivery project throughout its lifecycle. They are responsible for defining, planning, tracking and managing the project, for identifying key resources and providing the direction they require in order to meet project objectives. The Project Manager provides leadership to cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria. They also ensure adherence to project management methodology practices, provide team coaching, evaluate the performance of team members and reinforce the enterprise knowledge management through the collection and communication of lessons learned.
The successful candidate will have a solid background managing the successful delivery of SAP solutions with extensive experience across at least 4 full implementations. The candidate will demonstrate end-to-end project experience that encompasses process design, planning, and management; execution of the build through to go-live is a must. Experience implementing systems based on a templated solution will be highly valued.
Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the project planning activities and manage the execution of projects according to plan. Establishes and manages the project, ensuring all deliverables are delivered on time to agreed scope, budget, to meet quality expectations and add value/ deliver benefits to the IBM.
  • Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess and amend the scope of work requirements, budget and timeline.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance.
  • Analyse risk, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action.
  • Directs, facilitates and ensures project teams create plans that enable delivery the project.
  • Oversees the project budget ensuring accurate and punctual reporting and forecasting
  • Actively reviews, tracks and challenge risks, issues, decisions and assumptions and identifies how opportunities can be realised.
  • Assesses project to ensure project delivery to agreed baselines remains viable and will meet defined business benefits.
  • Ensures effective resource management is undertaken so that the project is resourced with the required expertise.
  • Manages conflicts and dependencies between project streams and wider initiatives as required.
  • Reviews the progress of the project and effectively manages the change of requirements, dependencies, milestones, risks, issues, and priorities.
  • Acts as a point of escalation for the project and ensures collaboration of any required parties lead to successful outcomes and/or issues/risks mitigation.
  • Responsible for driving outstanding performance and gaining commitment through developing, coaching, motivating, energising and inspiring team members.
  • Ensures that momentum is maintained throughout the project so the team remain motivated and focused on delivery.
  • Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained.
  • Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Ensure proper use of project management methodology, standards, tools, processes and procedures.
  • Performance appraisal of the team members.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise:
  • Successful (and recent) track record of delivery of multiple SAP implementation projects performing in the role of Project or Program Manager.
  • Project management experience in SAP ERP (ECC, S/4 HANA) as well as Successfactors engagements
  • Deep experience across multiple indsutries, including Government, Resources and Energy is required to be successful
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to deliver high profile activities to tight timescales.
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment, across multiple countries
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong facilitation presentation skills
  • Must be able to be able to plan and manage own workload (self-directing) with minimal. oversight, escalating where necessary to address potential risks or resolve issues.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to drive resolution of defects and issues by understanding client needs and presenting options to resolve the problem.
Desired Attributes and Skills:
  • Experience implementing SAP S/4HANA solutions is very highly valued.
  • Industry certifications (PMI / Prince2 etc) highly valued.
  • MBA is highly valued.
  • Previous experience delivering SAP solutions as a Project Manager while working for a professional services consulting organisation will be highly valued.
  • Previous experience with IBM's project management tools and processes is highly valued
  • Ambition, excellent leadership skills and a talent for building successful client relationships will be highly valued.

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