ERP Project Manager

Reference Number: 5300442
Location: The Netherlands

Sr Project Manager – Manufacturing

Job Summary:

My client is searching for a Project Manager for our Consulting Services group, with a particular focus on Manufacturing. The candidate should be fluent in English and can be located anywhere in Europe.

This position requires up to 75% travel to client sites, focus on Manufacturing SC projects across the UK and Europe; working with teams locally, across EMEA and globally

Key Tasks

  • Ability to deliver major projects to time, cost and quality; ensuring they achieve minimum gross margins as agreed at the outset of the project
  • Able to lead from the front project teams in the resolution of customer project issues, escalating to appropriate parties as needed
  • Collaborates with appropriate resources on customer’s business, organization and culture to strengthen their credibility as trusted advisors
  • Helps validate and produce appropriate baseline project plans and templates
  • Assists in generating Statement of Work and customer proposal documents
  • Works with appropriate parties to plan project resource requirements
  • Provides guidance, feedback, coaching, and developmental experiences to project team members
  • Assesses project performance and communicates lessons learned to increase institutional knowledge
  • Ensures project team adheres to policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards
  • Manages services engagements including interactions with client project team and client executives
  • Resolves all project issues including budget, timeline, accounts receivable, scope changes, software functionality and technology
  • Provides regular project communication and status reporting
  • Manages project quality to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensures that projects deliver the value/ROI sold with the engagement
  • Builds collaborative relationship that increases customer’s perception of the value brings to their business and expands future business opportunities
  • Keeps individual expenses within budget
  • Records billable time to customer, as appropriate
  • Records cost-transfer time to other teams, as appropriate
  • Escalates issues that may have negative financial impact
  • Manages service engagement budgets
  • Reviews billing for all active accounts
  • Maximizes margin on service engagements
  • Ensure the customers’ business case is met or exceeded
  • Ensures supporting project documentation is in order and submitted timely

Experience / Skills required:

  • Sound project management work experience required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ all round experience of ERP / SCM software solutions in a Functional or Project Consulting capacity with end to end capability (Functional / Technical knowledge)
  • Broad Manufacturing Supply Chain experience (S&OP/IBP, ESP, Demand, Sequencing, BTO) through related complex client-side implementations enterprise clients
  • Experience managing large manufacturing software implementation projects required and key project leadership / project management
  • Integration and coordination experience with 3rd party consulting integrators (i.e. Cap Gap Gemini, IBM, HP etc.)
  • PMP or Prince 2 certification is a plus, must be willing and able to adapt and adopt to project methodology and processes
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in software consulting, implementation or development projects, with well-developed functional consulting and analytical skills
  • Knowledgeable about project management best practices
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and interfacing with C-Level Executives
  • Skilled at leading and coordinating across diverse teams to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with little to no guidance
  • Capable of facilitating with teams i.e. design sessions, conflict resolutions, brainstorming etc.
  • Ideally experience of multi-tier resource delivery models (on-shore, near-shore, off-shore)
  • Track record in project managing multiple software application projects concurrently is desirable
  • Experience in related Supply Chain (SCM) / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software and Systems
  • Proven experience of change and risk management is a plus

Technical / Product skills required:

  • Experience with Microsoft Project desirable
  • High level understanding of software and infrastructure – ideally from a major enterprise software house
  • High level understanding of software development processes desirable
  • High Level understanding of Integration desirable

Personal Profile:

  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both English and Dutch (business level in both languages)
  • Professional in attitude and appearance to face off with clients,
  • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities and multiple customers, having a proactive hands on approach
  • Excellent questioning and listening skills, with strong influencing skills
  • Approachable and able to communicate effectively at all levels, with excellent relationship skills
  • Possess coaching skills to share information and knowledge effectively with customers and colleagues
  • Ability to organise personal work time around client availability, travel requirements and other constraints in order to meet the assigned deliverables within agreed time/cost constraints and client expectations
  • Motivated, confident, self-sufficient and able to contribute from day one
  • Travel required to customer site or headquarters which could be based anywhere in the UK or Main-land Europe. Typically 50-75% travel each week – working at customer site Mon-Fri (occasional weekends by exception)

 Interested??? Contact Anthony Cook TODAY!!! a.cook@actarisrecruitment.com

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