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Project Management, Lead Specialist

Job category:  Project Management
Work location:  Home Based
Office location: 

Brussels, BE

Contract type:  Permanent
Job type:  Employee

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I.  GENERAL INFORMATION

Role

Project Manager

 

 

Overall objective of the Role

The Project Manager is responsible for the successful management of one or more country implementation projects eventually part of a large program with responsibility for delivering a defined section.

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Manages project deliverables, scope and expectations and coordinates project progress with stakeholders and program management.
  • Interfaces independently with all functional and business areas/ groups affected by the project,
  • Works closely with Resource Managers to ensure adequate allocation of resources to projects is being managed
  • Develops and tracks to detailed project plan, including schedules, cost estimates, resource plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans and issue resolution plans
  • Makes project decisions and recommendations to program management about schedules, prioritization, and resource allocation with input from others as needed
  • Communicates and reports status to program management and all other stakeholders e.g., Status Reports, steering input, etc.
  • Provides leadership to his/her project teams
  • Employs project management best practice methodologies working within a framework that includes process definition, templates,  tools and NGA’s standards
  • Coaches team members to reach common project goals/objectives
  • Identifies training needs within his project team
  • Managing the project budget – including the estimates created during the funding process, the on-going allocation of financial resources and the regular reporting of the state of the project financials
  • Ensuring C-sat meets the agreed target, taking ownership with the AD, to drive improved customer satisfaction at project level
  • Monitors the project deliverables are within NGA’s standard delivery model and deviations are identified and reported
  • Driving CR’s through changes to agreed standard/contract, mitigating any commercial risk
  • Driving improved project performance through continuous improvement and transformation activities
  • Working with third party providers to deliver contractual commitments
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Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Master or bachelor degree
  • At least 4 years’ experience in IT-project management
  • Willingness to travel
  • Managing budgets of in excess of £500k
  • Vendor management experience
  • Fluent in English (written, spoken, …)
  • Experience within the HR-domain

 

Desirable

  • PMP certification or similar (PRINCE2, Agile, SCRUM,…)
  • HR Consulting and /or outsourcing industry experience

Personal Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural/international environment
  • Ability to interpret and prioritise multiple, potentially conflicting requirements
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong risk analysis and capacity to develop efficient and effective mitigation plans
  • Outcome and target focused
  • Highly commercially aware
  • Pragmatic approach

PM Competencies

  • Strong financial acumen and forecast accuracy
  • Clear contract understanding and scope management
  • Committed to deadlines and schedule in time.
  • Leads team (customer and/or NGA team members) with moderate supervision
  • Produces good quality work, delivers technical and analytical results, demonstrates value creation for smaller projects
  • Understands and applies NGA project management methodology or recognised equivalent for completing assignments
  • Contributes to proposal process independently within specified area

Implementation Competencies

  • Has shown leadership in implementing specific solutions at various customers
  • Is recognised as an expert both internally and externally
  • Has implemented/led a technology solution through all project phases several times
  • Combines methodology to new approaches as a response to customer needs
  • No direct supervision necessary

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