FULL_TIME

Project Manager Expert - Anankei

Brussels BE
2021-09-13
2021-10-31

Our Customer in the telco business, is looking for a Senior Project Manager.

What is the role?
- Responsible to manage very large and complex projects, to steer the virtual teams throughout the different departments
- Responsible to ensure that the business or technical projects are delivered on -time, on-scope and on-budget through the use of the
Customers methodology while ensuring continuous alignment between the various stakeholders (within impacted teams) with many stakeholders in different business units.

Required Responsibilities:
Scope management:
- To ensure that the needs of the internal clients are taken into account and that the business/technical solutions are delivered in line with the agreed requirements. To challenge requested scope changes and this during the duration of the project.

Cost management:
- To define together with all involved parties the needed project budget.
- To ensure you get this budget approved by all necessary "governance bodies".
- To identify timely budget variances and to challenge them avoiding your projects exceeds their budget.

Time Management
- To define in cooperation with your project team a clear and realistic project plan that meets project objectives and clearly identifies the
expected results and the associated resources.
- To commitment from the different departments on the expected results.
- To challenge the various parties involved ensuring delivery within agreed time frame.

Risk Management:
- To avoid problems by identifying pro-active risks/issues and initiating timely the appropriate actions.
- To escalate timely project problems to line management and /or project stakeholders ensuring they can still take appropriate action
within their organization.

Reporting and Communication:
- To liaise on a continuous basis with management from the impacted departments avoiding surprises by ensuring they are "at any time"
fully aware of the project status.

People Management:
- To provide day-to-day management and coaching of one or more virtual teams, in a changing environment.

What are the current challenges?
- The methodology is in transformation from Waterfall to Agile methodology. In other words, we go through an ongoing transformation. We expect the contractor being able to work in a hybrid environment and to support the transformation.
- Even after Covid, 50% will remain remote working. The contractor is working within a large team with significant turn-over (back-log, high workload, high expectations, high visibility). We expect the contractor to take initiatives and find his way and to be able to manage pick of pressure.

Vereisten

What do we offer?
- Assignment of long duration and access to high diversity of projects and lot of opportunities,
- Access to an innovative and stimulating environment (always new technologies), stimulating, being part of transformation (waterfall to agile),
- Feel part of a project management team and part of the company.
- Be trained on the Customers methodology.

Degree & Experience:
- Minimum 10 years proven experience as dedicated Project Manager in complex environments
- Experience in the TELCO industry is a plus
- Experience in Telco engineering or in Cyber Security is a plus
- Proven successful management for multiple End-To-End major business/technical projects involving IT development

Technical skills:
- Experience with Agile way of working
- Familiar with Project Management methodologies PMI, Prince 2
- Familiar with Office Tools : Word, Excel, MS-Access, MS Project and Powerpoint
- Specific affinity with content in specific areas
- Experience with frequent interactions with top management

Attitudes/Behavior:
- Proven leadership skills to manage effectively virtual project teams & multiple stakeholders in senior management positions, both
business and technical
- Dealing with uncertainty and able to show expected composure in a continuous changing environment
- Dealing with ambiguity and conflict management
- Assertiveness
- Interpersonal skills & Diplomacy
- Autonomy
- Initiative taker
- Result driven
- Solution oriented
- All-round, able to manage all types of projects, business and technical

Languages:

- English
- Dutch or French