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Project Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Sector: Project Manager
  • Date posted: 14/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381676A

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Role: Project Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Southend on Sea - Must be flexible to travel
Duration: 3-6 months

Out client are looking an experienced SAP PM to join their team in Southend. They should have solid PM experience and strong client facing skills.

Task Description

Delivery and management of multiple projects, responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

This is an end to end role and the ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Risk management
  • People and customer management
  • SAP

Technical Skills

  • MS Office, UPM, Java

Mandatory business skills

  • Good communicator
  • Ability to influence and coach others
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong understanding of an end-to-end delivery process
  • Good conflict management and negotiation skills


  • Schedule management, develop and maintain schedules in Clarity/Open Workbench.
  • Financial management, accountable for the project cost base, manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly M review.
  • Risk management, identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies. Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary
  • Change management, Manage change on the project ensuring that change is appropriately configuration managed. Identify the impactors for both customer and project initiated change requests and manage the production of accurate responses in a timely manner. Facilitate the production and distribution of any necessary tech notes and arrange impacting workshops as necessary
  • Customer management, Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders. Ensure regular formal checkpoints take place with the customer and that the client is kept appraised of progress on a regular basis. Take the role of a single point of contact for the customer and attend to any adhoc queries. Develop trusting and professional relationships at all levels of the client organisation. Seek new opportunities to improve the client business and generate revenue. Agree and monitor the engagement using the Capgemini OTACE process.
  • Proposal management, Good level of commercial awareness, develop and present business cases, feasibility and design proposals. Proficient at impacting and estimating process for proposals and change requests. Develop solid recommendations and solutions and assess requirements and the value delivered to the client
  • Communication management: Produce the project governance plan and define the project RACI matrix and organisation structure. Chair regular project checkpoints and ad-hoc meetings. Report project progress to line management, client, stakeholders and the account leadership team. Where necessary, provide clear and concise escalations to specific parties
  • Implementation management, Manage and direct the execution and implementation of the engagement. Ensure that the project completes the handover to live process and engages service introduction. Raise the necessary RFC's and present the project/delivery at the Change Approval Board. Agree client acceptance criteria and trial plans and ensure that the project meets the required targets. Complete the project close-down and ensure that the project evaluation review meeting is held in a timely manner and that any actions arising are completed

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