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SAP Project Manager (SC Cleared)

  • Salary: £350 - £390 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Date posted: 25/04/2017
  • Job reference: J365295A

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Our client, a leading IT Services Provider, is looking for a Project Manager with extensive SAP experience to join their team.

This is a contract position based in Derby running for an initial 6 months.

Due to the nature of the role, candidates must hold valid SC Clearance, or be willing to undergo the processes to obtain the clearance.

The Role:

Experienced SAP project manager required to lead multiple IT infrastructure and applications projects in a busy, client-facing team. You should be able to demonstrate experience of full project life-cycle from quotation through to implementation, ideally in an industrial manufacturing context. Ability to provide clear evidence of recent and extensive SAP experience is essential.



  • Your Job is to lead your team as well as manage your project or Programme.
  • Ensure that you know what you own (scope/quality), the budget you have been given (cost) and your deadlines (time) and those are committed to by your team and agreed with your chain of command. Dates Matter. You are expected to deliver to them.
  • Commit to dealing with escalations and deal with them as a priority (even if you have to escalate). Make sure your own escalations are accepted by who you are escalating to.
  • Know your client - Ensure that you understand who you have a relationship with in the client organisation and understand the formalities of that relationship
  • Ensure that you understand your chain of command and where you sit in the organisation and the relationships you have with that wider organisation.

Ensure you have ownership and accountability for delivery of assigned engagements/projects to the approved POR (Plan of Record). The 'Plan of Record' is the project's baseline cost , dates, scope and profit margin against your contract. All variances to POR are managed via formal change control. You will need to ensure:

  • All projects are under control in respect of meeting planned dates
  • All projects are under control in respect of meeting planned quality (Scope).
  • All projects are under control in respect of meeting planned cost.
  • All projects and Programmes have controls in place to provide early warnings and management of variances

Key Skills:

  • Professional project management training or certification ie PMP certified
  • Copes well with stressful situations and has a positive approach to overcoming obstacles.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, credible in front of senior client executives.
  • Able to lead and motivate teams of high calibre individuals in a matrix organisation.
  • Maintains balance between productivity, cost and quality.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, particularly with regard to project financial management.
  • Recent SAP project delivery experience essential
  • A broad knowledge of IT systems and software, preferably including networks, servers, clients, MES, MOM, PLCs DNC machine tools, ERP, PLM.
  • Experience of managing projects in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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