Looking for Senior IT PM to deliver SAP SuccessFactors implementation for Ciklum

Job purpose
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading project teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.
The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis while working closely with and providing regular status updates to the Corporate ITS Program Delivery team. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

Duties and responsibilities
● Manage a portfolio or programme of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
● Work with global business units to successfully plan, implement and deploy an upgraded HCM product while integrating with core & legacy systems
● Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
● Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
● Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
● Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
● Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
● Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
● Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
● Act as an internal quality control check for the project
● Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders
● Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
● Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
● Resource allocation and usage, change management, dependency management
● Active member of the Project Management Centre of Excellence Practice Group
○ Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Skills & Experience required (as a minimum)
● Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
● Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
● Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
● Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
● Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
○ Including the ability to speak Ukrainian
● Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
● Tools: MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Workfront PPM
● Experience negotiating vendor contracts
● Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
● Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
● Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
● Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
● Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
● Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
● Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
● Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, ServiceNow, SmartSheet and Lucid Chart
● Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
● Support diverse and inclusive work environment

Required qualifications:
● Experience in delivering SAP SuccessFactors or another similar HCM product a plus
● Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
● 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
● 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
● 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
● 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
● Strong understanding of Human Resources, Recruiting and Onboarding processes a plus
● Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership
● Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
● Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
● Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities

About Ciklum

Ciklum is a top-five global Software Engineering and Solutions Company. Our 3,000+ IT professionals are located in the offices and delivery centres in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Spain.

Company website: https://www.ciklum.com/

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