AIR TRANSPORT: This role is responsible for the success (on-time, on budget, to quality and customer expectations) of one or a portfolio of large internal or external projects. As a senior role in the organization, it requires demonstrated mastery of a number of leadership competencies as well as technical skills.
Accountable during the pre-contract phase to review/approve the delivery project submissions ensuring that the projects are realistic, achievable and aligned with the customer value drivers
Lead the planning process and own the project implementation including approval/review of the project, resource plans, budget and risk register and ensuring interlock with product/partners/resource pool owners
Ensure senior leadership is aware of the delivery/resource/prioritization implications of the project/program/portfolio
Once approved, ensure complete handover from the bid team and end-to-end be accountable to manage the delivery of projects as per defined Client project management methodology to deliver the agreed scope right first time
Proactively take leadership to manage the contract during delivery including risks and issues and take ownership of escalations whilst ensuring customers fulfill their obligations and recover costs in case of lapses
Lead, motivate, coach and direct the project team and monitor and manage the performance of 3rd party suppliers, both internal and external, in order to secure the delivery targets
Ensure successful and complete handover to operations and project closure once the project is delivered including lessons learned and financial closure.
Working with the Customer:
Establish/lead project governance internally/externally (to CXO level) to ensure stakeholders are aligned on project status, issues, risks and that accountability is assigned to manage these whilst effectively managing change
Strive to ensure customer value is generated throughout the project and support Management
Demonstrate commercial focus by identifying opportunities for "upsell" on the project directly or with the customer more generally and progressing these with the appropriate governance.
Budgeting & Reporting:
Manage project budget including Profit & Loss and cash and submit monthly
Project Financial forecasts during the full life cycle so that profit margins are maintained or increased
Manage resources proactively in collaboration with resource pool managers to ensure maximum utilization and appropriate prioritization
Represent the project externally and internally by communicating and reporting on project status to the customer and internally to senior stakeholders via the established governance and internal processes (Project Reviews/BOT).
At least 10 years or more of Project Management experience with full budget responsibility in a commercial environment
Experience in IT solutions provider environment with knowledge of ATI products and underlying technologies an advantage.
Knowledge & Skills:
Strong knowledge and understanding of IT and specifically the ATI industry and economic drivers
Strong project financial management experience including budgeting, estimating and reporting
Advanced user of MS Office applications, and collaboration tools (sharepoint)
Very competent in MS Project and/or other project management tools.
Education & Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or technical equivalent, Master's degree preferred
Formal project management training and certification - PMP/PRINCE certification required
Role will require considerable travel. Over 50%.
Duration: 12 months + or full time.
Rate: Please quote expected salary or day rate.
Client will consider freelance or full time employees for this role.