Project manager

Job Type:
80 per hour
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For a big client of ours we are looking for a Project Manager

Start: ASAP (max 1 month notice, negotiable) but the sooner the better

Location: Rijswijk

Duration: Minimum of 1 year + possible extension(s)

Skills & Requirements:

* A 4-year degree in IT or a related field.
* Typical Experience: 5+ years in IT with at least 2 years of experience in leading projects or workstreams within projects

* Agile project experience.
* Professional certifications related to project or programme management are desirable.
* Familiar with and able to adhere to project management methodologies and tools.
* Strong communication and presentation skills. Good English Language skills.
* Proven track record in managing a wide audience of Stakeholders in a global setting.
* Demonstrable experience with implementing 'Software-as-a-Service' solutions
* Good knowledge and experience with defining and implementing Information Security requirements, both technical as well as administrative (e.g. user access administration) as the data in the tool are classified as 'Confidential'

* Experience with Contracting & Procuring SaaS solutions ill be considered as a plus, main focus in first phase of the project is ensuring contract negotiations with vendor run smoothly.

This position will lead small-to-medium projects of moderate complexity and risk and has the following accountabilities:

* Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle.
* Mobilize and lead a team with the necessary skills, composed of a mixture of staff and suppliers across organisational boundaries.

* Rigorously manage scope through a structured change management process to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters with focus on delivering the business benefits.

* Create and validate financial forecasts and provide ongoing reconciliation of resources and expenditures.

* Ensure appropriate stakeholder change and communication plans and engagements are developed and executed.

* Proactively analyze variances against plan to assess trends threatening agreed scope, time, cost, and quality commitments. Identify signs that a project may be at risk and escalate quickly and appropriately.

* Apply the organizations project management and IT control/assurance methodologies, standards and processes including architecture, information risk management, and transition to support.

* The execution of the projects will be done in an agile and product driven way with a keen focus on delivering value early.

Special Challenges:

* Drive the Contracts & Procurement process which will be a crucial phase
* Quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders. Resolve conflict and deliver tough messages with grace. Continually update relevant business stakeholders of project status.

* Execute and drive decisions despite limited information.
* Motivate an international team while removing barriers so that the team can complete its objectives while managing pressure.

* Work virtually in a diverse global organization and with major outsourced suppliers of infrastructure and application services.

* Tailor stakeholder communications material and level of detail to the audience.

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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