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Project Manager

Reporting to

Deployment Director

Location

Leeds

Background

  • To manage the implementation of a variety of projects such as social care and education case management systems, self-service portals, mobile applications and roadmap releases. The projects will be delivered to multiple allocated customers concurrently and include day to day BAU management.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Sets and manages customer expectations.
  • Communicates effectively with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
  • Schedules migrations, synchronisations and installations work with the appropriate teams
  • Tracks and reviews progress of software releases and resolution of issues via Liquidlogic widgets/Jira/Wiki
  • Review and updates project milestones and negotiates changes where necessary
  • Prepare completion/milestone certificates and change control notices where appropriate
  • Prepare for Project Meetings and Reviews
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Tracks and reports time on a regular basis, i.e. via a time recording system.
  • Use the JIRA systems to manage issues and forward to appropriate team for action
  • Works with Product, Development and Technical Teams to analyse and solve issues
  • Responsible for organising internal project meetings with the appropriate teams
  • Highlights failed deliverables to a Senior Project Manager or the Deployment Director.
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
  • To manage an allocation of LIVE customers
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.
  • To assist with cover for other PM’s during periods of absence
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to a Senior Project Manager or the Deployment Director.

Person Specification

  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Excellent communication skills - to have the ability to communicate at all levels using a variety of methods
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Some experience of software implementation is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience of using Microsoft Project or a willingness to learn how to use it
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • To be a quick learner
  • Good organisational skills
  • To have the ability to work to tight deadlines in a pressurised environment
  • An awareness of Prince 2 principles and methodology
  • Tolerance and patience
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to analyse and solve issues
  • Will be required to travel to customer sites and stay overnight on an occasional basis
  • Full UK Driving Licence required

Applications

Please apply in writing, sending a covering letter & CV to hrrecruitment@systemc.com