Project Manager

Quick facts

Location:
Vianen, Netherlands, Netherlands
Date Posted:
12-01-2017
 
  • Is responsible for planning, executing and, finalizing projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.
  • This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and 3rd party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Defines the project’s objectives and oversees quality control throughout its life cycle.
 

Responsibilities in Detail:

  • Directs and manages the project from beginning to end including definition of project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated communication/milestone documents by appropriate tools.
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations and effectively communicates them to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Liaises with the project stakeholders.
  • Estimates the resources and participants required to achieve project goals.
  • Defines project success criteria and disseminates them to involve parties throughout the project life cycle.
  • Drafts and submits budget proposals and, recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Negotiates with other department managers for the acquisition of required internal personnel.
  • Determines and assesses additionally required staff and/or consultants also during the project cycle.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to the appropriate personnel.
  • Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts in the project team.
  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations.
  • Requests status reports from the project team, analyzes results and troubleshoots problem areas.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, devises contingency plans.
  • Coaches, mentors, motivates and supervises project team members and contractors; influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Builds, develops and grows any business relationship vital to the success of the project. 
 

Skills and Specifications:

  • Well-founded IT education or equal qualification.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in project management, ideally in the Automotive Branch and, in a software development environment.
  • Profound knowledge in Project Management concepts and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Project Planning software like MS Projects.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong team leading skills focused on project result and success.
  • Dedicated customer orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Financial understanding to establish and manage project budgets.
  • Change agility and ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Persuasive, encouraging and motivating personality.
  • Political sensitivity; ability to foster cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, customers and other departments, as well as ability to defuse tensions.
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English (in writing and verbally).
  • Willingness to travel extensively and in some cases abroad.
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