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Project Manager

Department: Professional Services
Posted on: September 02, 2014
Country: Germany
Location: Walldorf
Position Type: Full Time
Job Description

As a Professional Services Project Manager, you will be responsible for management, supervision and implementation of Nakisa HR and Talent Management Solutions or Leasing solutions for our clients. Leading the project from conceptualization through implementation, you will manage and supervise internal cross-functional project teams to deliver solution offerings that meet the customer needs and exceed their expectations. The Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that projects are delivered on time, on schedule and on budget while fostering positive project team dynamics.

  • Ensure smooth project delivery according to Nakisa’s project management methodology including:
    • Proactively manage scope and invoke change request process when required
    • Manage the overall schedule to ensure work is resourced and completed on time
    • Identify, manage and drive resolution of project issues
    • Identify and mitigate project risk
    • Manage project costs according to project budget
    • Monitor and control project activities
    • Ensure smooth transition to support
    • Provide timely and accurate project reporting including weekly project dashboar and bi-weekly project invoicing
  • Lead highly-skilled, cross-functional teams consisting of developers and consultants across one or more projects
  • Submit time reporting on a weekly basis
  • Approve timesheets for team members, ensuring project budget is respected
  • Actively participate in further development of Nakisa project management processes, to ensure continuous improvement
  • Participate in ongoing discussions with management on career development planning and execution
  • Provide individual feedback to enable career growth and development
  • Minimum 5 years in project management capacity
  • University degree in BA, Marketing, MIS, Computer Science. MBA would be a definite asset
  • Experience managing teams of 5+ resources
  • Software industry experience is a must
  • Human Capital Management (HR) domain / industry knowledge is a definite asset
  • Finance software knowledge is a definite asset
  • Experience managing international projects in complex environments
  • Excellent negotiating skills to be able to reach agreements where all parties are satisfied and good relationships are maintained
  • PMP desirable
  • Excellent communication skills including high degree of comfort interacting at C-Level internally and externally
  • Experience working with technology from partners such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Microsoft
  • Excellent English skills and fluent German


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