You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned IT programs and projects to ensure delivery to defined scope, on time and within budget.
IT Program Manager (6 month contract)
Our client is a global technology leader focused on addressing mobility's toughest challenges through utilising deep software and systems integration expertise to deliver sustainable customer solutions.
Reporting directly to the Global IT Portfolio Delivery Lead, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned IT programs and projects to ensure delivery to defined scope, on time, within budget and with total customer satisfaction.
The scope of program oversight includes all phases of the Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC) namely planning, requirements definition, design, development, testing, deployment and transition to post-implementation support.
This position also serves as the central point of contact for all project stakeholders - customers, business relationship managers, architects, suppliers, operations, vendors and infrastructure teams.
For large programs, you will plan and assign work breakdowns to specific project managers of program work streams and maintain oversight of their execution.
Implement a meeting cadence and content for periodic meetings with Suppliers and vendors to discuss/review solution delivery status, issues, and action plans in all programs.
Assess and verify solution designs for scope, cost, timing and milestone commitments.
Operate as the primary point of contact with global vendors for day-to-day interactions on solution delivery.
Be accountable for solution delivery execution (scope, cost, quality, and schedule milestones) across assigned projects.
Requirements - what we need from you!
You will be a proven leader with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with the ability to conceptualize and plan to help drive change, with the ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision for the project to motivate the team.
You will hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an appropriate technical and / or business based field and possess at least 5 years experience in managing complex and demanding programmes, with delivery experience in an information technology / business solutions context.
You will also possess functional domain experience relative to managing IT projects in Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Supply Chain in an automotive, industrials or electronics industry setting.
Additionally, you will also possess;
Experience with matrixed organizations with the navigation skills to get things done effectively through formal and informal channels.
Proven IT, planning and financial knowledge with the energy and drive to get the job done.
Experience in managing onshore and offshore teams.
Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, or Data Governance expertise.
High level understanding of the IT application and infrastructure context for the targeted solution, and the hardware / software bill of materials required to deliver the solution.
Experience as an active participant of software process maturity improvement programs such as CMMI, Agile etc.
Experience of using Teradata, Informatica, SAP or other ERP systems.
Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.