Business Transformation Project Manager - Automotive

Brighter Monday
Nairobi, Kenya
200,000 - 250,000
24 Nov 2020
07 Dec 2020
Job role
Experience level
Our client in automotive industry is looking for a Business Transformation Project Manager to ensure continuity, familiarity and a timely and effective transition from stage gate 1 - define, through to completion of stage gate 4 - Implementation. The incumbent will be intimately familiar with the detail of the assigned Projects and must be familiar with working in an AGILE project environment and capable of training others in this methodology.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

The job holder must be experienced in managing financial aspects of Projects and preferably hold qualification in Accountancy, they will be required to monitor and control costs or develop financial business case for proposed projects. S/He must be able to analyse performance of projects, resources, time and finance.

1. Project Management

• Project Define: Establish program idea and definition as a hypothesis using company tools where available. Set initial project objectives. confirm and set initial financial impact to Business Unit.
• Performance Indicators (How accountability is measured)
• Cross Functional Support / Training: To be provided as necessary; responsiveness / effectiveness to be validated by Local and International based core Agile/ Transformation team.
• Project Asses: Develop feasibility of business case. Determine Business unit appetite and capability to execute. Define methods/approach and confirm transformation leads.
• Project Implement: Ensure resources are assigned to the project, mange oversight of project through execution. Report on project progress using metrics.
• Contract/3rd Party Administration: Establish individual files and tracking procedures for deliveries, other "Deliverables", invoicing and payments, etc. Ensure Projects, Customers and Clients receive regular and accurate updates on deliveries and details of the cause of any delays. Coordinate with Customers and Clients to ensure satisfactory Contract performance.
• Project Risk: Identify and raise any risk/issue relating to Project using the company tools and processes, then work to develop mitigation steps/plan for the identified risk/issue.
2. Organisation & Communication
• Organize implementation of effective project administration processes and procedures on multiple Projects.
• Maintain effective communications with all Project members, stakeholders or Leadership, Customers and Suppliers, etc.
3. Reporting & Compliance
• Prepare and distribute scheduled and ad hoc reports in a timely manner.
• Maintain compliant records of Project/Contract Management related activities for future reference or audit purposes.
• Report instances of Project unsatisfactory performance to Project members, stakeholder or Leadership in a timely manner.

JOB CONTEXT: Define organizational policy and other factors that have a critical impact on the job
• Organizational policies and procedures.
• Procurement Standards & Best Practice.
• Adherence to limits specified in the group Delegation of Authority (DOA) matrix or Project RACI.
• Adherence to budgets.
• Healthy and Safety, Environment Policy

• Experience of working on multiple Projects with multiple parties and variety of services, with proven ability in negotiations, preferably with AGILE or other Project management qualification.
• Excellent oral and written English communication.
• Experienced Computer User, familiar with ERP systems such as SAP, MS Office, MS Project, email and Internet.
• Experienced in Financial analysis and budget development, preferably with recognized finance qualification.
• 5 years management, in Project related activity, contract negotiation, and logistics administration across multiple disciplines. Through knowledge of subcontracting.
• 5 year + previous experience within the Automotive industry.
• P&L responsibility.

Job-Specific Skills:
• Knowledge and application of industry standard Project Management processes and procedures.
• Ability to work independently, where necessary with little supervision and be capable of advising / making best business practice decisions.

Behavioural Competencies:
• Ability to work within an international, diverse cultural environment and able to form excellent relationships with internal and external contacts.
• Able to work in dynamic, fast paced, pressurized environments, adapting to rapid change in an agile and positive manner, whilst continuing to provide economical and time focused solutions to critical business needs
• Able to work to tight deadlines, providing AGILE, economical and focused solutions.
• Highly motivated individual with ability to self-manage and use own initiative where necessary / appropriate.

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