Location Coventry
Discipline: Project Engineer/ Manager
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££Flexible (OUTSIDE IR35)
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: KA - ERP/SAP
Published: 4 months ago
Duration: 12 months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

Position Description:

  • The ERP Project Manager will primarily be responsible for delivering SAP and SAP related projects varying in size and complexity, across different regions and domains (manufacturing, supply chain, sales, finance & EDI).

  • Projects will initially focus on key SAP deployments.

  • Main responsibilities include managing project scope, budget, project board, resources, schedule, risks, and issues.

  • Also responsible for identifying the methodology to utilize at each project stage depending on scope and capabilities of the project team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the project scope, including project plans, deliverables, RAID logs, budgets and staffing plans.

  • Align deliverables, costs and timings to the needs of the key business stakeholders’ requirements, including auditing of deliverables

  • Manage delivery of projects from inception to closure, overseeing timing and budget alignment

  • Interface with SI’s to plan resources and manage costs

  • Prepare project status reports for senior management

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, both in-person and remotely

  • Drive decisions to ensure the success of projects taking into account timing, risk, functional requirements, and business benefits

  • Quickly identify and mitigate project risks and issues by leveraging extended team capabilities.

  • Own the change management and transition of new functionality to BAU operations

  • Drive continuous improvement of the delivered solutions, to improve working methods and end user satisfaction

Work Experience:

  • 7+ years IT project/program management experience with progressively increased responsibility within the field.

  • Must have a strong background in manufacturing & supply chain operations (automotive experience preferred).

  • 5+ years of team leadership and budget management experience. Global experience is strongly desired.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business process improvement techniques and SAP process implementation.

  • Demonstrated experience partnering with Business teams and Functional teams in order to drive achievement of business results.

  • Demonstrated experience of overseeing a center of excellence team to manage day to day operations.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business-related field.

  • Five+ years’ experience as an IT project manager.

  • Experience with international implementations of SAP solutions as a Project Manager, especially in complex manufacturing environments.

  • Profound experience in one of the SAP core modules (EWM or MM preferred), FI, CO, PP, SD are acceptable.

  • Proficiency in project management, project planning tools and techniques.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Ability to build relationships, interface and influence at multiple organizational levels.

  • Organized and able to function successfully in a team environment.

  • Excellent technical, organizational, troubleshooting, problem solving and budgeting and time management skills.

  • Excellent vendor management skills required to oversee system integrator personnel and hold cloud service providers accountable.

  • Goal oriented and possess a drive to meet project deliverables and deadlines.

  • Familiarity with office software products including MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, SharePoint and Visio.

  • Ability to manage virtual teams.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Technical SAP skills to support the internal team (ABAP, Roles & Auths, Transport management)

  • SAP Activate experience is a plus

  • Experience working with both traditional stage gate (waterfall) and agile (scrum) methodologies.

  • Automotive industry experience is a plus.

  • Global team leadership experience is a plus.

  • PMP certification or equivalent is a plus.

  • Fluent in English, fluency in other languages is a plus.

  • Candidates must have ILR to live and work in the UK.

Additional information:

  • Requires blend of process, technical SAP, and stakeholder management

  • Priority to optimise current offering, while planning phase 2

  • Must have experience of delivering/managing WM, MM in manufacturing environment, automotive preferred but not essential.

  • Must be happy in constantly changing environment with stubborn stakeholders.

  • Managing one (maybe 2-3 in the future), so must be happy to get hands on.