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Consulting and Professional Services

Principal Project Manager

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!

 

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • The Principal Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of a complex Project throughout its lifecycle
  • The Principal Project Manager has the relevant qualifications and business acumen to manage large scale, high risk, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries including multiple business units and service partners/vendors
  • The Principal Project Manager has a key role during the Bid Phase of the customer engagement focusing on shaping the overall delivery approach, including methodology, governance, project structure, organization, scoping, estimation and risk assessment.  The Principal Project Manager has the communication skills to present an effective delivery approach during proposal reviews in front of the Customer
  • The Principal Project Manager provides leadership to the overall team structure responsible for delivering the Project. Where applicable, provides a leading role to junior project managers and a supporting role to a senior Project Manager or Program Manager. The Principal Project Manager also provides a partnering role with Customer and/or Partner Project Management teams
  • The Principal Project Manager is responsible to ensure that all Project activities are performed in accordance to SAP Methodology, Quality Standards, Reporting and Governance frameworks.
  • The Principle Project Manager maintains a clear vision of the Project and the surrounding business environment They anticipate course of action to proactively manage operational and Business risks and align with both internal and external project stakeholders

 

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

Opportunity Management

  • Define appropriate delivery model for customer project as a composition of RDS, pre-defined services, on-site delivery, Global Delivery, Custom Development as needed to deliver on customer success
  • Create scope, schedule, risk assessment, solution review and estimation for the engagement including the right resource mix and according to the Activate methodology

 

Delivery

  • Conduct the project planning activities and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan (Opportunity Management, Initiating to Closing…)
  • Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcome for the customer.
  • Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
  • Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project’s objectives, and motivate the project team to achieve them; create a project environment that enables peak performance by team members.
  • Ensure proper use of methodology, tools and procedures
  • Ensures proper governance is in place to best meet project objectives
  • Balance the trade-off of the triple- constraint (time, cost and scope) to realize the expected business value.
  • Evaluates strategic options and alternatives for delivering or offering services in a more efficient or cost effective manner.
  • Builds customer relationships with the clear expectation to deliver follow-on business or identify opportunities within an account. Deals with difficult issues at the customer and finds win-win solutions for both Customer and SAP.
  • Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external stakeholders to reassess and amend the scope of work requirements, budget and timeline.
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance.
  • Analyze risk, establish contingency plans ad identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action.
  • Communicate and/or escalate project issues early to account management and delivery management.
  • Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained.
  • Plan and execute formal Quality Gate process following the Q-Gate approach in ASAP methodology.
  • Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer reference and success story.

 

Coaching and Mentoring

  • Perform Project Management Reviews and mentor project managers on project management methodology, standards and processes.
  • Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables to project team; review quality of work and manage integration of team members’ work; provide performance input to project team members’ functional management.
  • Takes responsibility from time to time as team lead and supports respective line manager(s) in people development tasks

 

Knowledge Management

  • Maintain project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge management bases; analyze lessons learned and share with the organization’s project management community.
  • Participate in the development of project management best practices
  • Excellent understanding of SAP solutions and of the consulting business processes and functions

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 5 – 7 years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic projects.
  • 3 – 5 years of supervisory or coaching experience in teambuilding and leading teams.
  • International implementation experience required including leading large international teams and virtual delivery
  • P&L responsibility in medium to large organizations is desirable
  • Cultural awareness and experience working across different cultures and nationalities
  • Strong leadership and people management skills are desirable
  • Leading in matrix organization and without formal authority a plus

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule
  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements
  • Fluent in English plus French or Dutch
  • Required undergraduate university degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or equivalent training and job experience
  • Master’s degree, preferably in commerce, engineering, information technologies or MBA an asset

 

 

 

We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

 

Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.

 

SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:314588 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Principal Project Manager

Facility:  314588
Posted Date:  Jan 26, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%
Location: 

Brussels, BE, 1170


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