Consulting and Professional Services

Project Principal Consultant, Retail and Consumer Products, all SAP solutions - Milan, Italy

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Key Responsibilities & Tasks
The Principal Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of a complex Project throughout its lifecycle. He/She/They 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. 


In detail He/She/They:
•    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. 
•    has the communication skills to present an effective delivery approach during proposal reviews
•    provides leadership to the overall team structure responsible for delivering the Project also providing a partnering role with Customer and/or Partner Project Management teams. 
•    understands the required alignment between the Company's and the Customer's business objectives, steering the Project activities accordingly. 
•    is responsible to ensure that all Project activities are performed in accordance to Project Management Methodology, Quality Standards, Reporting and Governance frameworks. 
•    maintains a clear vision of the Project and the surrounding business environment 
•    anticipates course of action to proactively manage operational and Business risks and align with both internal and external project stakeholders. 
•    manages escalations and take accountability for the de-escalation process coordinating recovery activities, negotiations and stakeholders' engagement as necessary
•    is a highly effective communicator leads by example. 
•    coordinates workstreams across various organizations both externally (the Customer, third party providers, sub-contractors) and internally. 
•    establishes trusted Advisor relationships with Project Executives Sponsors and Stakeholders and is recognized as a driving force in the Project Steering Boards and key project meetings. 
Experience & Language Requirements
•    5 - 7 years of project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic projects. Industry focus will be Utilities.
•    Demonstrated experience leading cross functional teams within a formalized methodology. 
•    Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining all project deliverables across the Project Life Cycle such as, project charter, project management plan, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule. 
•    Demonstrated expertise in project financial planning and management, ensuring a complete and accurate view is available on request, covering actual data from start to date, and forecast date until Project completion
•    Demonstrated expertise in managing Project deliverable reviews and approval processes, within stated contractual timeline, recording of Minutes of reviews and related approvals for deliverables. 
•    Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements. 
•    Some international implementation experience is required. 
•    Management experience of medium to large size and multilayered teams is desirable 
•    Management of remote resources (global delivery or distributed organization) 
•    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 
•    Italian: Native/Fluent (Mandatory)
•    English: Fluent, other languages are a plus
•    PMP Certification is a plus


Milan (Mandatory)




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 Requisition ID:297580 | Work Area: Consulting and Professional Services | Expected Travel: 0 - 30% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Requisition ID:  297580
Posted Date:  Sep 7, 2022
Work Area:  Consulting and Professional Services
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 30%

Vimercate, IT, 20871

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