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Senior Project Manager/Transition Consultant-6 Month+ Contract

Wellington

Exciting new major project in NZ-requires the services of an Senior Project Manager/Transition Consultant exp in all facets of managed services trans

  • Experience in Transitioning Infra projects to a managed services construct
  • Strong Vendor Management skills needed
  • Excellent people skills-great influencer, passionate
At Empired, we are very clear in our strategic intent and mission for our customers, and we’re extremely focused on how these goals and plans will translate to the delivery of value as they undertake the next phase of their IT journeys with us.
  
A modern managed service provider like Empired enables more than ‘run and maintain’. A modern services provider has an adaptable resourcing model to provide targeted value at any point of the lifecycle of an IT application portfolio, platform or system.
  
We believe that Empired plays a role in these journeys as a trusted, single partner who can provide an exceptional run and maintain capability coupled with proven transformational prowess. This is our goal. We use our initiative and innovation alongside an amazing client experience to achieve this goal. In everything we do, and in every project or managed service we undertake, we are helping our customers to achieve Tomorrow’s Advantage, Today
  
Opportunity
Empired's PMO services practice are looking for a passionate & talented Senior Project Manager with experience in managing "Transition" of managed services/Infrastructure projects with managed services vendors at various stages.
  
There are multiple vendors in this environment so there is also a need for Vendor Management skills and the current portfolio is to Transition IN our managed services model for a new client across their major infrastructure services and potentially some applications services.

  
Ideal Qualifications & Experience required
  • 15+ years in corporate IT environments with a Consulting background
  • 10+ years of experience as a Program or Project Manager, leading large concurrent projects with resource budgets greater than $1M
  • 5+ years of experience in Transitioning complex projects to a managed services construct – beneficial to have experience in infrastructure managed services transitions
  • Ability to work and team effectively with IT Services groups and other management personnel including on a global, virtual basis
  • Knowledge of service transition methodology, tools and templates
  • Ability to apply your PM knowledge and skills to influence and define the delivery process.
  • Excellent people skills - great influencer, passionate about developing teams, loved and respected by customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with Azure DevOps, Jira, MS Project, and other project collaboration and tracking tools
  • Illustrated experience in managing commercial and contractual aspects of projects, including strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Proven ability to manage scope and control change in a dynamic project environment
  • Certified PRINCE 2 or PMBOK practitioner
  • Familiarity with ITIL v3

About you
  • Contribute to presales proposals and prepare statements of work
  • Plan and manage multiple, concurrent projects spanning several business units
  • Planning and overseeing the transfer of key information necessary for the support, operation and acceptance of solutions deployed into production
  • Build transition plans including managed services/application support models, change management
  • Collaboratively build effective and open working partnerships with clients and business teams
  • Adhere and contribute to continuous improvement of PM methodologies and best practices
  • Manage and contribute to effective resource allocation, forecasting future resource needs based on project and program plans and/or pipeline and budgets
  • Develop and manage project scope, plans and budget estimates
  • Monitor and Control project financials and progress, accurately tracking consumption, forecasting planned effort
  • Identify, escalate and manage project risks
  • Assess, analyze, develop, document and implement changes based on requests for change
  • Lead and motivate project teams to drive the success of project and task timelines
  • Be responsible for coordinating implementation activities, providing effective team leadership including information flow to and from operations during project work
  • Liaise with business and IT partners on release scheduling and communication of progress
  • Communicate with key stakeholders regarding the status of project financials, timelines, tasks, and issues
  
Interested?
If you feel you have the experience and skills required for this role, apply online today! Or reach out to Peter on +61411382000 for an initial chat in confidence.
   
 

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