Country:

Singapore

Cities:

Singapore

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

As a Director/ Senior Director working within the Program/Project Management field, you will lead a large and complex program of work at one of Singapore’s most well-known financial services institutions.


You will be accountable for the overall management, planning, and delivery of this pioneering Dynamics 365 Sales and Services program worth around 11m USD, currently forecast to last 24 months, flexing to a distributed team size of around 80 resources. This role will be responsible for the successful delivery of a and corresponding customer satisfaction.


Customer management and customer negotiation will be critical in this high-pressure, complex stakeholder environment.


Key Role Responsibilities


Day-to-day you will:


  • Ensure understanding of stakeholder goals and expectations, addresses misalignments, monitors the program to meet/exceed the agreed expectations and communicates back to customer
  • Work with the Technical Delivery Manager and other project leads to drive the delivery of the contracted solution on the program level at the agreed upon terms, original deal economics, schedule, and quality level
  • Manage overall project/program risks, making adjustments as necessary and obtaining buy-in from senior management for critical project plans, commitment and changes
  • Oversee and lead development, implementation and maintenance of the Project Work Plan, including approval for the project's estimated schedule, effort, and cost
  • Manage accurate development and traceability of requirements during project lifecycle
  • Provide strategic direction to all change management activities for project or programs
  • Where appropriate, support clients managing their change enablement processes to drive business value
  • Provide project leadership to appropriate onshore, offshore and near shore workforces
  • Mentor and develop team members and peers. Provide oversight to management of relationships with project or program suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop strategy for control and governance structures to ensure desired outcomes across projects.
  • Coordinate service levels and agreement and prioritize resources across the program.
  • Participate in sales pursuits relating to the program and contribute to the solution planning and deal shaping process that will help drive business value for our customers


Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements


Technical skills and knowledge


  • Experience in customer expectations management
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Good understanding of contract terms and interpretation
  • Demonstrated understanding of key Project/Program Management disciplines (estimating, work planning, contract management, scope management, user acceptance, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience employing project management methods, tools, techniques
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project, Azure DevOps and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement
  • Good knowledge of Earned Value reporting


Other skills and knowledge


  • Strong familiarity working with global financial services institutions
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication – excellent communication and negotiation skills are critical for this demanding customer
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Outstanding client interface and presentation skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Time management skills
  • Customer oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills
  • Good people management skills, including ability to lead a team and mentor individuals in a high-pressure environment


Preferred Certifications


  • Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP or PgM certification preferred, but not required
  • DMA III and/or Advanced DMA completion
  • Recommended Certification of one or more roles SA / DL / QAD


Preferred Years of Work Experience


You likely have about 15+ years of increasingly diverse and/or complex relevant experience.


Accountabilities & Metrics


  • Successful project/program delivery
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Sold margin vs. Delivered margin
  • Schedule variance / schedule performance index (SPI)
  • Cost variance / cost performance index (CPI)
  • DSO (customer pays invoices on a timely basis)
  • Percent of project contribution forms completed on-time
  • Compliance with Policies

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