Key Roles and Responsibilities :
Define project initiative scope, goals and deliverables and associated project success criteria that support business goals in collaboration with business stakeholders.
Collaborate with business stakeholders, cross-functional teams and assigned development teams to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget and schedules for new project initiatives.
Effectively communicate strategic guidance and programme expectations to product managers, release train engineers, product owners, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Develop new project initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation.
Direct and manage end to end project delivery including acting as a scrum master in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) approach.
Clearly identify stakeholders and keep them updated and engaged on an ongoing basis.
Set and continually manage project expectations with team members, other scrum masters, product managers and other stakeholders.
Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones, including full-scale project plans, using appropriate tools.
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members.
Track project milestones and deliverables.
Assume responsibility for the agile team members and vendors.
Manage teams for optimal return on investment and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives.
Resolve project scope issues.
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the agile team.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
Champion delivery success throughout the team and champion the early delivery of incremental benefits.
Ensure deliverables from team will form an integrated business solution.
Collaboratively identify and synchronize project inter-dependencies across multiple teams.
Ensure the program benefits remain viable throughout the program, communicating status and date changes and actively manage dependencies.
Assist product teams in making realistic commitments whilst communicating with business stakeholders.
Navigate changes and risks that affect the programs.
Facilitate effective resource allocation across the programs.
Evangelize Scrum and Agile Development best practices throughout the company.
Serve as a point of contact for geographically distributed teams.
Prepare executive status reports for business stakeholders, participate in portfolio review meetings and run executive steering committee meetings.
Help drive and improve the Program Management Office (PMO) processes.
Drive continuous improvement of best practices and tools for project execution and management.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :
Minimum of 3 years Project Management experience with the delivery of large IT solutions of which at least 2 years must be as a Scrum Master using a proven Agile approach
Good understanding of agile delivery methodologies.
Experience in managing the delivery of Business Transformation Programmes that utilise the following technologies : SAP ECC6 specialising in the functional area of FinanceSAP S / 4 HANA
Outstanding leadership, facilitation and organizational skills.
Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated.
Ability to drive multiple teams to deliver under tight timescales with finite resources.
Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
Ability and willingness to step down to a team level in order to assist the team with delivery where required.
Excellent executive interaction skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personality types.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to think strategically and recognise the importance of long-term goals, as well as be committed to success.
Required Academic Qualifications and Certifications :
Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree
Scrum Master certification would be an advantage with relevant Project Manager / Scrum Master experience
What will make you a good fit for the role?
Standard career level descriptor for job level :
Seasoned and experienced professional
Has full understanding of specialisation area
Resolves wide range of issues in creative ways
Fully qualified, career level, career journey-orientated
Uses good judgement in selecting tools and methods to solve problems
Networks with senior internal and external people in own area of expertise
Receives little instruction on day-to-day work, receives general instructions on new assignments
Typically requires demonstrable related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree; or moderate level experience and a Master’s or equivalent degree;
or a PhD or equivalent degree without experience; or equivalent work experience