As a leading automotive distributor, Inchcape brings some of the world's best loved brands to customers in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
the Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs around 15,000 people Our Inchcape Digital team is central to our strategy and is responsible for delivering world class data, digital, technology and cyber services and solutions to our regions and markets.
We have big ambitions and as an important member of our Digital Delivery Centre team in the Philippines you will get to work globally and across diverse, challenging and customer facing programs.
PURPOSE OF ROLE The role of the Project Manager is to manage the projects across Asia Pacific and ensure projects are implemented, developed and deployed based on best practices for IT project management.
Duties and responsibilities
Improve the quality of project execution by ensuring projects are executed using defined project methodologies, tools and governance structures.
Prioritise project efforts based on business value and direction.
Communicate methodology, processes, tools & ways of working to IT project teams.
Ensure the right project are done right, with strong business stakeholder engagement.
Strategy & Planning
Document the scope, goals, and deliverables of IT projects should support business goals, in collaboration with key stakeholders and management.
Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to project managers, owners, sponsors, team members, and other stakeholders in a clear and concise fashion.
Establish project timelines and milestones / deliverables using the appropriate tools.
Direct and manage development of all IT projects within the PMO portfolio from beginning to end.
Support development of best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestone / deliverable tracking, communication, and key performance metrics.
Track and monitor project milestones and deliverables.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
Develop status reports, change requests, and requirements documentation to ensure smooth project progression.
Participate in project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within and between various project teams.
Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
Flexible during times of change.
Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, and other departments.
Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
Customer service skills an asset.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
Knowledge and Experience
4 years’ solid and direct work experience in a technology project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
Strong familiarity with project management & productivity software, such as Office 365, Jira Software and Confluence, etc.
Familiarity with financial software or systems including procurement and advanced Excel.
Competent and proficient understanding of modern technology platforms : Eg. Cloud services, Network, communications systems, ERPs, etc.
would be advantageous.
Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Availability to work in different time zones. (Some afterhours work will be required to join online meetings with global team members.)
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
University degree or college diploma in the field of computer science and / or 10 years equivalent work experience.
Certifications in PMI, PMI-ACP, and Agile techniques advantageous.
Experience working on complex technology projects, technology migrations and data management.
Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, Office 365.