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The Senior Project manager will lead the application of best practice in project management to the projects delivered across the business. This position will be responsible for defining the methods and practices to be used by the Project Management Team, improving the overall Project Portfolio Management (PPM) maturity and expanding its value and influence across the organization while also providing support for the delivery of projects.

Assignment Category: Regular, Full-time                              

 Senior Project  Manager your responsibilities will comprise:

  • Managing the strategic aspects of large Project engagements
  • Developing and managing all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Overseeing senior Project Managers and Project Managers working on client engagements
  • Managing a portfolio of projects that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery including full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Establishing best practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and improve these capabilities for the organization
  • Managing the day-to-day project activities and resources and leading project management team meetings
  • Monitoring staff performance and completing performance reviews
  • Providing status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues
  • Understanding interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Driving feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Setting and continually managing project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
  • Delivering progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including management and key stakeholders
  • Defining success criteria and disseminating them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycles
  • Delivering appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Coaching, mentoring, motivating and supervising the project and program teams

You’d be a good fit if you have:

  • Technical competence with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and Microsoft Projects
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Computer Science or other related fields. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification
  • At least 5 years of experience on a similar role
  • Expert-level knowledge of project, change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches (e.g. Project and Portfolio Management Methodology – PPM, PMO Management experience etc.)
  • Budget, cost and profitability management skills
  • Knowledge of resource management tools
  • Credibility as a senior-level project leader
  • Strategic thinking: ability to juggle multiple goals and deadlines in the context of the big picture
  • Team leadership & development: ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others
  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project teams by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhere to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Facilitation, negotiation & problem resolution skills: ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with technology and solutions, customers and vendor groups
Job Category: Senior Project Manager
Job Location: Nigeria

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