Lead and manage projects and coordinate work of multi-location and cross-functional project teams. Motivate and monitor internal and external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones
Manage the cost, schedule and performance objectives of the projects within a program. Manage interdependencies between projects in order to realize specified benefits.
Ensure partnering with relevant business functions and internal / external customers
Ensure understanding of customer value in the projects and act to ensure customer satisfaction and manage expectations.
Take into consideration requirements and demands coming from internal and external customers
Ensure projects follow sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with standard ABB internal directives and procedures as well as external standards that influence activities and targets
Effectively organize, monitor, and control activities to ensure achievement of planned stage-gates and efficient utilization of available resources.
Monitor and control program cost and financials
Ensure transparency around change requests, unforeseen results / events and identified risks and ensure that they are properly managed and communicated.
Ensure that all opportunities are captured and acted upon
Serve as the key contact for stakeholders, and an escalation point for program / project issues. Effectively communicate appropriate information to stakeholders in a timely manner to achieve desired understanding and support
Lead in partnership with business managers, product management, and other internal functions and external parties.
Initiate the development of and implement project management requirements, processes, methods, techniques, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
Develop, manage, and expand relationships with stakeholders, internal functions, customers, and external relevant parties.
Provide proposals for potential partnerships
Provide mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members and project managers
Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes
Continuously improve project management methodologies and toolkits used within the organization
Act as a champion for transformation through digitalization and craft solutions for business problems that are related to the project
Foster and manage productive relationships with executive level sponsors
Promote a diverse work environment through education, training, and professional development activities
Create an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking
Use knowledge of general financial and accounting principles to understand and communicate how decisions affect bottom line for project
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related fields
Experience managing customer relationships and expectations
Prior knowledge and experience in managing and implementing digitalization projects in one or more industries, e.g. energy and utilities, manufacturing, industrial automation, Industrial Internet, etc.
Extensive knowledge and experience in use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques
Minimum 10 years’ experience in SW development process, including requirements gathering, analysis and design, development tools and methodologies, release and version control, testing methodologies, and deployment management
Minimum 7 years’ experience in managing complex projects with multiple technologies, multiple locations, involving a number of project staff and clients for systems that affect many users
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Passion for client satisfaction
Strong conceptual and creative skills
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, and gains understanding
Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
Prior management experience with digitalization projects involving multiple technologies, including cloud applications, Big Data and analytics, Internet of Things, etc.
Experience managing software-intensive projects. Knowledge and experience with agile product development.
PMP certification (desired)
Outstanding record of project management success. Proactive in developing and implementing strategies that significantly mitigate risk
Fluent in English. Other languages are an added advantage