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Project Manager

Job Location: Sofia

Regional Description: Bulgaria

Job Number: 00456800

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- Job description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

 

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

 

The Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of a Accenture Bulgaria's projects.  Success is measured against timeline, budget, quality, client satisfaction, colleague satisfaction and adherence to company's processes.

 

The Project Manager ensures the project is effectively resourced and manages relationships with a wide range of groups (including all project contributors). The Project Manager is responsible for managing the work of consultants & 3rd parities, allocating and utilising resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Project Manager role is multi-faceted, as follows:

 

Project set up

  • Work with the Delivery Manager to understand the initial scope for a new project 

Project delivery

  • Responsible for the overall successful delivery of a project, through the complete project lifecycle. This includes ensuring that the project is delivered on time and budget; achieves the target margin; and meets client and technical requirements.
  • Develop, maintain and manage to project plan, ensuring the right balance of scope, budget, timeline and risk is in place. 
  • Ensure project is on track, as well as focusing on quality of deliverables, project schedule, client  satisfaction, financial performance, and risks.
  • Produce regular reports for clients, Accenture's senior management and project team
  • Organize and chair regular project team meetings, for e.g. Inception/scoping meetings, phase kick-off    meetings, Steering Committee meetings, daily stand ups etc.
  • Ensure that all disciplines within the project team (PM, BA, Architect, Lead Developer) are working  together, understand their goals, have a voice on plans, quality, progress and resolving any cross functional issues
  • Work with Delivery Manager to ensure sign off of key documentation and artefacts, for example: financial plans, invoice requests, change requests, project reporting, commercially sensitive emails, scope documents etc., before they are sent to the client and/or Accenture's finance department.

Follow Accenture Bulgaria's internal processes

  • Understand and ensure internal processes are followed throughout a project by the project team.
  • Define the project milestones against which progress is tracked throughout the project.
  • Work on the continuous improvement of the Accenture Bulgaria's project delivery method and processes, incorporating any lessons learnt from the project.
  • Ensure that Jira is kept up to date

Client management

  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the client, including ongoing  communications (according to the project communications plan), and expectation management.
  • Create trust with the client so that they are at ease to look for your advice.
  • Seek advice from the Delivery Executive of any ‘political’ or financial communications that need to be  sent to the client.
  • Work with the Delivery Executive to develop any new business opportunities, either as part of the  project or as a follow-on phase. This includes on-sell of Accenture's other services, which may reside in other practices.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Essential

  • Has successfully delivered retail system solutions and associated technologies.
  • Has experience of managing full life cycle development (design, development, testing and  implementation.
  • Has experience of working in a consultancy environment
  • Has been responsible for and managing project budgets of £1M+

Desirable

  • Experience of running large teams to deliver e-Commerce solutions
  • Experience of running all phases of multiple e-Commerce projects

SKILLS AND ATTRITUBES

 

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills – must have experience of communicating up to Board level within a client organization
  • Excellent English both verbal and written
  • Ability to work as part of a matrixed team
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • Excellent motivating skills
  • Ability to priorities work and project tasks
  • Ability to operate at an appropriate level of detail

Desirable

  • Has previously worked for a retailer
  • Has a background in Business Analysis or Development

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Essential

  • Degree level educated

Desirable

  • Prince 2 qualified, PMP, experience of Agile

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