Senior Project Manager

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United A”rab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Role:
To successfully deliver multiple medium to large projects on time and within budget, ensuring that the project objectives are met. The Senior Project Manager will coordinate with impacted business units and groups to manage change effectively to facilitate the realization of planned business benefits.

Job Responsibility:
Allocate and assign work assignments to resources in conjunction with the Engineering Heads, Identify and manage key stakeholders with different levels of influence on the project
Manage relationships with System Implementation vendors, optimize engagement and drive the end to end delivery of project outputs
Facilitate/Support the change management aspects by demonstrating high level of maturity & leadership skills
Overall project governance and direction, implementing course corrections as needed. Focus on project monitoring & control of schedule, scope and budget, team integration, change and corrective action as needed
Focal point for the project communications to sponsors, stakeholders and Project steering committee.
Manage one or more cross functional projects and/or Agile PODs of medium to high complexity while adhering to the EIT agile project management methodology
Deliver value to the business owner / group through time to market delivery of products and services
Responsible for preparing and tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and resources from inception to service transition
Identify and manage risks & issues throughout the project lifecycle and drive project closure activities effectively including financials
Adopt Agile Project Management practices, facilitate Scrum ceremonies and coach the team in agile principles and Scrum process
Effectively mobilize and manage project resources (manpower, equipment & material) and integrate the team to shared goals and collaboration through the entire project

Required Skills:
Results oriented and structured thinking
Ability to manage own schedule and adjust priorities and structure time in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral & written)
Ability to deal with different levels of stakeholders within the organization

What equips you for the role
experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions including responsibilities over project cost management.
Must have exposure in successful delivery of Agile projects, exposure to Microsoft Projects Online will be an added advantage.
Candidate should have a good hands-on experience on project delivery using Waterfall, Agile & Hybrid models.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related field.
Project Management Certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum. Agile (Scrum/Safe) certification.
15+ years IT Experience, including 10+ years demonstrated experience in successful delivery of medium to large scale projects in a Project Manager role;