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Program Manager - Retail, Chinese speaker

Keywords / Skills : Program Manager, Pmp, Delivery head, Program Management, Project Management, PMO

10 - 18 years
Posted: 2017-11-17

IT/ Computers - Software
Project Management
• English
• Mandarin
Job Type
Contract tenure:
Above 12 month
Posted On
17th Nov 2017
Job Ref code
Job Description
Program manager will be a key position for retail IT project delivery, manages multiple project managers who are each leading a part of programme. He or She will also be acting as intermediary between the different project teams to strengthen project integration and delivery, requires close working with a diverse set of senior stakeholders and providing a high degree of integration across work-streams.

This position will has the following accountabilities:

• Responsible for managing multi-projects (or multi-phases) to achieve project objectives and satisfied all stakeholders' expectations.

• Proactively engage with stakeholders to identify and analyze potential risk scenarios, plan risk responses and mitigating actions/owners, and monitor/control risks.

• Rigorously manage program scope, schedule, budget as well as contracts through structured processes to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters with focus on delivering the business benefits.

• Apply project management and IT control/assurance methodologies to ensure necessary project control & assurance activities are put in place, together with internal functional excellent team including architecture, information risk management, and transition to support.

• Create a motivated high-performing team through team building, team meeting, resource management, and appropriate recognition. Motivate and advocate for the team while removing barriers so that the team can be fully integrated and work towards common goals. Coach junior PM when necessary.

• Responsible for solving complex IT issues and communicate effectively to peers including technical person, management as well as business team.

• Support JV sell in and contracting activities, effectively present an integrated solution package and deployment plan

Skills & Requirements:

• Fluent in both Mandarin and English 
• 10+ years in IT with 5+ years of IT Project Management experience
• Professional certifications related to project management (e.g. PMP (preferred) or Prince 2 Practitioner).

• Proved record in delivering large projects/programs against plan in a fast-paced, multi-disciplined, distributed and often dynamic environment

• Demonstrated leadership in managing a distributed team (including both collocated and remote resources)

• Strong communication and presentation skills. experience in managing multiple full-lifecycle engagements, with demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain relationships with business stakeholders.

• Vendor management experience with 3rd party contractors and multinational companies as well as China local IT companies

• Strong ability to proactively manage risks, issues, and costs for each assigned initiative. Applying good judgment to know when to make a decision, avoiding "analysis paralysis"

• Have a desire and capacity to quickly absorb new concepts and technologies.

• Knowledge of retail site system, ERP/loyalty/Commercial fleet solutions will be advantageous  
• Agile project experience will be advantages

• Typical Project Size: 10-20 FTE

About Company

Templeton and Partners are bringing together hirers in multinational companies with our high calibre IT Contractors globally, via our customer service focused team of multilingual recruiters.

We have been established for 20 years and provide niche IT consultants to large organisations in all sectors from our offices in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Switzerland.

Currently most of our time is spent recruiting into the Digital transformation arena. Some of the niche skills that we have built a good community of contractors in include SAP HANA, Mobile, SuccessFactors, Hybris, Intershop, Magento, ATG, Oracle Fusion, Workday, Salesforce, MS Dynamics, SAS, BI, Analytics, Big Data, Hadoop, Amazon Web Services, Azure, ServiceNow, Cyber Security, Cloud, Sharepoint,.Net, DevOps, Java, Full stack and Mobile Apps.

In recent years, we have been a finalist for several awards including the Global Recruiter magazine’s "Best Specialist Recruitment Business" and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ "Best Recruitment Company of the Year", and have also been listed on several occasions in all three of the primary lists for performance in Recruitment Industry Press:– Recruiter Fast 50 (for Growth in revenue), Recruiter Hot 100 (for Productivity per employee) and Recruitment International Top 500 (for Size of revenue).

We do 20% of our placements in the UK and 80% outside of the UK.