Senior Project Manager

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Full Time

The Company
Founded in 1955, Yusen Logistics is a global supply chain logistics company that provides ocean and air freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution services, and supply chain management – a seamlessly connected suite of supply chain solutions that delivers superior value, reliability, and expertise. Yusen Logistics is committed to developing employees that deliver consistent quality and service to our customers, and providing them with the skills, training, support, and opportunities they need to be successful. As a company we’re dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring everyone who works with us is committed, connected and creative in making us the world’s preferred choice.

About IT at Yusen
It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re transforming the way we deliver IT at Yusen Logistics (Europe). Digitalization, innovation and taking our IT to the next level will be core to our future success, and we’re on a journey to create one European IT organization to take on this challenge. We’re bringing together our talented IT professionals from 12 counties as one team. They’ll be working beyond geographic boundaries, with clear technical career paths and great development opportunities. Our people are the energy behind our IT and we’re committed to making IT a great place to work for everyone. Could you play a part in helping us to achieve our ambitions?

About the Job:
We are hiring for the role of a Senior Project Manager. The role holder will be responsible for delivering a range of projects such as, IT, new business implementations, facility upgrade projects, digital initiatives, and other strategic projects. Projects to be delivered within agreed timescales and budgets, ensuring smooth and successful implementation and start-up.
The Project Manager will collaborate with a range of business functions as required, including operations, IT, HR and HS&E, orchestrating activities to deliver the necessary scope, whilst managing risks and issues.

Programme & Project Management:
• Ensure projects are correctly scoped and defined, with clear objectives, appropriate workstreams and activities.
• Create project plans in accordance with the required project activity and workstreams, ensuring that project teams are resourced correctly
• Manage projects to cost, quality and time, adhering to the Yusen project management methodology and implement the agreed framework and governance into each project
• Coordinate internal workstreams/resources and third-party vendors in line with defined project deliverables
• Apply problem solving skills to resolve any roadblocks that arise, escalating in a timely manner any issues that may affect delivery
• Conduct rigorous assessment of project risks, monitor and control until project closure/handover, highlighting any deviances or issues as appropriate in a timely manner
• Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment and handoff to support.
• Report on project success criteria results.
• Perform post project reviews and improvement plans
• Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
• Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues.
• Communicating across leadership
• Understand interdependencies between technology, operations, and business needs.
• Limited Programme Management experience of managing multiple workstreams and third party relationships
• Ability to manage and escalate risks to Programme Steering Groups and present programme view of status for multiple project streams
• Experience of managing 3rd party infrastructure & engineering vendors

• Establish collaborative relationships and maintain a strong level of communication with internal stakeholders across the business, as well as with customers and suppliers as appropriate
• Schedule and facilitate project meetings, steering committees and other meetings as required, preparing presentations and materials as necessary.
• Ensure regular project updates are provided into the PMO and with key stakeholders
• Escalate issues and concerns as appropriate to steering group/ Project Sponsor
• Document and communicate project ‘lessons learned’ in conjunction with the company methodology to support and promote a culture of continuous improvement

• Identify skills required in the project team to meet the business objectives. Support development of the team via effective advice and coaching as necessary
• Ensure compliance with company procedures and policies, both in terms of self and across the project team

• At least A-levels / NVQ. Bachelors Degree (desirable).
• Relevant Project Management qualification (Strongly desirable).
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or similar Agile certifications.
• Program Management Professional (PgMP) or other advanced project management certifications can be a plus.

• Project management experience, with a track record of successful project delivery using Agile, SCRUM and Waterfall methodologies
• Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills across functions, cultures and geographies including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
• Experience of managing projects such as IT/digitization, implement of new business and/or start up new operations is desirable.
• Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
• Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective

• A good degree of organizational, communication and administrative skills, with a strong delivery focus.
• Open, honest and transparent leadership style.
• Ability to motivate self and others, working alongside operational teams to meet challenging deadlines.
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers from varied backgrounds and cultures.
• Able to engage and influence others, building and maintaining strong relationships – both internally and externally to the business.
• Strong presentation skills – able to create professional and effective slide decks to support scope development, project meetings and status reporting, etc.
• Possessing strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients, stakeholders, and team members, along with conflict resolution and team building capabilities.
• Leadership and Management Skills.
• Can meet deadlines.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

What we offer.
A unique opportunity to engage, drive and develop yourself in a global company. This role comes with a great deal of freedom, responsibilities and challenges. Naturally we offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Diversity Statement.
At Yusen we are committed to fostering a working environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) for all our employees and stakeholders. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. Benefiting from creative solution derived as a result of embracing differences. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment.