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Senior Project Manager


Eschborn, Germany

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Accountable for project plans in relation to one or multiple complex projects. Directly responsible for scheduling tracking, reporting, risk analysis, cost management, variances, change management, evaluating, and controlling projects. Manages financial, physical, and/or human resources to support projects involving one or more processes or organizations across the Company. Establishes and manages critical contractual relationships with customers and/or external vendors. Advises, intervenes, influences and brings an organizational approach to the application of knowledge, skills, tools, techniques, and technical expertise to project activities to meet or exceed stakeholders' needs and expectations from a project. Communicates formally and informally to organization leadership, project teams, and client/customer groups.

Roles and Responsibilities:

This is a Senior Project Management role operating within the EMEA Global Project Management organisation. Your focus will be to manage a range of complex project/program types within an international environment. You will be customer facing representing AT&T along the project life.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with Sales team on project management offer in pre-sales phase
- Be accountable for the project/program delivery from contract signature up to first bill correctness
- Determine and analyse risks to project delivery
- Manage all aspects of project/program scope, time, quality, risk, integration and change management
- Ensure customer acceptance, operational handover and acceptance
- Maintain professional relationships with the customer, external suppliers and team members by:-
- Determining key contacts and establishing process for escalation of problems
- Conducting regular reviews with all parties
- Providing consultancy support to other AT&T business units and the customer
- Promoting the use of consistent standards and procedures
- Co-ordinating a matrix team of internal and external suppliers to deliver agreed commitments by:-
- Ensuring the project team has the necessary skills to guarantee delivery
- Establishing a reporting structure and escalation process
- Conducting regular individual and team reviews to monitor progress against objectives
- Ensuring that all necessary products and services are in place to the agreed project plan

Key Competencies and Skills:

Technical awareness of local and wide area networks, application hosting and managed hosting services ,Communications equipment e.g. routers, modems, switches,
- Networking capabilities e.g. SDWAN, MPLS, IP, Security
- PTT suppliers and service offerings
- Project management methodology, techniques and tools; PMI certification would be appreciated.
- Basic business and commercial skills
- Strong Interpersonal skills, communication and negotiation
- Ability to lead project meetings and make presentation facing the customer from project level to CXO level
- Minimum 5 years experience of telecommunications/networking arena
- Minimum 5 years experience of major multinational companies
- 5-10years project management experience of large network/telecommunications projects
- A flexible, innovative approach, coupled with a 'can do' attitude
- Willingness to travel
- Good resistance to stressful situations
- Fluent German and English language skills

Education and Qualifications:

Degree in business, science (or other relevant area), or equivalent relevant experience
Project Management Certification ie PMI PMP

Additional Information:

Location: Eschborn (or other AT&T location in Germany)