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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Introduction
At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities
Involved in all aspects of a project and has dual ability to maintain the broad vision required for executing a project, including strategic thinking and leadership. Oversees the intricate details of a project from inception through launch. Has a strong understanding of the Client's business, industry, economic model, organizational trends and customer needs in order to lead with relevant digital marketing solutions. Partner across teams to recommend and determine appropriate project execution models (waterfall and/or agile practices) and determine project engagement type (Retainer, Fixed Fee, Time and Materials). Establishes Client and project governance models and maintain for every project with Client, and/or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Serves as a central point of contact for project estimates, utilizing department leads and SMEs to determine estimates for their team's activities. Facilitates the creation of accurate project plans with clearly defined milestones, deliverables and tasks. Work with department SMEs to determine department level deliverables and create resource allocation/staffing plans for the lifecycle of the project.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- Strong project management experience in managing projects in IT consulting/services environment.
- Have end-to-end (Project Inception to Go-Live) implementation experience for projects in Banking or Government sectors.
- Experience in managing project delivery in complex or large projects.
- Have strong knowledge on the new growing technologies.
- Ability to drive collaboration and foster highly productive, functional relationships
- Demonstrates agility and ability to drive project completion in expedited timelines through strong project management, planning and prioritisation skills and an eye on continuous improvement.
- Problem solver, organized and detail-oriented with the ability to handle competing priorities and work well under pressure
- A keen focus on robust governance; comfortable to monitor, track and report progress against operational priorities with relevant partners and hold peers accountable against responsibilities and deliverables.
- Global experience in working with different markets that span various cultures, languages, and time zones.
- High IT literacy (tec savvy).
- Excellent Written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
- Experience of working in virtual team
- Self-motivator/team player
- Strong in MS-Project tool.
- Fluent in English

Requirements

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

- Experience in government/banking/pharmaceutical sectors.
- PMP or PRINCE2 certified.
- Agile learning and working practices
- Agile PM/Practitioner certified
- B.Sc. in engineering or information technology.

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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