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Principal Program Manager Manufacturing Practice

General Electric (GE)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP132-1632

Job description / Role

Role Summary:
The Sr Project Manager is responsible for the execution and leadership of MES projects including resource planning, scheduling, implementation methodology, milestone delivery, project budget, customer interface, profitability and project accounting. Works closely with a cross section of GE Digital resources including sales, technology, finance, procurement, and business management, owns responsibility for successful project completion meeting both customer and GE Digital goals and expectations.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Provides project leadership and oversight of MES solution implementations for customers of the Global Professional Services (GPS) business; requires frequent interaction with Product Development Team, Commercial Team, Customers, Solution Providers (Integrators), and other cross-functional teams.
- Scope Management: Leads the project team in effectively controlling project scope of work, using tools for charter development, contract management, and change control.
- Planning and Scheduling: Assists in developing the project approach and leads the effort to model this approach in the project schedule. Ensures that high-quality integrated planning is performed for all facets of the project life cycle. Performs schedule analysis to establish work priorities, critical path planning, and risk management.
- Manage dynamic resource allocation, including contract consultants, to maximize effective utilization of resources, ensure project success, and deliver high quality solutions with effective billable utilization.
- Budgeting: Manages project budgets and allocation of cost to meet projected profitability commitments.
- Financial Management: Forecasts, manages, and delivers against project revenue/cost plan. Works closely with Operations and Finance teams to ensure accurate and transparent project financial accounting.
- Project Performance Management: Ensures that relevant cost, schedule, and technical performance metrics are instituted at all levels in the project.
- Project Reporting: Proactively tracks and reports on project progress against schedule, technical delivery milestones, and revenue commitments. Manages and reports on adjustments to scope, schedule, cost, and issues.
- Change Management: Drives scope control through formal change management methods. Assists the project team in defining, understanding, and maintaining scope. Assists in the preparation, submission and negotiation of change of scope proposals. Incorporates approved/negotiated changes into the project plan.
- Leverage processes to evaluate, capture, and apply best practices and lessons learned driving implementation cycle-time improvements.
- Coordinates and leads progress meetings with customer and business leadership.
- Effectively applies GE Digital execution methodology and enforces project standards.
- Minimizes GE Digital exposure and risk on project.


- Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in engineering or computer science.
- Significant experiences in industrial software services functions, with minimum of 3 years in a project leadership role.
- Strong exposure to MES technologies, including automated data collection, visualization, quality and efficiency in manufacturing, SCADA, automated decision control, workflow, database applications, scheduling, and interface to ERP systems.
- Strong business acumen; able to fully understand the mission and scope of the business equation
- Demonstrated customer management skills.
- Strong spoken and written English language skills.
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
- Strong skills in the use of software business tools (e.g. project management software, spreadsheets, reporting packages, word processing and presentation software).
- Highly motivated, self-starter.
- Ability and availability to travel throughout the MENAT region up to 50%.

Desired Characteristics:
- Project Management - PMI PMP certification
- Exposure to enterprise-level large-scale applications.
- Masters degree in engineering discipline, computer science, MBA, or related field of study
- Experience working in an IT environment or organization.
- Six Sigma Training (Green Belt or Black Belt) and certification

About the Company

GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company, dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and oil and gas, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs over 300,000 people worldwide.

GE's Oil & Gas business is a leader in the development and delivery of advanced product and service offerings for the global oil and gas industry. As a consequence of the rapid expansion of its technology base, GE's Oil & Gas is capable of addressing the largest and most complex engineering and application challenges entirely from its own worldwide resources. So whether it's the world's largest LNG compression trains, re-injection of high sulfur gas, enhancing the safety and productivity of the world's oil and gas pipelines, or equipment for the production of oil and gas from harsh environments, GE is leading the charge.

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