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Analytics Team Lead/Project Manager

IBM Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP805-391

Job description / Role

Analytics Team Lead/Project Manager for WH Analytics

Job Description
This role has responsibility for the successful execution, monitoring, control and closure of WH analytics projects delivered in the Middle East region. Based locally in the region this role must ensure that deliveries follow the terms and conditions defined in project charters and/or contracts, meeting the approved thresholds for profit and loss, while at the same time following any appropriate business measures defined within internal IBM processes.

The role will have responsibility for managing the scope, cost, schedule and contractual delivery which will include applying techniques for planning, tracking, change control, risk management and communication. They will be responsible for the local relationship with the clients in the region and for managing all project resources including subcontractors. They provide day to day direction to the project team and regular reports on project status to the client, and IBM managers.

Activities required
- Assist with creation of forecasts using the appropriate tools for monthly revenue and costs. Maintaining the forecasts to ensure they remain current.
- Ensuring invoices are raised in accordance with the contract.
- Ensure all resources working on the projects are provided with correct account IDs for claiming time and that resources claim their time without undue delay on a weekly basis.
- Obtain customer acceptance of deliverables, achievement of dependencies, and acceptance of milestones as required by the contract.
- Complete timesheets for resources working on the Project if required by the contract and obtain acceptance from the customer for those timesheets.
- If the contract allows for charging of travel & living expenses (T&L) the Project Manager is responsible for obtaining customer approval of incurred charges and invoicing T&L.
- Ensure that all activities in the Project are completed by the end date in the contract, identifying the need to raising a PCR to extend the end date if it appears it will be required.
- Raise a PCR for any activities requested by the customer outside the scope and/or approved price case of the contract.
- Complete any reporting of Project status required by IBM management, including providing updates to those responsible for oversight, or undertaking audit/accounting reviews.
- Management of Project risk, recording, mitigating, reporting and management of associated issues.
- Ensure all resources and sub-contractors that need work permits/visas to complete their activities obtain the necessary travel approvals documents in time as required by the Project schedule.
- Ensure that all resources on the delivery team work in compliance with any contract specific agreements, for example expense and travel policies, confidentially, security, intellectual property ownership.
- Understand the approved costs, and associated gross profit, of the Project and execute the activities of the Project to remain within agreed costs and meet gross profit target, defining actions and informing relevant stakeholders in advance of any deviation.
- Confirm the Project is complete when all activities and invoicing are concluded and perform such actions as needed to effect Project closure.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- 8-10 yrs of Project Management Experience.

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree Commissionable: No

Key Job Details

- Country: AE
- State: DUBAI
- City: DUBAI
- Category: Project Management
- Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
- Position Type: Professional
- Employment Type: Full-Time
- Contract Type: Regular
- Location: DUBAI, DUBAI AE

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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