IT Project Manager

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for an IT Project Manager.

Category

Advisory Services

Function

Project Manager

Language(s)

French, English, Dutch

Reference

191217/1156

Location

Brussels

We offer

• A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
• A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
• A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
• A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

Killing criteria:
• Fluent in French and English
• Experience in Finance, accounting or billing (10+ years)
• Experience as Project Manager and/or as Service Manager (5+ years)
• Experience with off-shore deliveries

Technical skills:
• Experience as Project Manager (10+ years)
• Experience in Finance processes - accounting, billing, costing & profitability, ... (10+ years)
• Prince2 / PMI certification
• Experience in architecture/design of packaged applications
• Experience in offshore deliveries and fixed/price engagement deliveries
• Knowledge of basic IT principles (system integration, data management, File Transfer, ETL, networking, ...)
• MS Office

Soft skills:
• You are Customer minded
• You are proactive and able to think out of the box
• You have good organizational skills and the capacity to work autonomously;
• You can build constructive relationships with all stakeholders
• You are committed to accuracy and completeness
• You have good analytical skills
• You demonstrate good communication and negotiation skills
• You are able to write and complete documents in a clear/structured way
• You speak/write French & English fluently, Dutch is an asset

Your role

• You lead the development of the project proposal or plan to determine timeframe, budget, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and assignment of available resources to various phases of the project;
• You define the overall project governance and organization, the deliverable scope and the associated responsibilities;
• You oversee the business, technical, organizational, management and financial aspects of the project;
• You regularly report project progress at all levels, including senior management and/or the sponsor/client;
• You coordinate a team of specialists to implement project tasks.
• You negotiate and manage contracts with external suppliers with the support of specialized teams (e.g. Corporate Procurement);
• You manage projects using stable project management processes, strategy and frameworks;
• You assist senior management to gain organizational buy-in where required; maintains and follows-up throughout the project;
• You autonomously deal with tensions and disputes, looking for consensus and benefit for the company.
On smaller initiatives, you'll be requested to act as architect:
• You partner with business analysts and infrastructure team to analyze and translate business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint
• You analyze the Business needs and develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
• You design applications and their interfaces in line with the required business and operational requirements, while being compatible with the enterprise wide architectural and design guidelines;
• You are in contact with IT Infrastructure Teams to provide them with a clear and complete information on the application technical context and physical topology;
- You build a good functional and technical knowledge of the implemented package and its interfaces;
- You participate to the application software delivery to both test and production environments;
- You contribute to the supervision and/or validation of the build process;
- You support the test execution, from a technical point of view, handled by the Business end-users during the User Acceptance Test;