IT Service Project Manager - ERP Replacement Project
Ref No: 2741/3386
Salary: Band 10 £34,787 to £38,813 p.a. (+ market supplement of £7,650 p.a.)
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Job type: Fixed Term opportunity until 31 Aug 2021
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
The IT Project and Programme Management Team undertake a diversity of projects for a range of customers. There is a continuous programme of projects delivering upgrades, enhancements and replacement of applications, infrastructure and business systems.
We are replacing our current Oracle E-Business Suite system, which is provided on-premise, with a new ERP Cloud based Software as a Service solution.
The ERP Replacement project is a very high profile project which will deliver one of the Council's most critical systems, covering everything from "hire to retire" and from "purchase to pay". It is focused on delivering business process change and achieving efficiencies through adopting new ways of working.
Your New Role
We are looking for an innovative project manager who has proven, multi-project experience obtained over a number of years and ideally experience of an ERP and a cloud based solution.
You will be joining us at an exciting time; the system software has been chosen, Oracle Fusion, as has the Implementation Partner and the Readiness and Planning phase is scheduled to start on the 18th November 2019.
Reporting to the ERP Replacement Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the IT specific resources delivering to the project and you will also own and deliver the related Data Archive solution.
You will deliver IT elements of the project to the agreed time, quality, budget and IT strategy for Portsmouth City Council and will be responsible for the appropriate planning, coordination, control and mitigation of all the challenges the projects may encounter.
What you'll need to succeed
Experience of data migration and third party relationship management along with planning, implementation, testing and release of significant system upgrades, replacement or significant technology changes, all coordinated with operational change management across an organisation.
Be able to deliver IT projects using PRINCE 2 or similar project management methodology with PRINCE2 Foundation qualified (essential) and PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified (essential) or equivalent substantial experience
You will be resilient, able to work under pressure and to deadlines whilst maintaining focus and managing risk.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.
To make sure your application is above the rest, please follow the link and review the "Job Profile" to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Rob Rimmer, Head of IT Programme & Project Management, on 02392688351 or Tracy Ellis, Senior ERP Project Manager, on 02392841672.
Closing time/date: midnight on the 17th of November 2019
Applications received after this may not be considered.
Interviews will be held on the 25th of November 2019
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