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Director Tech Project Management

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

 

The management of projects, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and 
implementation of business processes to meet identified business needs. The role acquires and
utilizes the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and 
quality. The adoption and adaptation of project management methodologies based on the 
context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or
adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Additionally, the Tech Project Manager is capable to 
manage technology focused projects and understands software solutions or system architecture 
(e.g. SAP, IBM Sterling).

 

Key Responsibilities: 

 

Demand management

• Implements demand management analysis and planning activities. 
• Provides advice to help stakeholders adopt and adhere to the agreed demand management 
approach.
• Performs what-if analyses and scenario planning; develops insights and proposals to improve 
business value. 
• Manages the process of integrating demand management with complementary strategic, operational 
and change management processes. 
• Reviews new business proposals; provides advice on demand issues and routes requests to the right 
place. 
• Works with business representatives to agree and implement short-term and medium-term 
modifications to demand. 
• Maintains a register of business requests, including the status of each request, reporting as required.

 

Project management
• Takes full responsibility for the definition, approach, facilitation and satisfactory completion of 
medium-scale projects (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines). 
• Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. 
• Ensures that realistic project plans are maintained and ensures regular and accurate communication 
to stakeholders. 
• Adopts appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) 
approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
• Ensures Quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure. 
• Manages the change control procedure and ensures that project deliverables are completed within 
agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off. 
• Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team 
performance deviates from agreed tolerances.
Portfolio, program and project support
• Takes responsibility for the provision of portfolio, program and project support. 
• Advises on the available standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques. 
• Evaluates project and/or program performance and recommends changes where necessary. 
Contributes to reviews and audits of project and program management to ensure conformance to 
standards.

 

Business analysis

• Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective 
business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, 
practices, procedures, and organization change. 
• Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate business analysis methods, tools and techniques; selecting 
appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
• Collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy studies, 
business requirements specifications and feasibility studies. 
• Prepares business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through 
development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks.

 

Requirement’s definition and management
• Plans and drives scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for large, complex 
initiatives. 
• Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate requirements definition and management methods, tools and 
techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or 
• adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. 
• Obtains input from, and formal agreement to, requirements from a diverse range of stakeholders. 
Negotiates with stakeholders to manage competing priorities and conflicts. 
• Establishes requirements baselines. 
• Ensures changes to requirements are investigated and managed. 
• Contributes to the development of organizational methods and standards.
Change implementation planning and management
• Creates the business readiness plan, taking into consideration IT deployment, data migration, 
capability deployment (training and engagement activities) and any business activities required to 
integrate new digital processes or jobs into the "business as usual" environment. 
• Determines the readiness levels of business users with regard to upcoming changes; uncovers 
readiness gaps and creates and implements action plans to close the gaps prior to going live. 
• Assists the user community in the provision of transition support and change planning, and liaises 
with the project team. 
• Monitors and reports progress on business readiness targets, business engagement activity, training 
design and deployment activities, key operational metrics and return to productivity measures. 
• Defines the series and sequence of activities to bring stakeholders to the required level of 
commitment, prior to going live.

 

Relationship management

• Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups. 
• Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and
deliverables. 
• Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of 
contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. 
• Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding. 
• Facilitates business decision-making processes. 
• Captures and disseminates technical and business information.

 

If required: People Management / Resource Management:
• Supports resource planning and may have full responsibility in recruiting process. 
• Implements resource plans, including conducting recruitment interviews. 
• Facilitates selection, assessment and on-boarding processes, and internal resource allocation.
• Contributes to transitioning of resources, complying with relevant statutory or external regulations 
and codes of good practice.
• Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and 
supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career 
opportunities through development 
• Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, 
workload and organizational efficiency
• Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency with the support 
of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business 
needs.
• Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business 
needs and GIT objectives 

Key Relationships: 

• Global IT
• Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
• HR Management
• Controlling

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

• Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or 
equivalent combination of education and experience 
• Proficient spoken and written command of English
• At least 10 -year experience in IT 
• 7 years of experience in relevant area 
• 5 years of experience in team management including professional
• International Experience - ideally working abroad and mobile in leadership roles for multiple years 
and has functional/market experience in projects with a local/global perspective
• Participated in a global project execution/ significant contribution to local/functional project
Summary of Key Skills for this specific Position:
• Solid experience in direct people management
• Good knowledge about OmniChannel, eCom and Retail business
• Very good communication skills to manage stakeholders, challenges, and escalations
• Worked in international, global, and complex environments before
• Has a very solid background about Project Mgmt. and Agile Methodology 
• Can translate very complex situations into well structured & digestible information for 
Sr.Leaders
• Strong in vendor management incl. RFP and Procurement Contract processe

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Job Title:  Director Tech Project Management

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Gurgaon
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  HR
Country/Region:  IN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  366808
Date:  Sep 30, 2021