Senior Project Manager Job

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Date: 27 May 2024

Location: Riyadh, SA

Company: Saudi Technology and Security

JOB PURPOSE

To handle project management planning and operations to ensure efficient product planning, development and release within set timeline, budget, and requirements.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Core Responsibility

  • Coordinate with Product Manager to understand product-related strategy and roadmap, prioritized initiatives, features, high-level designs, and requirements
  • Develop project management tools, methods, guidelines, and governance framework ensuring alignment with product-related strategy and objectives
  • Define new projects’ scope of work, objectives, and plan, clarify interdependencies between other projects, set key milestones and assign stakeholders to ensure timely release of products
  • Coordinate with Product Manager and higher management to agree on allocated budget, schedule, vendors’ pre-qualification, and selection criteria
  • Provide support to concerned stakeholders regarding development of RFPs, selection of vendors and contractual terms and conditions based on provided input
  • Conduct workshops with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project master plan, governance, templates, and tools to ensure consistent project execution and timely development and release of product
  • Coordinate with Product Manager to conduct pre-project risk assessment, identify preventive actions and provide feedback/advice prior to project start date
  • Review weekly/monthly reports to evaluate project progress ensuring alignment with project plan and budget, highlight any risk, intervene when needed and provide recommendations
  • Monitor and track continuously project budget and timeline to avoid deviations from plan and recommend corrective actions when needed
  • Act as a focal point between Product Management and Software Development teams to ensure all inquiries and pending issues are properly addressed and suggested improvements are applied
  • Conduct RAID analysis (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies) and submit related report to higher management and Product Manager for decision making purposes: Project Reporting and Closure, Review and analyze projects' KPIs measurement results, budget expenditures and resource utilization ratios and suggest improvement action plans
  • Contribute to project closure activities that include project closure reporting, product release, identification of lessons learnt and issuance of certificate of completion
  • Analyze vendors/suppliers’ performance reports, highlight key insights and suggest necessary actions to be taken by relevant stakeholders

Planning and Strategy

  • Participate in the preparation of department's strategy and roadmap
  • Work toward achievement of department's strategy, objectives and KPIs
  • Follow the department's plan and suggest improvements if needed

Policies, Processes and Procedures

  • Contribute in preparation and continuous improvement of Demand and Technical Management Department’s systems, processes and practices taking into account leading practices, changes in international standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans
  • Monitor day-to-day activities to ensure compliance with stipulated policies and procedures
  • Work towards implementation and improvement of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with other functions

People Management

  • Assess and recruit key talent for System Engineering department
  • Guide, mentor and develop the System Architecture and Design department’s team as part of their continuous development

Budget Management

  • Provide budgetary inputs based on planned future research and prototyping needs

Others

  • Sound industry knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Stay up to date with new technology trends
  • Creative thinking and out of the box approach
  • Strong motivation and driven team player
  • Enjoy working independently and solving problems
  • Decision making and negotiation skills

 

 

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Knowledge and Experience :4 to 6 years of relevant experience

Education and Certifications: B. Tech in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or master’s in business administration/master’s in computer application or other graduation/post graduate stream with relevant work experience

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