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Finance Systems Project Manager

  • Job reference: LFA-36127
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: ERP and CRM Systems
  • Salary: £550 - £600 per day

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JDE Agile Finance Systems Project Manager

A Finance systems project manager with experience Agile and JDE experience is required for a London based contract for a prestigious age old brand.

The Role

Project Manager responsible for setting, prioritizing and managing the pipeline of features and functionality of the product landscape supporting the Finance functions of the business.

This role will be the key full time position responsible for all aspects of Product Ownership of the existing and to-be products that support the Finance functions of the business. This role requires detailed knowledge of Finance systems and a strong understanding of business processes as well as an understanding and desire to adapt Agile methodologies into the product management process.

Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Take lead of scrum teams as the Project Manager.
  • Providing vision and direction to the cross-functional team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements.
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on.
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product.
  • Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities.
  • Coordinate with other members of the Product teams to ensure alignment of product strategy with larger goals and to mitigate risks of duplicated work.
  • Coordinate with Architecture and other Product teams for product and roadmap dependencies.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities.
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals.
  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product.
  • Follow our competitors and the industry.
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends.
  • Provide effective reporting as needed on status of product sprints and product pipeline.

Required Skills:

  • Experience delivering JDE Finance solutions (including customizations) is a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of business processes.
  • Strong and proven team leadership skills.
  • Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the business
  • Highly passionate, self-motivated and driven individual who has a strong understanding of all flavors of project and solution delivery.
  • Strong desire to improve existing solutions, to innovate and to improve the current way that solutions are implemented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills can demonstrate facilitation skills, conflict resolution and the ability to set technical direction when appropriate.
  • organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
  • In-depth and continuously growing knowledge of Agile methodologies and best practices.
  • The ability to align product vision with company vision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong abilities to develop and enhance relationships with clients and peers.

Although JDE is the preferred finance system experience, other finance systems will also be accepted. Please apply for more info.

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