Job Description :
Sr. Project Manager with SAP Ariba Implementation experience
Duration – 6 months
Location – Austin, TX

Senior level PM leading a major transformation project. High visibility, long-term contract for the right resource

7-5PM CST with period night calls depending on team meetings/engagements; time mgmt can flex per meeting schedules as well; Remote is acceptable with previous remote experience

10+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience with a large-scale SAP ARIBA implementation a must.
Strong understanding of IT Project Management principles and techniques, including Agile methodology
Proven ability to manage change and engage team members
Proven ability to provide direction and leadership to others
Advanced facilitation and communication skills.

"Drives all aspects of IT Project, Program and Portfolio activity, including collaborating and coordinating across IT and business segments for the implementation of a consolidated on-demand ARIBA instance across Client’s Technologies.
Defines work plan, resource needs, timeline and budget for IT projects. Manages resources (i.e., capital requirements and human capital, etc to complete project/program on time and within budget.
Clearly communicates with IT & business teams, including executive leadership, on project status and risk factors.
Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Provides technical and process guidance to project team.
Drives the development and execution of project plan by working with project team to define, sequence, and estimate duration of activities and determine schedules to meet project objectives.
Ensures consistency and adherence to standards, processes, and policies for all projects.
Manages all aspects of the project execution including: requirements gathering, project planning, change control, risk management, release coordination and reporting.
Manages the identification, resolution and escalation of project risks and issues.
Tracks project budget and resource utilization against plan utilizing Change Point and PlanIT tools simultaneously and adheres to the quality tracking metrics defined by management.
Plans and executes project communications ensuring timely and accurate distribution of information, documentation, and issue resolution to all appropriate team members.
May be responsible for multiple Project Managers dedicated to a common project or fewer large/highly complex customer Projects/Deliverables.
Engagement with product owners and development teams for tool adoption including: TFS for requirements and code management standards, MBI dashboards and QE dashboards as appropriate and where defined. "

Must haves:
"10+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience with a large-scale SAP ARIBA implementation a must.
Strong understanding of IT Project Management principles and techniques, including Agile methodology
Proven ability to manage change and engage team members
Proven ability to provide direction and leadership to others
Advanced facilitation and communication skills.

What is the work environment like? Diverse, global team primarily driving the IT technical teams but also engagement with business, vendors and executives for status readouts.