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MS Dynamics Implementation Project Manager

Austin, TX 78744

Posted: 08/31/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Financial Job Number: 384902

Job Description

MS Dynamics Implementation Project Manager (Contract)

Our client, an Austin-based international manufacturing company, is looking for an Implementation Project Manager to support their implementation of a new ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics). The ideal candidate has proven experience implementing MS Dynamics, strong communication skills, experience in the CPG and/or retail spaces, managing system integration consulting firms, and the management of the internal business and technology teams. 

This role will be on site, in a hybrid capacity, at their offices located in Austin, TX, and will have a duration of 18-24 months. 

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a comprehensive project plan that outlines the project's scope, schedule, budget, and resources required.
  • Establish a project team, define roles and responsibilities, and create a communication plan that includes regular status updates and stakeholder engagement.
  • Work closely with stakeholders, including the executive team, department managers, IT personnel, and end-users, to ensure the ERP system meets the organization's requirements and objectives; develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, communicate project updates, and manage expectations to ensure stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Establish a project budget, track costs, and report on budget variances; identify cost-saving opportunities and develop contingency plans to manage project costs effectively.
  • Identify project risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate these risks; proactively identify risks and develop a risk management plan that includes risk assessment, risk response, and risk monitoring.
  • Manage project resources, including project team members, vendors, and contractors. Ensure that the project team is appropriately staffed, trained, and motivated to achieve project objectives; manage vendor and contractor relationships to ensure that deliverables are met within budget and on schedule.
  • Manage highly complex business issues arising from the implementation of new processes or functions
  • Ensure project tasks are completed on time and to the required quality standards; establish quality control processes, conduct regular quality audits, and work with stakeholders to develop corrective actions when necessary.
  • Manage integration of solution(s) into enterprise technical architecture and business environment.
  • Responsible for managing relationship with consultant project manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the project can deliver the benefits outlined in the business case, and that it meets the reasonable expectations of end users.
  • Develop and execute a change management plan that includes stakeholder engagement, communication, and training to ensure that end-users are prepared for the new system's implementation; manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget, and ensure that stakeholders are informed of these changes.
  • Ensure the successful transfer of knowledge from the implementation team to the postimplementation support organization and to all employees affected by the implementation

  • Successfully completed ERP project (e.g., an ERP project that realized its anticipated business benefits and was delivered in a timely manner within budgetary boundaries) utilizing the same software (version, if possible) that is being implemented in the same or similar industry sector (CPG Retail).
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in project management, including experience managing ERP implementations
  • Extensive experience managing system integration (SI) consultants or prior experience working in an SI or other consulting firm.
  • PMP certification or equivalent project management certification preferred
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design and implementation.
  • Business application life cycle management
  • System development life cycle management
  • Budget planning and management
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and implementation methodologies
  • Knowledge of project management tools and software
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to easily earn trust across all levels of an organization
  • Basic knowledge or exposure to cloud infrastructure and migration, and integration with various software solutions
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to make on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to present information in different forums and with all/multiple levels of leadership
  • Positive attitude, ability to work well and fast under pressure, exceptional customer service
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