Senior Project Manager at Tezza Business Solutions Limited

Tezza Business Solutions Limited, is a leading Software Quality Assurance and Testing multinational with a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.  We are a Software Quality Assurance and Testing Services provider. Our primary goal is to be the "go to" Quality Assurance & Software Testing company in East and West Africa while developing offshore resources to fill test automation positions (and other hard to find software testing capabilities) in  the North America and European markets.We seek suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Project ManagerLocation: LagosJob DescriptionThe Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycleThis also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.ResponsibilitiesManage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of businessProvide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestonesFull project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneouslyManage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectivesReport on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activitiesWork creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellenceParticipate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organizationPrepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the projectProcure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframesManage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetingsMonitor staff performance and complete performance reviewsProvide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadershipUnderstand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needsDemonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practicesManage project scope and changesParticipate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholdersAct as an internal quality control check for the projectManage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolutionAssist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as neededSupport formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contractDefine the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and servicesDevelop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issuesSet and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholdersDelegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnelMonitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverablesDevelop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholdersDetermine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areasDefine success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycleIdentify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholdersCoach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program teamDeliver appropriate and effective executive level communicationEnsure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standardsManage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baselineContinue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practicesExtensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniquesOther duties as assignedProven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestonesPerformance reviews and staff developmentMonitor the performance of staffEstablish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization 

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