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Global PMO Manager

Date: 16-Jun-2022

Location: Hyvinkää, ES, FI

Company: Konecranes

Country: Finland 
Location: Hyvinkää / Dusseldorf
Location details: Flexible within EMEA,  relevant Konecranes locations are in Finland & Germany

 

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.

 

 

 

 

Technical Support for BU Port Service provides technical expertise to customers and internal Frontlines for complex retrofits and modernisations on Port Solutions Equipment. It also develops the core product portfolio for the Business Unit and provides technical training for internal and external audiences.

 

Technical Support is now looking for a motivational leader to take the role of Global PMO Manager. You will lead the global project management office function that oversees the end-to-end project management of all customer orders. Projects cover service products such as retrofits, modernisations, inspections, maintenance and repairs across all Port Solutions equipment. You will lead a technical support project management team of 6 dedicated professionals overseeing activities of around 150 projects/month globally.

 

 

Your key responsibilities:

 

  • Leadership and management of the PMO team in planning and executing all customer orders to defined targets
  • Monitor and control of project scope, timing, cost, quality, resources and risk through to project completion for entire project portfolio
  • Assess variances to project targets along with actions to recover to plan
  • Risk management and effective mitigation planning
  • Direct line management and development of project management team members
  • Communicate and liaise with internal and external customers on project status
  • Cross-functional liaison with other departments to ensure the success of the product or service
  • Organizational structure and resource planning to support department needs
  • Develop and implement of standardised project management policies, standards and procedures in line with best practice
  • Project status reporting to key stakeholders
  • Annual budget setting and management to target

 

 

Why join us

You will have a great opportunity to stretch your skills in project management and deepen your expertise regarding execution of high-volume projects with a wide range of complexity and financial value. Projects are delivered from 3 locations; 2 in Germany & 1 in Finland. This is a fantastic opportunity to run a global PMO with a wide range of projects for a large customer base across the world.

 

What you should bring:

You need to have a customer centric mindset, excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with customers and develop relationships at all levels. It is also crucial that you have strong analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to delegate tasks, motivate team members and manage stakeholder priorities in a deadline-oriented environment.

 

We also expect you to have:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline e.g. Business, Engineering
  • Demonstration of successful project execution for a PMO department or as a Senior Project Management professional delivering multiple projects within Port Crane or Heavy Machinery industries
  • Knowledge of scope planning, schedule development, cost estimating, budgeting and control, quality planning, risk management
  • Experience in successfully managing and leading multi-functional teams
  • Strong commercial awareness and financial acumen
  • Proficient in use of MS tools including Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Microsoft Project
  • Fluent spoken and written English, other languages such as Finnish or German are preferred but not essential

 

We also appreciate if you have Project Management certification as well as previous experience within Service function (not mandatory).

 

Interested?

If this description sparked your interest, please submit your application by 31.7. 2022 latest. For further information about the role and terms please reach out to Linda Kay, Director Technical Support Linda.Kay(at)konecranes.com / +44 (0) 7870541053.

 

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.