Euro London Appointments is currently recruiting for a talented Software-focused Project Manager for a leading vehicle safety technology innovator, whose cutting-edge technologies enhance the safety for millions of drivers globally, backed-up with the support of an experienced international organisation.
The environment is fast paced and ever changing as our client operates in a competitive market where innovative software is constantly being developed, to adapt to the changing needs of an increasingly important security focused , financial aware and environmentally conscious industry.
As a part of the remote (home-based) European Consultancy team, focused on France and the EMEA region the Software Project Manager plays a vital role within the organisation, providing project management support and software consultancy that drive client satisfaction.
The main responsibilities are as follow ( selection of the most important)
*Liaise with engineering and product management (Europe & SA) for resolution of complex vehicle related problems.
*Provide support to pre-sales activities as required.
*Assist in the definition of solutions and assist in preparation of Tender responses.
*Responsibility for specifying, planning and managing a team of cross functional engineers to successfully deliver the project.
*Customer presentations of products, implementation plans and complex technical issues.
*Work closely with Sales, Logistics, Product Management to ensure project is delivered seamlessly to the client
*Provide the technical link between Product Management, Design authorities, Support Teams Sales Team and the Customer.
*Setup customers for our client's services including software applications, web account details (passwords/Usernames etc) and related equipment. Getting new customers up and running smoothly will be a priority for the successful candidate.
*Provide operational and technical training for customers through onsite visits in UK and Europe and their IT teams.
*Specify new requirements for our client's operational systems and services in line with customer feedback and market trends.
*Development and control of support processes for use within our client's quality management system.
*Carry out on-site training (on the existing applications) for customers in order that they can achieve a positive Return On Investment (ROI) from their systems as quickly and efficiently as possible, i.e. Workshops and Webinars.
*Perform testing of newly introduced software, providing technical feedback to the design authority as required.
*Setting up of new Customers on the Software and Web based systems.
*Produce monthly reporting of results, progress, training activities and Customer visits
Key skills and attributes required
*Proven project management experience in at least one long-term Project Management focused position or in a position with a significant amount of Project Management.
*Experience in Telematics, Automotive technologies, vehicle safety technologies, Logistics or Transport ideally with a focus on Software.
*Proven experience meeting project deadlines.
*Ideally Prince2 or PMP certified( but not essential if significant project management experience is demonstrable)
*Excellent communications skills in French and English for communicating with clients at all levels as well as with colleagues in the UK and other English speaking countries.
*Strong PC skills including Windows and Office applications.
*Ability to learn new software technology and keep up to date with new software introduction.
*Able to analyse information and think strategically.
*Self-motivated, enthusiastic and approachable personality.
*Able to travel regularly on-site to meet with clients as well as have meetings with colleagues , around once a week mainly in France and the UK. Flexibility required for travel.
*Able to receive training for 1 month in the UK at the EMEA head office.
*Full clean driving licence ( Permis B)
In return our client can offer an excellent career path offering opportunities for further development into further project and program management as well as a competitive salary and benefits.
The company culture is open, international and welcoming and is ideal for candidates who enjoy working in multicultural and multilingual working environments with the latest technological innovation and technologies that provide life-saving road safety solutions to reduce accidents.