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Project Manager Finance - July 2020

Remote, Remote
For one of our clients we are looking for a Project Manager Finance


The Financial Steering 21 Project aims to increase frequency of closing and forecast processes from a quarterly to monthly frequency an thereby significantly shortening the process duration. Aligning better internal and external KPIs and Steering is the second big objective. The project was kicked-off in April 2020 and the roll-out through the organization is going on. First deliveries are planned for end of November – full implementation by autumn 2021.

The Power Gross Margin Acceleration Work package focus on items around the Forecast process including teams working in Düsseldorf and other locations across Europe (e.g. Rotterdam, Birmingham and Malmö). This process includes acceleration of data compilation processes and a more standardized commenting including implementation in systems. For the main items we intend at least for the starting phase a Design Thinking approach which is supported from two internal colleagues.

Task description:
  • Being the central coordinator and point of contact for all activities related to this program - owner of the work package time plan, tracking open item list, scheduling status meetings
  • Updating the Work package time plan based on project progress on a weekly base
  • Coordination with other Work streams and the overall Project Management – in particular with Data Workstream which is in the lead for all implementations in major systems. The work package Power Gross Margin acceleration is dependent on inputs requirements (content, timing, aggregation, formats) from other work packages (e.g. Commenting / KPI tree / Reporting process) and has to address implementation needs in the client’s core systems to the Data Workstream. Coordination includes aligning time lines / Tracking open items for an instance wrt requirements. Workstreams are within Financial Steering 21 project (Data, Swift Closing, UPD, Commenting, Segmentation, Contribution Margin/KPI Tree, Reporting), beyond (ABC project, FRED project)
  • Create and update a project documentation concept including all steps and decisions.

Used tools: Microsoft Office products (Word, PPT). Included in the document concept: Update on processes (for current processes a documentation exists), functional requirements for further IT tools, Project progress and decisions, results from Design Thinking Workshops tbd / General guideline from work packages – concretion by the PM

Start: 22.07.2020
Duration: 3 months+
Location: Remote

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