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Senior Project Manager (Automation)

Salary: CompetitiveStart date: ASAPLocation: SwindonContract type: Permanent

Job description

This organisation has a proven track record of 40 years within the automation and material handling industry. They provide integrated sorting, handling and tracking systems for baggage, letters and parcels; their material handling systems use the cross-belt technology and they work with customers to develop tailored material handling solutions for their customers via never-ending emphasis on innovation.  

They are looking for a Senior Project Manager from an automation/ MHE/ baggage handling/ logistics/ distribution background to join their team. This specific project will be based in Swindon area, but will require travel to Birmingham at least once a week. 

The successful candidate will utilise technical and commercial acumen to ensure full responsibility for the project success – from business winning to implementation and final handover, moreover, you will make project time plans, complete risk assessment and oversee project budget. 

Key Responsibility Areas: 

We are looking for experienced project managers with demonstrable well-developed people & project management skills & robust business acumen. You should have a demonstrable record of success on medium to large scale projects together with strong leadership and management skills, including effective decision-making skills. You should be able to:

  • Define & execute a project strategy that meets the customers required performance, schedule and profitability targets and work diligently to meet or exceed those targets
  • Organize the Project Team & develop effective relationships; supervise & mentoring
  • Preserve the integrated system design to meet the system performance & technical specification requirements
  • Manage the project master schedule to achieve timely completion of the contract including cost planning, ensuring strict adherence to Project Budgets
  • Report monthly project status
  • Act as primary interface with customer
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Lead a multi-disciplined team & sub-contractors; manage conflict, establish priorities, coordinate many concurrent & sequencing activities, develop the people associated with the Team, promote effective interactions among many departments & provide the project team with leadership.
  • Manage & coordinate project progress, variances, & any necessary recovery; identify trends; mitigate potential cost overruns and provide accurate Project economic forecasts.
  • Travel, as required, to perform the tasks as described for this position. Extended travel periods may be required during the commissioning and acceptance phase of each project.
  • Manage the project cash flow and schedule of deliverables against price/time curves;
  • Exercise overall profit responsibility for the total project. 

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required:

  • Have demonstrable experience with leading large, complex international projects, taking full delivery responsibility including delivering to schedule, to budget and to the highest standards for our customers.
  • Be a strong and confident communicator who can collaborate effectively and manage a project organisation by leading and motivating teams, conduct presentations and run meetings efficiently
  • Demonstrable experience international project delivery experience in automation domains with demonstrable experience of successfully delivering material handling systems (Baggage Handling / Warehousing)
  • Be commercially and financially astute combined with a detailed technical shrewdness
  • Communicate effortlessly in English (other languages are a benefit)
  • Can travel extensively and sometimes at short notice 

Intrinsic Factors:

  • The role will require national and international travel. 

Cordius team offers unrivalled expertise; a flexible and personal approach of successful recruitment within Engineering, Supply Chain and Technical disciplines - our highly experienced team of specialist consultants offer professional and transparent services to match the individual needs of both clients and candidates. 

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