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Project Manager - Commodities Trading - London

Ref: 144 Date Posted: Sunday 17 Feb 2019
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What will you do? (How your day would look)·You will execute the following tasks: (1) Project management of software analysis and implementation projects for my clients commodity management software; (2) Manage project teams that are globally located ; (3) develop project plans; (4) continuous project risk assessment and the implementation of risk mitigation and contingency strategies; (5) track and report on all dimensions of a project to all stakeholders; (6) build and maintain strong client relationships; (7) identify additional opportunities through existing engagements; (8) contribute to on-going process improvements within the Professional Services organization; (9) collaborate with teams across the organization on initiatives outside of your direct areas of responsibilityWhat you’ll need to know: (What we’d like you to know)

·A good understanding of business processes in commodity supply chain including production, processing, supply, marketing, trading, distribution. This could be as pertains to one or more of oil and refined products, petrochemicals, gas, power, agriculture markets

Education and expertise

·Required Skills:

oDegree in Finance, Engineering, Economics, or a commodities-related specialization

o5 – 10 years project management experience managing software analysis and implementation projects to the full project lifecycle

oDemonstrable ability to efficiently manage several projects in parallel

oStrong data-driven analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills

oComfortable working with senior management and decision makers

oStrong client engagement skills with the ability to establish clients’ trust and confidence at all levels of an organization

oExcellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills in a global operating environment

oExperience with key project management tools: MS Projects, Office, JIRA, SharePoint, PPM tools

·Desirable Skills:

oDirect commodity industry experience

o1-3 years of experience in implementing Commodity Trading & Risk Management Software systems

oPrevious experience working with ERP software, such as SAP or JDE


·Project management in the financial technology industry is required for this position - minimum 5 years of working knowledge

Who you are: (Who we’d like you to be)

·You are passionate about project management, adept at managing multiple projects in parallel and a strong desire to continuously innovate and improve execution capabilities through working directly with clients on complicated projects. You have strong leadership skills to manage and motivate teams that are globally located. You have a strategic mindset and ability to foresee upcoming opportunities and threats. You are highly organized and structured in all aspects of your execution and communication. You can zoom into details and zoom out to see the macro picture. You must be a team player and be ready to contribute to activities outside his/her direct area of responsibility. You must be available to travel 75+% as projects dictate.

To be considered for this opportunity please apply below at your earliest convenience.

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