The Project Leader is responsible for organising software installation and implementation for our customers. As the first point of contact and representative for FERNBACH, it must be his / her aim to wind up our projects in accordance with the pre-
defined schedules, targets and budgets. He / she accompanies a customer's project team throughout the entire project, while co-
ordinating personnel deployment, managing tasks, prioritising and monitoring deadlines to ensure project success.
Area of Responsibility
The Project Leader is responsible for delivering and implementing his / her projects correctly. He / she works mainly on one project and ensures that communication and work distribution in the project proceeds efficiently with regard to technical and functional matters.
In addition, the Project Leader manages the correct delivery and complete implementation of a project. Moreover his / her technical and functional skills make him / her a competent contact for all those involved in a project.
The Project Leader is capable of requesting a specific amount of support from Product Managers and experts outside of his / her team.
He / she quickly becomes aware of bottlenecks and milestones in a project. Discrepancies in a project schedule and budget are passed on by the Project Leader to the Program Manager who is provided with all the details in order to communicate with the customer in question.
The Project Leader assists the Program Manager with the PSC, status reports as well as change notifications and change requests.
fluent written and spoken German
English (very good to good written and spoken)
any other foreign language would be an asset.
Qualification : University degree in Economics, Computer Science or a similar discipline
several years' experience in implementing banking applications or
in financial consulting or
project experience in a bank (business unit or IT) or
references showing project management experience
good IT skills
structured, well-organised and transparent working procedure
good organisational and planning skills
high degree of willingness to travel abroad
ability to deal with people openly, high degree of self-initiative
Task and Level of Authority
In addition to the tasks described above, the Project Leader is responsible for :
he / she organises project implementation and defines the project environment (contacts, employees, premises, software and hardware)
he / she becomes actively involved in the projects
he / she is responsible for communication with the implementation partner or customer and the project team
he / she has authority over the team members as regards projects (disciplinary action remains the right of the Program Manager)
he / she reports on the project status to the Program Manager and the customers and helps to bring about decisions on project procedure
he / she works out alternatives if there are discrepancies in project procedure
he / she effectively co-ordinates and optimises the deployment of experts (product management, technicians, tuners) who are not in the project team
he / she monitors a project's progress and works specifically on having the project accepted as well as on the UAT
he / she manages the budget and the SOW and documents discrepancies in the change notification which are then checked with the Program Manager.
he / she works out change requests with the Program Manager, if necessary
he / she co-ordinates the routine tasks of all project staff and is responsible for schedule and resource planning in projects
he / she provides detailed, clear and transparent information on time to the Program Manager who can then efficiently organise the communication with the customer at management level and / or when a situation escalates.
he / she is aware of additional customer requirements which are then checked with the Program Manager