Job details

Reference number - 2740-3385

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary - Band 10 £34,787 to £38,813 p.a. 

Job type/hours - Fixed Term until 31 July 2021 - Full Time 

Closing time/date: midnight on the 17th of November 2019

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Interviews will be held on the 25th of November 2019


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

We are replacing our current Oracle E-Business Suite system, which is provided on-premise, with a new ERP Cloud based Software as a Service solution.

The ERP Replacement project is a very high profile project which will deliver one of the Council's most critical systems, covering everything from "hire to retire" and from "purchase to pay".  It is focused on delivering business process change and achieving efficiencies through adopting new ways of working.

Your New Role

We are looking for an innovative project manager who has proven, multi-project experience obtained over a number of years and ideally experience of an ERP and a cloud based solution.

You will be joining us at an exciting time; the system software has been chosen, Oracle Fusion, as has the Implementation Partner and the Readiness and Planning phase is scheduled to start on the 18th November 2019.

Reporting to the ERP Replacement Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for co-ordinating, managing, owning and delivering project work packages of varying sizes and complexity within the ERP Replacement programme to the agreed time, quality and budget. A Project Manager is required to co-ordinate and manage the IT specific resources engaged in delivering to the project and to own and deliver the related Data Archive solution.

What you'll need to succeed

Experience of data migration and third party relationship management along with planning, implementation, testing and release of significant system upgrades, replacement or significant technology changes, all coordinated with operational change management across an organisation.

Be able to deliver  IT projects using PRINCE 2 or similar project management methodology with PRINCE2 Foundation qualified (essential) and PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified (essential) or equivalent substantial experience

You will be resilient, able to work under pressure and to deadlines whilst maintaining focus and managing risk.

What you'll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the "Job Profile" to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Additional information:

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Helen Kane, ERP Transformation Manager, on 02392841241 or Tracy Ellis, Senior ERP Project Manager, on 02392841672.

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