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Eaton Corporation Transition Project Manager in Barcelona, Spain

What you’ll do:

This Project/Transition Manager fulfils a critical role within the Finance Transformations team and is responsible managing and coordinating organizational change within the Company. The purpose of this role is to manage all transition requirements for the projects into the receiving centre' by working with all levels of employees to ensure a quality and successful transitions of activity across the scope of the transformation programs.

This will be achieved through the development of a strong change management/transition plan and closing all actions on time, by demonstrating and deploying governance frameworks to ensure quality of transitions, deploying robust communication strategies engaging all resources and stakeholders and providing high level reporting of progress to Project managers and Decision gate committees.

The role will heavliy support the successful delivery of the Global Finance Transformation strategy for the EMEA based projects.

  • Drive value to the organisation by defining, developing, implementing and maintaining transition standards and processes for the function.

  • Plan, monitor, control, facilitate and report on the transition progress ensuring on time delivery, stability and identifying issues across the project.

  • Manage all process transitions into the shared service locations

  • Ensure processes remain stable during the migration/transition

  • Ensure knowledge tranfer meets acceptable levels and all risks and mitigations have been closed off.

  • Identify and address any issues that may arise during the transfer of responsibilities to the new team or department in a pro-active manner

  • Ensure all transition documents are prepared, deployed, agreed and communicated to all stakeholders

  • Ensure meetings are set up and scheduled where required between all stakeholders (receiving and sending teams).

  • Providing assistance to PMs/ Work stream leads to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of the inputs per project.

  • Identify dependencies, variances, slippage and impact to resources to ensure mitigation plans are in place and reduce impact to project timelines

  • Creates and maintains transition plan and prepares agenda and schedules for blueprinting, observation, guided, unguided phases

  • Timely updates from GFSS Analyst regarding any possible deviations from project deliverables (cost, time, quality)

  • Creates site specific SOW (SIPOC) for blueprinting with the GFSS Analyst

  • Providing guidance, coaching and training in executing change control activities and responsibilities to the receiving teams

  • Maintain Action & Risk logs, minute meetings and service agreements, in line with agreed project goals and scope

  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly actions are completed in accordance with the agreed schedule and reported out effectively.

  • Deploy standard suite of process level metrics to support project success by working with receiving team leadership to obtain the key information needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Finance/Business management

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a transition environment or project and program management (finance/accounting experience required)

  • Experience in Agile project management & using the Kanban methodology

  • Transition or Project Management systems, methodologies, processes, procedures and tools (Prince 2 or equivalent)

  • Change management expertise

  • Project governance experience

  • Risk management expertise

  • Advanced skills on MS Power point, Power BI, Ms Excel, MS projects & Visio

  • Process/Continuous Improvement experience essential. (Six Sigma green or black belt trained preferable)

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in English are required (other languages prefferable)

  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret data so that the resulting comments describe the key risks and drivers

  • Problem solving: ability to look beyond an immediate problem and understand root cause and offer permanent solutions/recomendations

  • An ability to manage stakeholder expectations at both operational and corporate levels and work independently is essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships

  • Strong focus on standardisation and automation of processes

  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels up to senior level required.

  • Experience in managing stakeholders in a challenging environment and posses negotiation capability

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