Project Director

Job description

The project director deals independently with the overall supervision of projects entrusted within an identified production range or the management of a specific complex project using an approach adapted to each customer.

He/she guarantees the fulfilment of business aims for customers and optimum income and margins for companies. He/she anticipates the resources required for projects in line with the requirements notified by the project managers.

Main tasks

  • Determining long-term aims and major campaigns resulting in the completion of the project, including risk analysis,
  • Coordinating contractual elements and the financial balance of the project: The project director is responsible for coordinating one or more projects. He/she works with the project managers. He/she complies with requirements in terms of costs, resources, deadlines and project quality,
  • Anticipating and managing discrepancies: he/she assists the project manager in analysing project risks to identify project deviations in terms of functional and technical aspects, deadlines and costs. He/she assists the project manager in negotiating these discrepancies with the customer,
  • Coordinating resources: He/she ensures that the necessary project resources are available to fulfil the intended aims. He/she connects with other project directors and the DBU to allocate resources to the project and anticipate reductions or increases in workload,
  • Leading project managers and monitoring business indicators and reports,
  • Completing internal reports for the management of the entity.

Knowledge

  • Degree level qualification in IT with evidence of significant experience as a project manager and/or project director,
  • A good understanding of the technical and functional environment of the project/projects (technical skills and an ability to learn about new technical and functional environments),
  • A good understanding of negotiation techniques.

Skills

  • Ability to influence and guide others: Displaying leadership skills, motivating team members by constantly sharing necessary information,
  • Managing and supporting teams,
  • Listening and communication skills particularly in customer relations,
  • Contractual knowledge (private/public) and negotiation skills.

Abilities

  • Good listening and communication skills: Circulating information, defending the corporate policy and convincing contact partners,
  • Summarising skills, perspective.

Career prospects

The project director may move up to a position of responsibility within our structures, may become a director of a production centre / division and eventually a Business Unit director.

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