Project Manager

f/m/d, 3 years contract, 80 – 100 % – Paris (FR)

Role Summary

The Musée de Louvre (MDL) is a long-standing and highly important client of zetcom using our Collection Management System solution MuseumPlus. As developer and vendor of the application zetcom was awarded to fully modernize the solution via a transformation project that includes replacing the legacy application, moving it to the cloud, extending the integration of the application as well as transforming and migrating mass data. The project is laid out in scope, schedule and budget and ready to go. The mission is to lead it to success, throughout the 1.5 years of core implementation period and beyond. Integrated into our team of project managers and the zetcom PMO, you apply and adapt our project management approach to this project. This is a large and fast paced project with attractive strategic, tactical, and operative aspects within digitalisation in general and software life cycle in specific.

 

Role Purpose

In this role you are managing a large project in close cooperation with the zetcom Solution Expert who is leading the project. You bring project management methodology to the project and set up planning, organizing and controlling. You coordinate with our client’s project team and our implementation team. Throughout the whole project lifecycle you are working with the support of our PMO and its delivery procedures.

 

About You

You are passionate about projects and their goals. You are a mid to advanced level project manager. You have a strong IT or related businesses and service background, and you are enthusiastic about the cultural heritage sector. You are a natural communicator, you can influence stakeholders and manage their expectations adequately on their level and build their trust. You have the competence, experience, and confidence to manage a customer project from start to finish. You are self-driven, accountable and highly motivated to work remotely in a global team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the project to successful completion: plan, execute and steer towards its goals. Maintain a robust project management framework and documentation in order for our functional and technical experts to do their job effectively
  • Main responsible for organising and keeping the flow of information within our and with the client’s project organisation in regards to the project. Builds a professional trustful relation to the client’s project manager and core team
  • Prepare and host the project meetings, contribute to project governance, present tactics to client teams (e.g. sprints)
  • Generate and communicate written meeting minutes, action plans, status reports and similar tools for project handling
  • Support and control the business requirements and specification process 
  • Commit client’s teams to their tasks, deliverables and timelines and follow up with them
  • Manage consumption and completion of budget, time, scope and deliverables 
  • Create work breakdown structures and keep track of deliverables for our and the client’s experts
  • Prepare and monitor the task handling for configuration, code development, data migration, and infrastructure in coordination with the team
  • Detect deviations from plan (delays, scope deviation, deficiencies), propose corrective measures, and manage changes in scope, schedule, and costs
  • Coordinate the team resources, make resource requests and coordinate commitments
  • Ensure a quality focussed delivery and support the team in testing and QA procedures
  • Keep the organisation up to date about status, health, as well as risks/opportunitites from inside the project. Report and escalate to management as needed

Key Selection Criteria

  • Customer centric service philosophy
  • Proven track record in implementation of applications, software development, or service management for medium to complex business systems  
  • Experienced in working within international virtual teams, with an understanding of French specific work culture
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills, verbally and in writing, with both IT and business teams
  • Native French competencies for client and project communication, very good in English for all internal and team communication
  • Good persistance and resilience to succeed in larger and distributed organizations 
  • University degree or equivalent education (preferably computer sciences, business administration, and/or cultural studies)
  • Resident in Paris metropolitan region

Desirable

  • Certified project manager (customary degree in services or IT industry) is a plus
  • Practical experience with collection management, documentation or archiving systems is a plus
  • Change management qualifications are a plus
  • Business analysis qualifications are a plus

What awaits you

  • Unique opportunity to work at the exciting intersection of high-tech and culture, for one of the most prestigious cultural organisation, and one of the largest CMS project these days  
  • Diverse work in a dynamic, international team within a solid and sustainable company
  • Boost your project expertise, take responsibility and develop relationships with great colleagues and fascinating clients
  • You contribute to our brand’s leading market position and shape our client’s success story
  • Further thrilling international projects are an option
  • Attractive opportunities for contract renewal
  • Flexible hours, work on site with the client, fully remote within zetcom, business travels to zetcom offices 

As an international company with strong and long-standing roots in the cultural sector, we value, support and celebrate human diversity, cultural differences, personal views and people of all origins and background. We also expect this commitment from our employees and partners.

Apply now

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact our HR team by phone on +49 30 6900 40 400. We look forward to receiving your application by email to talent@zetcom.com.

HR Specialist

Julia Kurz

T: +49 30 6900 40 400
E:  talent@zetcom.com

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