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IT Project Manager, Procure to Pay, Procurement Capabilities

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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. 
Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Would you like to work with modern technologies and grow your technical skills by learning and applying the best practices?
Would you like to be part of above by working on brand-new, complex and challenging Information Technology (IT) projects that will help Nokia expand its customer base outside the realm of pure telco operators?
If the answer is yes, keep on reading this.

We are currently focusing our recruitment efforts on extending our Project Management capacity. We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager with strong technical orientation who is able to manage complex projects implementing SAP Ariba IT Solutions with excellent consultation skills and solid performance.


General purpose of the role:

IT Project Manager leads IT Programs/Projects according to Nokia PM Methodology fulfilling project milestone deliverable requirements under the defined KPI´s.

IT Project Manager is appointed for the project having overall responsibility within the project for ensuring compliance with the agreed content, schedule, costs and quality of the project.



Some of the Key responsibilities:

  • Planning and monitoring of the project objectives, tasks, resources and schedule
  • Project Demand & Requirement Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Change Management & Project Stakeholders relations
  • Managing Technical Aspects of a Project


Capabilities supporting your success:

  • Good understanding of software development models, competences and experience to successfully using both traditional and agile project methodologies in delivering large and complex IT projects. Understanding when it is appropriate to use which methodology  
  • Understanding Cloud, SaaS,  Mobile concepts, architectures, and standard deployment models 
  • Experience evaluating the change management impact of a proposed solution.
  • Ability to understand the process and solution architecture E2E across multiple technologies.
  • Experience in leading and guiding internal and  external project teams.
  • Understanding of the relationship between costs, schedule, quality, speed in a defining a solution and make tradeoff recommendations

Business and technical background:

  • Necessary level of SAP Ariba  technical background to successfully manage application development/implementation projects understanding the solution on sufficient level to lead project team and manage risks and timelines

We are looking for:

  • Project management experience over several years in a complex, multi supplier environment
  • Stakeholder management capabilities
  • Strong communication and change management competences
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Overall Procurement and Finance process/value flow understanding
  • Technical competences and experience on SAP Ariba

We value for the following competences:

  • Project management
  • Test management
  • Cutover management
  • Agile and Continuous Delivery
  • Change management
  • Collaboration skills
  • Communication
  • Contract management
  • Cost management
  • Customer Focus and technical leadership
  • Drive for results 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • improvement methodologies
  • Industry, Market & Technology understanding
  • Innovation management
  • Motivating others
  • Problem solving
  • Risk Management
  • Security management
  • Strategic Agility
  • Leadership skills
  • Overall Procurement business process understanding
  • Technical competences and experience on SAP Ariba, Concur, Fieldglass, ERP / SAP S/4 HANA


You preferably have:


B.Sc. or M.Sc. in information technology or computer science or similar field and Project Management certification with at least 6-8 years of work experience.


Knowledge of ITC domain and good command of English. ITIL certification could be an advantage.

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