Project Manager, Manila

Date Posted : Oct 24, 2017, 00:00 AM

Ref. No.: PM/PH

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with Software Group strategy, commitments and goals. The purpose of the role is to help the process of solutions implementations in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project and communicating them clearly to all stakeholders, facilitators and partners. The core skill of the Project Manager is requirements and scope management for developing IT solutions to business problems and fulfilling business needs. Skilled Project Manager has to drive the whole project delivery lifecycle from initiation and analysis through design, development and testing and finishing with deployment and closure.

Main responsibilities:

  • Head the planning and implementation of projects within agreed cost, timeframe, quality standard and scope
  • Track, manage and report on project progress in regards to: deliverables, timeframes, quality and risks to all stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Provide accurate projections and actions on project changes, based on business, technological, situational or client influenced requirements
  • Proactively support members of the project from both internal teams (developers, support teams, quality assurance engineers, TDM’s etc.) and external representatives (clients, partners, third party vendors)
  • Remain responsible for the ultimate compliance towards agreed deadlines and deliverables through decision making, problem solving, nurturing communication and collaboration and executing professional acumen


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree - Computer Science, Economics, Management or relevant
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management in the software industry and good understanding of IT fundamentals
  • Good understanding of software delivery life cycle
  • The following will be an advantage:
    • certification in project management (e.g. PMP, PPRINCE2, etc.) or equivalent
    • knowledge of Temenos T24 and the microfinance domain
  • Experience in working with technical staff (developers, support and quality assurance engineers, etc.)
  • Experience in working with end customers, various information sources and compilation of bulk data
  • Ability to work independently with little to no direct supervision and guidance
  • Experience in change and risk management as well as with using project management software tools. Theoretical and practical knowledge of Project Management methodology
  • Excellent project management and customer relationship management skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and resolve critical and complex issues
  • Analytical thinking
  • Good spoken French and/or Spanish will be considered an advantage

General requirements for all SG employees:

  • Must have a positive, get-done attitude and willingness to take on and contribute in any cross-functional areas the team needs at any given time
  • Must understand and buy into the core values, vision and mission of the company
  • Must have a drive for professional development and actively engage in team improvements
  • Must speak English fluently and have clear writing skills for communicating with customers and colleagues

Should you be interested in working with us based on the above, please send your CV in English. References are highly valued.

All applications will be treated strictly confidential. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Software Group is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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