Software Project Manager - Travel Technology

Location London
Discipline: Travel Technology, SAAS
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £DOE
Job ref: 25

A great opportunity for a Project Manager with Leisure travel background to join a leading travel-tech provider in London. Working between office and home you will be responsible for the duties below.

Main Job Purpose

  • To manage the implementation of the company own software products.

  • To manage the project relationship between the software house and assigned Clients post-implementation.

  • To co-ordinate multiple project work-streams within a large implementation programme

  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate project management activities with external clients including regular reporting and client meetings

  • Document, track and communicate project issues, risks, requirements and dependencies using company own methodology, toolkit

  • Manage the production of functional specifications for system change requests to meet client requirements, working closely with our Implementation Consultants and Business Analysts

  • Work closely with our Offshore Development team

  • Work closely with the Client Project Manager to resolve issues and ensure project tasks are completed to plan

  • Conduct Executive-level Steering Meetings with Client’s senior stakeholders

  • Manage the relationship with third parties regarding integration and associated software development activity

  • Ensure those test scenarios and test scripts are adequately designed and executed by both development teams and clients

  • Ensure that good quality user manuals and client specific documentation are produced with each development released to clients

  • Manage specific commercial aspects of projects including project billing milestones, development estimates, forecasts, staff timesheets, expenses

  • Potential to manage the team of Implementation Project Managers

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Experience of managing large software implementation projects, working with offshore development teams, third parties

  • Extensive experience of using project management tools and techniques

  • Results orientated with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively at all levels of an organisation

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently

  • Knowledge of the Travel industry, and particularly of Tour Operations, preferable but not essential

  • Knowledge of external interfaces related to the travel industry preferable but not essential

  • Desire and willingness to travel if required

  • Educated to degree level with good qualification