Project Manager - SAP Upgrade (Work Remotely)

  • 29 Brandon Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract
  • Department: Customer

Company Description

Ko wai mātou | About us   

Ko tō mātou kaupapa nui ko te tuku atu i tō mātou pūngao ki te wāhi e tika ana, kia whakahaukino kore ai i te rāngai pūngao o Aotearoa me te whakatairanga atu i te #changematters.  E kaingākau ana mātou mō tō mātou whāinga matua, ā, e whakahīhī ana anō mātou i te iwi tangata kei muri i a mātou e whaiwhai ana i te whāinga kotahi.  Nā runga i tēnei whāinga teitei, tērā pea ka ui ake koe ki a koe anō--ka pēhea tētahi Piringa Ākonga Raumati Hangarau e hāngai ai ki tēnei whēkitenga.


Mehemea kei te kimi koe i tētehi āheinga e taea ai e koe te whakamahi i ō pūkenga mātauranga i runga i ngā mahi whai painga--kaua e titiro kē atu.


Our purpose is to put our energy where it matters, to decarbonise the New Zealand energy sector and promote #changematters.  We are passionate about our mission and proud to have a tribe of people behind us working towards a common purposes.  With such an ambitious goal, you might ask yourself – how does this opportunity help support a better, cleaner NZ?


This strategy is supported by a number of critical business transformation projects, one of which is a significant upgrade of its SAP ERP Platform (ERP Central Component (ECC) + CRM) to the latest SAP ERP Platform S/4HANA. The upgrade represents an exciting opportunity to move to a platform that will offer significant user experience improvements, embedded analytics & insights, simplified processes and environments, better response times and supportability as well as discrete business unit specific benefits.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity 

Working closely with the Programme Manager, the role of the Project Manager – SAP Upgrade is to manage allocated streams of activities within the project through to completion; delivering on time, within scope and budget.  You’ll serve the needs of the project team, ensuring that roadblocks are cleared, dependencies are managed and stakeholders are kept well informed throughout the lifecycle of the project.


  • Use your experience in enterprise platform project delivery to deliver the outcomes to scope, budget, schedule and quality.
  • Lead defined streams of activity in a matrixed project team.
  • Proactively identify and manage dependencies between project streams and other business activities.
  • Create project plans, estimates, budgets and financial forecasts, manage project financials, including forecasting.
  • Identify, schedule and manage required resources.
  • Monitor and report on progress and status, manage issues, risks and changes for projects.
  • Work with Architects, Technical Leads, Vendors, Testers and other key project stakeholders to move projects through stages and gateways.
  • Contribute to the development of team processes, templates and other resources to enable the Change Excellence team to continuously improve its effectiveness.


The type of experience you’ll bring to the role

  • Experience in delivering and managing multi-faceted projects, incorporating technology, digital and business changes, as well as customer change.
  • Experience in delivering enterprise platform solutions to a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in applying diverse project delivery approaches e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Design Thinking etc
  • A proven track record of delivering projects > $1m and complex and/or multi-site projects
  • Understanding of the wider business, technology and digital strategic drivers and how to ensure projects stay within these parameters
  • Strong commercial acumen particularly driving delivery performance from vendors / suppliers and in the establishment of outsourced commercial arrangements
  • Commercial project experience e.g. systems integration, services delivery & integration
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strong influencing, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strong financial management capability including budgeting, forecasting and purchase to pay and ability to develop business case financials.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to clearly convey information to colleagues and business areas.

Additional Information

Additional information

At Contact we are extremely fortunate to actively promote a new ways of working programme, essentially this means working remotely is the norm.

If working for a progressive company is for you, apply now. Thanks and looking forward to the korero.

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Contact Energy is committed to being an inclusive employer. We want people to be themselves, after all, they can't be anyone else!

Please note, only candidates with the right to live and work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. 

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