Consulting - AMS - Service Delivery Manager/ Project Controller
- 20 Woodlands Dr, Woodmead, Sandton, 2191, South Africa
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Service Delivery Manager/ Project Controller
What impact will you make?
Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivaled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.
Main Purpose of Job
The main objective of this position is to provide overall leadership, control and decision making as well as taking responsibility for the Service delivery teams and ensuring that IT policies and procedures are adhered to and maintained accordingly.
The incumbent will be responsible for establishing relationships and understanding of the clients business and needs to identify, qualify and unlock net new revenue opportunities.
Further to this the incumbent would be required to fully understand the contractual requirements and commitments
Key Performance areas
Monitor and control the sourcing, travel and on-boarding of resources on projects;
Create, manage and staff resources on projects;
Monitor and control time capture and time approval of consultants on projects;
Monitor and control project costs and protect project margins;
Ensure governance is followed if and when adjustments are required to the planned/base-lined budget;
Create, manage and close vendor (third party and partner) purchase orders;
Approve Billing of projects;
Monitor, control and report on financial aspects of the project: budgeting and estimate to actual variance;
Communicate and/or escalate relevant financial impacts to the project – and delivery managers;
Proactively manage project stakeholders i.e. Shared Services, Project Managers, Project Administrators, Shared Services, Finance Controlling etc.
Closing Projects: Project sign-off, revenue fully recognition, fully invoiced, Vendor Purchase Orders closed, Sales Order Closed.
Supports the Senior Manager on delivery of designated engagement / project, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables
Tracks outputs against Service Level Agreement and reports to Senior Manager on any unforeseen issues arising
Seeks to identify additional sales opportunities in client business
Assists in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request
Is a support resource in planning of sales presentations and client negotiation teams for new and retained business
Develops market network in business and builds relationships that generate leads
Builds relationships across Deloitte service lines to understand broader offerings and seeks opportunities for cross-selling
Generates innovative solutions on projects / engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to client
Client Impact: External / Internal
Manages day-to-day deliverables of team on client engagements / projects
Proactively identifies client service and technical issues and implements resolutions to address these
Develops productive working relationships with client teams
Builds network of relationships across Deloitte to understand other service line offerings and to market own functional area
Establishes and maintains good working relationships with external clients across industries
Participates in thought leadership process and shares functional and industry knowledge and expertise with clients, colleagues and teams
Leads delivery of team based on the SLA and identifies and addresses any areas of concern in outputs
Manages engagement/project risk to ensure that the firm’s risk policies as well as risk to client confidentiality is aligned at all times
Consistently reviews and analyses standard and quality of team deliverables and implements changes as necessary
Meets regularly with client and client teams to understand issues, anticipate needs and address these
Keeps Senior Manager updated on status of engagement
Communicates need for any changes in engagement / project plan to Senior Manager for discussion with Engagement sponsor / client
Provides ongoing communication to teams on status of engagement / project, changes, achievements, etc.
Drives Deloitte values of exceptional service to clients, growing the firm’s brand and talent development
Development/Growth of Team
Shares expertise and knowledge with team members and counselees on an ongoing basis
Develops good working relationships with key talent in team
Monitors resource requirements for engagement and communicates to Senior Manager the need for increase / decrease in team headcount
Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area
Budgets / Profitability
Manages engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management
Monitors that time and expenses on engagement are accurately recorded and submitted weekly
Manages WIP on engagement and ensures billings are timeously done and collections followed up
People management and mentorship
KPI measurement monitoring and reporting
Resource managing and scheduling (Analytical/Decision Making capabilities
Customer orientation and responsiveness
Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities
Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
Delivery Excellence - Ability to plan and execute a project to deliver a superior client experience
Knows the Business and Sector - Ability to comprehend how the client’s business works and keep up-to-date on industry/sector trends and leading practices
Analytical Thinking & Problem Solving - Ability to identify and solve problems objectively using analysis, experience and judgment
Financial Acumen - Ability to incorporate financial information when evaluating business opportunities and making recommendations
Executive Presence - Ability to develop relationships, establish credibility with and instill confidence in clients
Global Mindset - Ability to leverage cross-geography insights and practitioners to enhance client service delivery
Business-Technology Acumen - Ability to articulate how technology enables and differentiates the business and communicate this effectively to clients
Service Line Specialised Capabilities
Thinks Innovatively - Ability to integrate end-user needs, technical possibilities and business requirements to solve complex problems
Analyzes the External Environment - Ability to analyze trends and technologies and apply insights to assess the impact and value on the business
Qualifications & Experience required
10 years working experience
Project Management Principles, Business Acumen, Contract Terminology, Problem Solving, Financial Management
Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget and timeline.
Project Management methodology (PMBOK / Prince2 / Agile)
Preferably a degree in Information Systems or Computer Science, or equivalent certification/experience
Key Competencies required:
Conduct monthly forecasts for planning and budgeting purposes
Maintain a consolidated view of operational costs and risks across lines of service which includes performing financial analysis
Manage Efficiency of Service Delivery
Manage billability and productivity ratio of resources
Ensure accurate and timeous capturing of timesheets and absences on SAP by resources
Establish relationships and understanding of the clients business and needs to Identify, qualify and unlock net new revenue opportunities
Responsible for the achievement of contracted SLAs per service
Facilitate the contract and service management reporting and submit to clients according to the negotiated schedule
Present the contract and service management reporting monthly in the respective client forums
Regular client interaction regarding service management and SLAs to ensure effective engagement with the client in accordance with the account engagement model
Manage business as usual deployments and business requirements/issues to ensure operational targets are achieved
Ensure that IT technical, applications and operations management activities are satisfactorily performed within agreed time lines and with due regard to accepted ways of work
Establish and maintain good business relationships with key stakeholders
Engage with customers and resolve issues satisfactorily to ensure the retention of clients through contract renewal
Analyse the operational environment to identify trends and patterns that require problem investigation by using incident data
Monitor environment and recommend/action improvements
Develop well formulated service improvement plans (SIPs) together with Contracts Manager, guiding what should be done in order to address client improvement requirements
Ensure that improvement initiatives identified in service reviews are acted upon and progress reports are provided as required
Provide leadership and control for approved service improvement efforts
Identify and match value propositions to the client's needs to show value for the client
Develop relationships and communication mechanisms with vendors
Custodian of knowledge and expertise related to delivery management
Prepare service management reporting per portfolio, highlighting SLA achievement, service penalties and progress on SIP’s as negotiated with the Regional Operations and Key Account Managers
Ensure appropriate competency and capacity level to support client
Responsible for all people management related activities for team
Ensure all employees are trained and competencies assessed as per client service requirement
Ensure performance contracts and performance assessments are completed for teams within agreed timeframes (if applicable)
Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge
Develop strategy roadmaps using accepted best practices and proactively look for continues improvement opportunities.
Provides SAP BASIS planning & support for projects & operations. Adhere to SAP design principles & technical architecture standards.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
Good mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
Strong client delivery focus
Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
Focus on quality and risk
Sound problem solving ability