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Quality - Program Excellence Lead ( Digital Enterprise)

Location: Hyderabad India
Job ID: 1011964HV
Date Posted: Nov 9, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Digital Enterprise Apps

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Meet our Team

We represent Hitachi Vantara to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.



QPE Lead will be responsible for running the Quality - Program Excellence function for the Digital Enterprise service line in Hitachi Vantara. Ensure that all projects are delivered using a 'best-practice' Project Delivery Approach and are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.
This role will be three fold,
• Firstly overseeing the delivery of projects providing expert guidance, support and monitoring/reporting on the project status
• Secondly managing initiatives for enhancing and building the project management capability within the organization.
• Finally building and constantly enhancing the organization's Project Delivery Approach in view of the new innovation based solution services of Hitachi Vantara.
Strong people, project or program management and excellent organizational skills are fundamental, as is the ability to liaise with people at all levels of the organization.

Competencies Needed
• Project/Program management and planning skills
• Ability to manage a range of projects types and complex business initiatives and change programs
• Should be adept in Quantitative Project Management i.e, EVM(Earned Value Management), effort, schedule and defect metrics etc
• Hands on with conducting Root cause analysis, metrics analysis and suggest improvements
• Providing inputs to the project team in selection of the methodology, tools, configuration of the project management tool during initial project setup
• Ability to juggle different projects/priorities and deliver high quality outcomes under pressure
• Capability to provide timely, accurate and relevant project and portfolio reporting as agreed
• Capability to track project benefits realization and lessons learnt activities to feed into on-going improvements
• Responsible for mentoring and coaching the Project Managers in the Service Line and business project teams to effectively implement the Project Delivery Approach Experience in embedding the use of RAID(Risk, actions, issues and defects) logs as part of the day to day project activities
• Able to focus on a clear goal in all actions
• Ability to monitor and report on project budgets across the portfolio at stakeholder and Sponsor levels
• Advanced IT skills in relation to Word, PowerPoint and Excel and MS Project or other project tools
• Ownership of the organization's Project Delivery Approach, its development , implementation, and rollout
• Thought leader with a view to creating a viable Project/program management service and supporting pragmatic delivery of projects
• Recognized formal project management qualification (PMP/APMP/Prince2/P30 or equivalent) is desirable
• Degree qualified is desirable
• Ability to and experience of providing input to organizational business and budget planning
• Good understanding of performance management frameworks and tools in the delivery of business objectives

Core Skills
• Ability to be flexible by adapting quickly to changing priorities
• Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and direction
• Strong time management and problem solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail, both written and numerical, and commitment to quality
• Comfortable with coordinating and collaborating with business teams to drive required decisions and outcomes
• Cross functional relationship building is paramount. The candidate must be able to successfully work with and influence individuals not directly under their control
• Ability to challenge
• Excellent written - spoken English is essential

Essentials Skills:
- Should have played the PM role for at least six to seven years
- Should be well exposed to the SAP S/4 HANA technology either in a functional or technical capacity
- Should be experienced in process definition, implementation and rollout
- Should be able to independently review the project status, audit the project based on Organization standards aligned to industry standards ( ISO 9001, CMMi, ITIL etc) and report it to Leadership
- Report the below items to Global Leadership
o Project Health status
o Client Escalations, Incidents
o Conduct detailed RCA in collaboration with the project teams
o Project Metrics etc
- Should have excellent written and verbal skills to communicate the status to Global Leadership in a simple and understandable language
- Ability to be flexible by adapting quickly to changing priorities
- Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and direction

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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