Project Planner at Armada Human Capital

Project Management
Nairobi (Nairobi), Kenya
Hours per week
Full Time: 30+
SUMMARY: Our client designs, manufactures and sells highly functional, highly affordable vehicles as a transportation platform empowering local entrepreneurs to mobilize the developing world. They recognize that appropriate transport is a key enabler to socio-economic development in deprived communities across the developing world and aim to unlock this vast potential by designing, manufacturing and selling a new vehicle for Africa, starting in Kenya. They are looking for exceptional individuals who share their vision and possess the skills and attitude necessary to make a valuable contribution to our work in Africa. Job Objective: • They are seeking an exceptional early-mid career professional to coordinate our technical and operations teams to deliver diverse and complex projects from inception to launch. • The role will require a close working relationship across the client’s management team, particularly with the Integration Manager and Supply Chain Manager. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: PRIMARY
RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Planning • Develop, manage and communicate robust project plans across the organization – ensure key stakeholders are identified and kept regularly updated on progress and escalate risks/issues accordingly. • Map project plan dependencies between engineering, supply chain, production, procurement, aftersales and sales and marketing functions. • Work closely with technical and operations staff to monitor the status of project line items and proactively identify and mitigate risks and issues. • Maintain a rigorous risk and issue log for tasks on each project – ensure key stakeholders are kept regularly informed. • Produce professional, simple and error-free documents to the client’s management and leadership. • Develop a simple and quick process for team members to feed status updates into a central project management system. • Develop simply and robust project management dashboards for both team and cross functional projects – present dashboard to the client’s leadership as appropriate. • Maintain historical log of deadlines to better understand actual man-hours dedicated to each task – analyze historical plans to effectively allocate proper resources and lead times to new projects. Communication and Facilitation • Facilitate efficient daily cross-functional standing meetings to ensure team projects are on track for timely completion. • Present regular project management dashboard to the client’s leadership and project leads. SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION: • An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in project management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. • They should be adept to quickly grasp organizational interdependencies and be comfortable organizing complex information into actionable plans. Required: • Bachelor degree (minimum) in a quantitative subject • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide • Excellent problem solving ability in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to • define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions • Strong analytical skills with regards to data manipulation and the ability to create information from data • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams • Exceptional attention to detail • Ability to quickly grasp high level concepts and develop actionable plans even with initial limited understanding of technical concepts • Exceptional intellectual curiosity and ability to seek clarity on information they do not understand from the client staff and personal external research • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results • Strong technical writing ability; able to read and interpret drawings • Proficiency in Project, Viso, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Visio • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Extreme patience and a good sense of humor • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others; ability to communicate potentially negative information in an effective way • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, • structured thinker, goal oriented, flexible, and able to deal well with setbacks • Fluency in English EXPERIENCE: • 4+ years related experience in project management Desired: • 6+ years related experience in project management or operations • Knowledge of manufacturing, equipment and process within final assembly, body shop, paint shop and powertrain • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)
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Nairobi (Nairobi)
Armada Human Capital

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