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Head of Project Management

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What you are going to do

Department Summary

Head of Project Management manages projects from kick-off to delivery on time, on budget, and on brief. Head of Project Management is everyone’s go-to place for the project. Clients and internal team members rely on you for everything they need to know about a project; what to expect, what to do next, and where they need to be. Equally as important is the commercial value of what the department delivers; both top line revenue and the profit that the work is delivering.
You will have a fascination in all things digital. You want to know how things work and you are always on the look-out for new tools, services and ways of doing things.

Role Summary

The Head of Project Management is responsible for setting strategic direction for delivery management, defining and implementing standards and processes, managing the project team resources across a broad portfolio of accounts, and successfully implementing recovery for project crisis situations. You will have a proven ability to successfully deliver the largest projects/programmes You have strong consulting skills and you build strong relationships with both clients and all parts of the business agency to define viable approaches/methodologies in line with relevant industry standards and best practices. You will represent the delivery team within the business and ensure their views are made clear to the executive management team. You will ensure the individuals within project management are aligned and function as a team.
Attitude is every bit as important as skills and experience. You will bring an energy and passion to the role that inspires those in the department and within the wider agency. You need to be a fantastic communicator both internally and with clients and other stakeholders.
The Adnovum offering has broadened in recent years and the team needs to also broaden its skill sets around delivery in line with this. A re-organisation and skill set gap analysis is being undertaken as well as a large project around how we work in a more nimble way will require this new leader to implement and continue to iterate moving forward. A broad range of delivery skills is necessary to understand what will be required and how to move this forward within the business.


  • Day to day management of the delivery team
  • Represent Delivery Team at the Client Steering Committee Meetings
  • Review and help develop high value and/or high risk proposals, scopes and plans to ensure their viability
  • Support the new business team to help make the best of new business opportunities
  • Represent delivery at a management level including at regular assessment meetings
  • Define responsibilities, set direction and allocate departmental tasks with the portfolio programme directors and the wider team
  • Seek to maximise revenue and margin across multiple projects/accounts through project delivery (profit margin)
  • Hold responsibility for the quality of the project deliverables and communications across delivery
  • Collate project details / financial, from all project manager and present it to Leadership Team / MD
  • Conduct timely, fair and accurate project reviews for direct reports, using the standard templates, where appropriate
  • Explain Adnovum business focus, targets and guidelines, and provide clarity about the implications of these for your team and the individuals within it
  • Keep teams and individuals updated on Adnovum performance against our goals. Understand and communicate what it means
  • Draw on client experiences and external trends to advise others on how to best meet our clients’ current and future needs
  • Demonstrate understanding of key business drivers for potential clients Understand how Adnovum services can add value, tailoring business strategies and solutions accordingly
  • Proactively recognise new business opportunities. Develop them and help us to win them
  • Staff up-skilling plan to support the business directions on product and services
  • People Management: mentoring and coaching subordinates and peers; having conversations on people's career aspiration and aligning it to the career progression; responsible for appraisal and feedback

What we are looking for

  • Extensive experience managing projects for large and medium size clients, including projects in a web/digital consulting environment
  • Demonstrable experience managing a large team of project managers, project architects and other delivery specialists
  • Multiple examples of managing pre-sales and technology projects
  • Experience developing project plans using MS Project, PRINCE 2 Waterfall, and/or Agile and hybrid project methodologies
  • Evidence of management of project teams of 20 people or more to successful completion
  • Managed projects with consulting revenue of SGD10M+
  • Top class communication skills including strong presentation skills
  • Managed relationships at a senior level within large corporations
  • Proven client management abilities to negotiate scope, timeline and budget
  • Experience of conflicts/crisis management situations with positive results
  • Proven organisational skills combined with very strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to run client workshops of up to 20 people on multiple subject areas
  • Can articulate Project Management methodology – processes, practices, controls, team management, project delivery phases
  • Business process orientation including business process reengineering
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Self-starter and self-learner, with an ability to motivate others
  • People oriented with a focus on mentoring
  • In-depth understanding of finance models, operations and reporting
  • Experience with managing offshore teams and external 3rd party vendors

Sharp minds, good vibes

We are the sharp-minded IT experts who tackle the trickiest software and security challenges. With more than 630 employees in our locations in Zurich (HQ), Bern, Lausanne, Budapest, Lisbon, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City, we make the digital business of our clients work.

As a great team, we empower each other to share, grow and succeed. The unique Adnovum spirit across locations stands for helping each other at any time, having an open door and contributing to an appreciating and trustful atmosphere. We always enjoy having a laugh, a coffee or a drink together!

Apart from our unique «one Adnovum» spirit, we offer a solution-oriented engineering culture with flat hierarchies, which gives you the opportunity to contribute with your opinions and ideas. We embrace flexible working, like the possibility to work part-time and a hybrid work model. Your continuous education and development are key to us. Therefore, we actively encourage and support individual training opportunities.

For data privacy reasons, we only accept applications submitted via our online portal. Applications received by e-mail cannot be processed. Thank you for your understanding.

Adnovum accepts only direct applications. Any applications submitted by recruitment agencies without contractual agreement will be treated as direct applications.


Phụng Bích Đặng

Phụng Bích Đặng

Junior Recruiter

+84 28 3816 8200

+84 28 3816 8200