Business Systems Project Managers x 2

Kuehne + Nagel
31 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Systems Project Manager


Reference Number: req26221

We are the contract logistics partner of choice for logistics outsourcing and the management of complex supply chains. From point of origin to consumption, our dedicated staff design solutions that turn logistics operations from a challenge into a substantial competitive advantage.

The Business Systems Team (BST) is responsible for the development and management of applications required to support the KN Drinks Logistics business. The responsibilities of the business system team fall into three main categories, New Business Support, Business Systems IT Support and Project Delivery. The BST is also responsible for coordination of project activity between KNDL and KN IT.

The IT Project Manager (PM) is responsible for delivery of IS /and Business Systems projects on behalf of KNDL and, where required, KN. The PM delivers internal and external customer solutions, niche solutions including but not limited to SAP, GTS/ESP, ePOD, Duty Manager and Transport Management, on behalf of KNDL. The PM may also deliver client driven and other 3rd party enabled solutions.
The role requires a good understanding of good project implementation processes and good practice and benefits from a strong knowledge and experience of IT projects in a logistics environment. The role also requires the ability to deliver all manner of IT projects including support for projects initiated outside of KNDL where they have a knock-on to the KNDL business.

Your tasks and responsibilities
* The delivery of IT projects
* Co-ordination and control of all project tasks and activities to meet project objectives
* Liaise with the business users, project sponsors and boards with regard to general project communication and issue resolution
* Assist the business and wider IT team with the identification of new ideas and business system opportunities
* Produce project plans and other documentation in line with company standards
* Communicate at all levels (Written and Verbal)
* Management of internal and external resources assigned to projects to achieve the project goals
* Management and delivery of change in connection with all IT project activities in KNDL
* Supporting colleagues and peers as required
* Undertake any reasonable tasks requested by your manager

Your skills and experience
* Graduate Calibre
* Prince2 Practitioner or similar qualifications and experience
* Proven track record in successfully implementing IS related projects to demanding timescales
* Demonstrable experience in the following:
* IS project lifecycle principles
* Requirements analysis and definition
* Good commercial awareness and budget management skills
* Writing business and IS reports and presentations
* People Management (direct and indirect)
* Proven ability in relationship building and influencing skills in a business and IS environment
* Logistics industry experience
* Awareness of the current trends in IS technology
* Appreciation of the business objectives and key business drivers
* Proven ability in relationship building and influencing skills in a business and IS environment
* Drinks Logistics industry experience

With over 70,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at