SSA Region Projects Portfolio Manager at General Electric (GE)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: SSA Region Projects Portfolio Manager

Job ID: R3675135
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

Job Description

  • As related customer equipment, facilities or infrastructure projects: responsible for project delivery, profit & loss accountability, and customer satisfaction through management of project related activities and resources for Sub-Saharan Africa. Owns/influences budgets and operating plans.
  • The role is guided by operating policy. Works with cross functional teams. The role has autonomy within the operational area or a segment within a larger business unit.
  • The role may have a major impact on a small business unit or Family within a Function or P&L. High levels of evaluative judgment and operational acumen are required to achieve outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the SSA Region in all execution matters within SSA being responsible for the successful execution for all types of project to time, cost and quality targets within the sub-region leading Teams based across EMEA.
  • Represent the SSA OTR organization during ITO efforts with the development of detailed Project Execution Strategies.
  • Exceed customer expectations, enhance customer relationships and assure business credibility and differentiation with employees, customers and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate strategic and tactical knowledge to deliver excellence and drive continuous improvement and compliance.
  • Ensure rigorous risk management processes are implemented to limit exposure and maximize project results for GPS.
  • Build relationships with and leverage the Services  organization within SSA
  • Lead and develop the local projects execution organization.
  • Liaise with local governmental authorities within SSA to support project execution
  • Supports the Balance Of Plant procurement and Technical Direct Installation,  Construction & Commissioning organizations to define and negotiate agreements with local supply chain to support extended scope projects within SSA.
  • Ensure consistent application of GPS tools and processes applicable to the scope of projects being executed
  • Drive process compliance and team seamless coordination between functions
  • Manage and document projects lessons learned loop for assigned projects back to Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Procurement and ITO.

Required Qualifications

  • Technical Degree from an accredited university or college.
  • 10 years experience in leading the execution of complex infrastructure projects in challenging environments, preferably in EPC environment.
  • Experience of Health and Safety leadership in challenging project environments
  • Extensive experience in negotiation of complex construction contracts and sound commercial understanding of project feasibilities, market differentiators and the power business generally .
  • Contract management experience.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Operational rigor in a challenging environment.
  • Financial acumen.
  • PMP Certification or equivalent.
  • Strong project management experience, including preferably in EPC environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the local market and customers.
  • Drive to setup a strong organization and positively impact the region through entrepreneur mindset, stakeholder management / communication and influential skills, as well as resilience.
  • Quality Environment Health & Safety skills.

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