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Project Planner

Ref.: ML-118895

Do you have what it takes to be a successful Project Planner within a world class organisation? Currently we are looking for an experienced Project Planner to join the Simplification Programme and this is a unique opportunity to help shape the future organisation. Maersk Line has launched a strategic programme named Simplification with the aim to optimise the customer experience and realise significant business benefits by simplifying and standardising our processes. We are on a journey that will substantially change the way we conduct our business and engage with customers. The role will report to the Head of the PMO of the program and as such become key to the success of the program. The Project Planner will mainly be responsible for “the way we do planning” in Maersk Line and will ensure that all the project plans are developed professionally and can be consolidated to program level. The PMO is organizationally placed within Maersk Line IT with main location being at Esplanaden, Copenhagen Denmark.

We Offer

We offer a vital position in the largest transformational programme in Maersk Line at the moment: ‘Simplification’, which amongst other aims to optimize the customer interaction and order processes through a large number of projects bundled into a number of sub-programs.

The Project Planner position will have a key role in ensuring that the projects are scheduled professionally in a way that makes it possible for the Project Boards and Program Leadership to identify dependencies and critical paths at project as well as program level.

The individual in this position can make a significant impact and contribution to the maturing of Maersk Line’s project planning capabilities whilst building a successful career in an exciting company.

We offer a competitive compensation package including trips to our locations abroad, and to become part of a PMO who aims at becoming acknowledged as ‘best in class’ for its services.

The environment is very dynamic with focus on high performance, results, and respect for our employees; you’re valued as part of our team.

You will work with colleagues in a large variety of positions and roles enabling you to build a great network within Maersk Group.

Key Responsibilities

As Project Planner allocated to the largest transformational program currently running in Maersk Line you will define and implement a professional set-up for how to do project planning within Maersk Line, you will teach, guide and support colleagues with project planning, and assist in the actual planning when needed.

To be successful in the role, the candidate should possess ability to:

  • Define & Implement best practice project planning approach and processes within Maersk Line, i.e. ‘The way we do planning’ (making an end-to-end perspective for the complete project lifecycle)
  • Proactively driving implementation through teaching, coaching, guidance and support to project and program managers
  • Ensuring adherence to the defined approach and the governance put in place for planning processes
  • Ensure consolidation of project plans into a program level perspective of the overall schedule
  • Focus on the scheduling part of the plan – based upon a known scope and resource constraints

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have minimum 5 years of experience with planning of IT related projects in an international environment, and thrive with all the tasks related to planning.

We expect you to be motivated when guiding colleagues, typically project managers, in making specific project plans which has all the relevant elements of a best practice plan.

In this role you must master the MS-Project tool for scheduling and follow-up, as well as be able to create a solid plan at “whiteboard level” through interaction with the key stakeholders.

Additionally, the candidate perceives the role of planning as a profession in its own right and want to stay with this focus for several years.

Experience with quality review of plans of others as well as teaching capabilities in providing sessions and workshops for project and program managers are highly desired.

Finally, as the corporate language is English you should be fluent in oral as well as written English.

Further information

Last application date: 24 October 2016.

Maersk Group has five core businesses which include Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling and Services and Other Shipping. Through these companies and several others, the Group employs roughly 89,000 people and generated 47 billion US dollars in revenue in 2013. When the Global Service Centres (GSC) was established in 1999, the main focus was to provide off shoring opportunities and solutions to the shipping and logistics business units of the Maersk Group, particularly for Maersk Line. But as the GSCs’ competencies grew, other business units of the Group also started migrating their processes to the Global Service Centres. The GSCs are located in Manila, Philippines; Chengdu, China; and Pune, Chennai, Mumbai in India handling the service delivery and business relationship management for Maersk Group business units.

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