Project / Transition Manager,

India, Maharashtra, Pune

Business unit: Global Business Services

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


The Project / Transition Manager manages one or multiple (transition) projects according to the (transition) methodology. The projects involve moving of activities, changes in systems, and optimization of processes. The projects have stakeholders in the business, functions and operations (which could be outsourced). They are often international and can be complex. The projects need to be tightly managed in order to prevent business disruption. The Project / Transition Manager will support the development and sharing of the (project / transition) methodology and will manage a variety of projects in GBS (Finance, People Services, Transitions) if so required.
1. Transitions (40%) and/or other Projects (40%)
- Plan and manage the projects according to the GBS methodology
- Align stakeholders in the receiving and sending organizations, Functions and Business
- Enable  the decision-making process in the transition and host stage gate review meetings
- Lead the transition team
- Keep proper documentation (logs) and report on project progress to Management
- Manage escalations and provide solutions
- Manages controls status, risk, issues, and budgets appropriately
- Manages changes to the scope of the transition
0. Support Methodology development (20%)
- Improve methods, tools, and training for general project management.
- Create and maintain collaboration environments for projects, using SharePoint or similar software
- Maintain and improve master transition plans and templates in MS Project
- Documents policies, procedures, and accelerators to be used as best practice for transition management
- Conduct post-transition/project reviews and works with stakeholders to identify weaknesses in the methods or plans and works with leadership to propose and create improvements.

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July 25, 2017

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Global Business Services

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