Junior Project Manager

Graduate Program

Candidate Profile

To be eligible to apply for the Softworks Junior Project Manager Graduate Program, we are looking for applicants that have completed a relevant degree at a third level organisation such as Business Management. The successful candidate will be a hands-on individual and someone who wants to be a long-term fixture in the company. We are looking for quick learners, who are keen to work in a fast-paced environment. While fully supported every step of the way, you are someone who thrives on responsibility, challenge and problem solving. In return, the candidate will gain a breadth of business experience and skills as they complete placements in different parts of our business.

About the Program

The program is designed to bring the candidate through all aspects of work life within a busy product and services company. At the end of the program the candidate can expect to have gained a level of experience that will uniquely position them within the industry.

The candidate will touch each of:

  • Software Training
  • Software Support
  • Customer Engagement
  • Project Management

The areas covered within the intensive 9-month program are:

  • Software Training: It’s important to understand how our product works, starting off in the training team will provide a space to learn about Time and Attendance softworks and how to deliver successful training sessions. The successful candidate will shadow a trainer with the aim of carrying out training sessions once sufficient knowledge has been gained.
  • Customer Support: As part of our experienced helpdesk the candidate will learn how to respond to real customer issues. The candidate will gain invaluable experience and learn valuable insights into how the IT customer thinks. This part of the program will involve engaging with customers and troubleshooting customer problems.
  • Customer Engagement: the candidate will work with the Customer Success Manager and Account Managers to understand how to build, reinforce and maintain existing clients and relationships. This part of the program will help the candidate understand everyone’s role in improving and retaining customers.
  • Project Implementation: It is from here the candidate will learn the project management techniques inherent at all levels of software development.

Junior Project Manager Overview

  • Create Project Plans, identifying project goals and timelines for the project to stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Manage stakeholders throughout the whole project lifecycle
  • Collaborate with various teams and hold meetings to develop project plans
  • Configuration of Softworks Software through project implementation
  • Ensure projects are completed to meet specified requirements and any outstanding tasks are completed
  • Confirm all project documentation is produced and training and support is arranged for the client
  • Communicate and test any bugs or issues with software developers to ensure they are removed
  • Assist Senior Project Managers with tasks related to project implementation and configuration
  • Report on the success of the project and any setbacks that were encountered or room for improvement
  • The role will require some office-based work, some client site-based work and the option of some working from home

Requirements:

  • A relevant 3rd level degree
  • Strong communication skills – you must enjoy interfacing with customers and be confident in representing the company
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills are essential
  • Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively to solve problems and achieve team goals
  • Ability to exercise initiative and to embrace and adapt to change
  • Must be a strong team player and also able to work on own initiative

About Softworks

For over twenty years Softworks has been assisting companies around the world in organising the working day in a way that makes them more productive, profitable and adds value to their operations. Our globally recognised and acclaimed Workforce Management Solutions include: Time & Attendance/Flexible Working, Labour Scheduling & Optimisation, Absence Management and Access Control.

Selection Process

Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Referees will be required following interviews. If you are successful, you will be likely to commence employment with Softworks in June 2021.

Training

A training program will be tailored to your needs and will include formal and on the job training.

Benefits:

  • €24-27K
  • Annual Leave starting at 23 days
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills are essential
  • Flexitime
  • Gym membership/subsidy after 6 months
  • Pension after one year
  • Company Van or Mileage Allowance on successful completion of program

How to Apply?

Send your CV and Cover Letter to – jnolan@softworks.com.