The Project Manager oversees high-priority projects and programs, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. This position manages concurrent projects and programs from original concept through final implementation. This role interfaces with all affected areas of the project, including end-users, constituents and vendors. This position ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. The Project Manager may communicate with senior level management regarding the status of specific projects. Reporting to the Manager of PMO, this position requires a deep understanding and experience with project management best practices, tools and templates. The PM will develop and routinely update project plans, schedules communication plans and the like, perform regular risk and issue management, status reporting; define, coordinate and support user acceptance testing, training, rollout and transition to operations. The PM assists in managing vendor relationships and ensures that contracted deliverables are met on time and within budget. The PM leads project teams in the successful planning and execution of all stated project objectives. Additionally, the PM may be required to develop business requirements and/or workflow documents, user stories and acceptance testing plans.
Planning: Manages the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling and closing of projects in support of organizational area's strategic objectives and ongoing operations; collaborates with project leadership to determine and document project objectives, scope, approach, resource requirements, budget, metrics, key performance indicators and stakeholders; collaborates with project leadership to define project tasks, milestones, and deliverables that meet stated project objectives and conform to initiative methodology standards.
Execution/Transition: Executes project schedules; monitors and reports on progress. Assists in the development and review of deliverables and project artifacts. Develops and executes testing, rollout, and transition to maintenance activities.
Continuously monitors project communication, reporting, etc. and contributes to the refinement of PMO standard operating procedures, templates and tools.
4-6 years of direct Project Management experience in a Project Management Office (PMO), Program Delivery Office or similar
Bachelors Degree Required
PMP – Project Management Professional Certification Desired
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Strong leadership skills
Strong knowledge of project management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches
Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and establish a high level of credibility across functional, lines of business and organizational levels
Persuasive, collaborative style with the ability to drive the business strategically and influence others; skilled in obtaining buy-in for ideas and driving implementation and culture
Problem solving and root cause identification skills
Strong analytic and decision making abilities
Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization and move toward a common vision or goal
Proven track record of delivering results of high quality and sustainability
Proven ability to lead within a matrix environment, including direct reports, internal associates, and consultants
Strong Business Acumen, with proven ability to leverage knowledge base to quickly come up to speed in new business areas and new types of project
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