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Sr. IT Project Manager - Long-term contract

Our Direct Client in Northern NJ, a premier global firm, seeks a Senior IT Project Manager to join the team immediately, on a long-term contract basis  
In this role, you will 
support several projects, within one of the client's International Portfolios. Project Managers are expected to ensure that their projects deliver on the required outputs detailed in their Project Charters, within the specified time and financial constraints. There is a strong focus on financial management, coordination of delivery team resources, and closely monitoring and maintaining detailed project plans. It is expected that status reporting, issue and risk management is undertaken on a timely basis and adheres the reporting cycles within their individual portfolio’s and executive reporting mandated by the PMO team.
 

Project Managers will be expected to follow the in-house project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artifacts.

 

Responsibilities and Tasks

•          Coordinate internal resources and third parties for project execution

•          Ensure project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

•          Develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

•          Develop detailed project plan to track progress

•          Manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs and follow a formal CR process

•          Report and escalate issues / risks to management as needed

•          Manage the day to day relationship with the client and stakeholders

•          Perform risk management to minimize project risks

•          Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Expected Skills

 

  1. Organization, follow-up and strong attention to detail

•         Ability to manage various deliverables from different teams/individuals

•         Solid understanding and ability to manage:

•         Assumptions

•         Risks

•         Action items

•         Issues

•         Change

•         Scope

  1. Analytic and decision making skills – Ability to analyze and document a situation/scenario and propose options, recommendations and cost impact

 

  1. Project financial management

•          Forecasting of resources and cost

•          Validation of forecast against budget

•          Tracking of project spend, and justification for change requests

 

  1. Project planning and monitoring

•          Definition of key milestones

•          Development of detailed plans

•          Approach/forum to facilitate gathering of status information, and surfacing of progress limiting issues

 

  1. Leadership and Resource management skills – Ability to lead and manage a team of matrixed resources

 

  1. Communication/presentation skills

•          Clear, concise status reporting

•          Ability to craft leadership / executive level communications

 

Qualifications:

•         Experience managing Global Cloud IT initiatives with strong financial management skills and strong ability to influence diverse technical and business resources.  PMP and Agile certified, or comprehensive experience; Experience with Roadmap planning, strong PowerPoint skills, ITIL certified a plus.

•          Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in project management disciplines, with experience planning and executing projects and programs. Strong experience managing both IT and Business projects preferred.

•          Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing projects from definition through implementation, involving internal personnel and third-party contractors

•          Requires excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills, strong supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with project team members, project sponsors, functional leads, and senior management in a matrixed environment

•          Self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate

•          Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations

•          Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment

•          Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action

•          Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously

Education

Bachelors degree from an accredited university, or equivalent work experience

 

Years of experience

Minimum of 8-10 yrs experience

 

Certification

PMP and Scrum certified or comprehensive experience

 

 

Job ID: 4279

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