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Sr. IT Project Manager

For our direct client in Northern NJ we seek a Senior IT Project Manager to join their team for a long-term contract (12 Mo. +).  Immediate interview and start!

 

Desired experience:

 

  • 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.
  • Proficient knowledge of project management methodologies, especially Agile
  • Experience in operating in complex matrix organizations
  • Track Record of successfully managing project budgets over $5M
  • 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
  • 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

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties for project execution
  • Ensure project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Manage Project Financials and resource forecasting
  • 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

 

Education

Bachelors degree from an accredited university

 

Years of experience

Minimum of 8-10 yrs. experience

 

Certification

PMP and Scrum certified or comprehensive equivalent experience

 

 

 

 

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Job ID: 4409