Digital

Freelance
01-02-2018
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Job# 26653 BH# 340761
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Senior Project Manager

Position summary 
 
Individuals in this role provide the following services to the organization:

1) cross-functional project and program management for enterprise-level initiatives;

2) provision of a visible, accessible, and relevant project portfolio; and

3) development and maintenance of tools, techniques, and standards pertaining to the project life cycle. 


Responsibilities 
  
• Provide leadership to and facilitate the work of cross-functional project teams by clarifying project objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish these objectives. 
• Establish structure of the project, including identification and allocation of resources and creation of project plans; ensure that plans receive appropriate review, authorization, and funding. 
• Development of project budgets and integration of project costs into the organization-level budget and financial forecast. 
• Track project activity and expenditures against plans; communicate effectively through multiple channels to sponsors and key stakeholders; manage external delivery partners where required. 
• Continuously assess project risk factors and recommend courses of action to mitigate risk. 
• Lead and participate in developing, maintaining and evolving standards, tools, templates and documented processes for process improvement and project governance.  
• Develop project and resource portfolio planning, tracking and reporting mechanisms; assist in developing project prioritization and executive approval and communication processes. 
• Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the organization. 
• Assist teams in evaluating and establishing their capacity to inform project plans as needed. 


Skills and abilities 
  

• Strong leadership skills with proven ability to successfully manage and facilitate cross-functional teams; ability to build strong working relationships and work with all levels of an organization. 
• Advanced proficiency in a broad range of applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, MS Visio, SharePoint and process mapping tools. 
• Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to transform complexities into clear, concise written communications.  
• Ability to distinguish milestones and measures critical to project success and translate these into meaningful management information.  
• Ability to balance competing demands for project scope, time, cost, risk and quality; combined with ability to manage several projects concurrently with a sense for organizational priority. 
• Ability to remain cool under pressure and demonstrate competence when challenged.   
• Negotiation skills with strong mentoring & coaching capabilities. 
• Ability to facilitate and control meetings and discussions where disparate points of views need to be voiced and acknowledged. 
 
Education and experience 
  
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or similar discipline required; MBA or other advanced degree or equivalent work experience strongly preferred. 
• Minimum eight years of practical delivery experience in the area of program/project management with demonstrated results. 
• Strong preference for experience in the technology industry. 
• Experience in vendor relations and contract negotiations for program/project outsourced services and products. 
• Extensive project management process experience including project portfolio prioritization, estimating, project planning, budgeting, scheduling, risk and issue management. 
• PMP certification desired; experience with creation of project portfolio management tools and design of dynamic, data-driven web applications highly desirable