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Company: Latitude

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Posted: July 3, 2014

Source: TheLadders.com

PM oversees the implementation and deployment of complex enterprise software solutions. The PM will matrix-manage a team of consultants through the delivery of solutions across all phases and milestones of a project. Project Managers may be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously and will actively participate as a consultant on the team. The expertise and work effort primarily focuses on identifying and understanding key customer problems and requirements; creating functional and technical designs; and installing, configuring, customizing, and integrating enterprise software into existing customer environments.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide daily direction to project teams; create and manage overall project work plan and work effort; prepare status reports on all project activities
• Achieve a high level of customer satisfaction through careful planning, creative problem solving, solid expectations management, and effective relationship development
• Estimate work effort, timelines, skills, and quantity of resources required to successfully complete project deliverables; develops project plan incorporating all ...

PM oversees the implementation and deployment of complex enterprise software solutions. The PM will matrix-manage a team of consultants through the delivery of solutions across all phases and milestones of a project. Project Managers may be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously and will actively participate as a consultant on the team. The expertise and work effort primarily focuses on identifying and understanding key customer problems and requirements; creating functional and technical designs; and installing, configuring, customizing, and integrating enterprise software into existing customer environments.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide daily direction to project teams; create and manage overall project work plan and work effort; prepare status reports on all project activities
• Achieve a high level of customer satisfaction through careful planning, creative problem solving, solid expectations management, and effective relationship development
• Estimate work effort, timelines, skills, and quantity of resources required to successfully complete project deliverables; develops project plan incorporating all project variables
• Establish project success criteria pertaining to quality, performance, ROI, timeline, and budget
• Lead weekly status meetings with customers and team to assess progress against plan
• Contribute to company growth through the creation and sharing of knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices based on project experiences
• Perform activities associated with the management of the project team which may include: establishing goals, monitoring performance, and providing individual performance input to Practice Manager
• In addition to working on billable client projects, the Project Manager may also assist as needed on pre-sales activities such as requirements gathering, preparing Statements of Work, and delivering proposals Skills and

Qualifications:
3-5 years of related experience in Project Management, Software and Application Implementation, and Consulting/Professional Services Delivery Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Customer/Partner Relationships, Product & Technology Expertise, Project Management, Strategic Insight Software Implementation, Consulting Services delivery and Support, Project Management fundamentals (e.g. PMI or equivalent) and Industry-specific certifications (as and if applicable) Capable of executive level interactions and presentations Required skills:
• Ability to identify, understand, and analyze complex customer problems; ability translate customer needs into detailed requirements; ability to design and build solutions that address customer needs
• Strong communication skills with the ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion on-time and within budget and deal with delicate issues concerning budget, time, and quality
• Must be able to engage in technical discussions with clients and internal team about project requirements and challenges and drive resolution; requires familiarity with:
• Development languages including XML, HTML, XSL, JSP, Java, JavaScript
• Operating systems including Windows, Unix, and Linux
• Databases including SQL, Oracle and

DB2Preferred Experience:
Previous client management, consulting, or systems integration experience is a strong plus; experience in matrix management; experience deploying or integrating with Siebel, Clarify, Talisma, or other CRM applications will be useful; experience with natural language products, enterprise search technologies, or knowledge management systems is a plus (Knova/Kanisa, ATG/Primus, InQuira, Verity, Endeca, RightNow, etc.)Education/

Training:
Bachelors degree(s) (or equivalent) desired; PMI certification is a strong plusTravel 20-25%

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