Microsoft Consulting Services is looking for a Senior Project Management Consultant ( PjM ).
The Project Manager (PjM) applies solid project management and leadership skills and experience in delivering projects on-time, within budget, and with high customer satisfaction. To be credible he or she must have current and deep experience with managing technology projects through all phases of a solution’s or application’s lifecycle in a consulting organization, with demonstrated expertise and proven abilities in risk management and mitigation, and business value or strategy consulting. The PjM helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing accounts. To accomplish this, PjM’s must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. PjM’s help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW). In some cases PjM’s will also assist in contract negotiations and engagement management.
PjM’s play a key role in employing and developing partners as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. PjM’s maintain product group relationships and may act as subject matter experts assisting service line management in definition and development of service and/or solution offerings. They drive technical readiness around project management, particular products, solutions delivery and design best practices and go-to-markets offerings. They are also expected to participate in the mentoring of consultants and partner staff. PjM’s are able to deliver articulate and effective strategic presentations to audiences of all sizes. The PjM must have proven experience managing all aspects of technology projects from conception to production operations and support: scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, customer expectations and satisfaction, team management (cross functional, cross organizational), and partner management. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction in a highly matrixed organization. The role requires a technically strong project manager who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a four year degree (Computer Science or Technical degree preferred). 10+ years of corporate MIS project management experience. Candidates must have excellent organization, communication, Project Management, negotiation and problem solving skills, and a proven understanding of corporate account business needs and knowledge of support industry. The role requires both deep project management experience in a consulting organization, and broad technology knowledge with the ability to facilitate the architecting of solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions. Demonstrated ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end technology projects is also a must. PjM’s are key enablers for other consultants and partner staff. They manage the complete lifecycle of large and complex projects. PjM’s have a passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
- Understanding and experience using Agile methodology
- Experience with Project management in Information Technology organizations
- Experience using Microsoft Project to develop WBS and Project schedules
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
Travel is an integral part of this position. You should be willing to travel as required by the needs of our customers and our business. This position may require travel to customer sites up to 75% of the time. Overnight travel may also be required.
The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD clearance at the level sought by our customers when required for the role. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.
This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
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