Associate Project Manager

Talent & Acquisition LLC - New York, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
Skills
Senior Project Manager contract in New York City.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Liaise with Steering committees, VPs, Directors, project sponsors and strategic partners
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full Project life cycle ownership: Successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of the strategic objectives
  • Manage and lead project teams consisting of on shore and off shore internal / external resource
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business sponsors, key stakeholders, SDEs and project team to establish creditability, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
  • Provide feedback on the use of the SDLC templates for medium to large size implementations to ensure predictability and consistency across the Portfolio
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expend and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Communicate roles and responsibilities of the project team, per the Enterprise Program delivery guidelines
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources, and chairs the project management team meetings
  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
  • Act as an advocate for Enterprise Program Delivery in applying methodology, processes and tools for adopting best practices for Project delivery
  • Manage project scope and changes through the change management process
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders.
  • Manage process improvement initiatives assessing current and future state solutions contributing to improving the success of the Project Portfolio.
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project; apply thorough stage gating throughout all phases of a project to driving consistency.
  • Develop the Quality Management Plan with assistance from the team leads.
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.
  • Adapt to procurement policies and procedures established by the procurement authority.
  • Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration, or litigation, as needed.
  • Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract.
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services.
  • Monitor the progress of the RFP, RFQ, IFB, or RFI, as needed.
Required:
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of complex initiatives that spans multiple lines of business.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with Steering committees, VPs, Directors, project sponsors and strategic partners.
  • Proven success in an Executive leadership role, managing large projects approximately ($1-2 million), with a fortune 500 consulting company.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports business & IT strategic objectives.
  • 10+ years of strong Project Delivery experience with strong knowledge in ERP Enterprise solutions (preferred), technologies and process integration.
  • 5+ years of experience in a Major Consulting firm is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading/driving project teams; 10+ on/off shore resources.
  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.
  • Performance Reviews and Staff Development; monitor the performance of staff
  • Proven full Project Lifecycle ownership and solid previous experience in developing and deploying templates for medium to large size implementations to ensure predictability and consistency across the Portfolio.
  • Established practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expend and mature these capabilities for the organization.
  • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall.
  • Established track record in defining success criteria, metrics, test and deployment management methodologies.
  • Possess strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across, and down multiple business and technology organizations.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish creditability, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.
  • Strong functional and technical knowledge.
  • Managed process improvement initiatives assessing current and future state solutions contributing to improving the success of the Project Portfolio.
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data, and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results.
  • Acted as an internal quality control check for all projects; stage gating and specifically test and deployment management activities across the Portfolio driving consistency.
  • Tools: Workforce MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; CA Clarity PPM.
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Systems or related IT field required and equivalent work experience.
  • PMI Certified or Consulting background preferred