Senior IT Project Manager
Our global manufacturing client headquartered in the Tampa Bay Area is searching for a Senior IT Project Manager. The Senior IT Project manager manages complex, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries, with high-risks, including the involvement of external vendors and multiple business areas cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outputs on time, within budget, and with quality results. They work closely with the Manager of Project Support and others in project management to guide efforts toward achieving intended business results. They typically report to a Program Manager or Technology PMO Senior Director. Senior Project Managers have primary responsibility for defining, planning, tracking, organizing, and managing the Technology project, for identifying key resources and providing the direction they require to meet project objectives. They also ensure appropriate management, customer, and supplier involvement throughout the life of the project.
· Determines project goals and priorities with management Program Manager and/or project sponsors, Technology PMO Senior Director.
· Support requirements of the Program Manager (if supporting a program) to provide necessary information and support for successful program delivery.
· Responsible for one or more complex, strategic projects that span organizational boundaries, with high-risks, including the involvement of external vendors and multiple business areas cross-functional teams.
· Negotiate the performance of activities with team members and their managers if operating in a matrix environment.
· Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables; mentor others in project management practices; review quality of work and manages integration of team members' work.
· With Program Manager and Technology Senior PMO Director, strategize to optimize professional development for each team member.
· Co-create a project charter with the team, including the definition of completion criteria.
· Organize the work into manageable activity clusters (phases) and determines an effective approach to completing the work.
· Compile a complete and accurate estimate of a project, using reserves appropriately.
· Prepare project plan and obtain management approval.
· Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigating action. Gather stakeholder input, rank the top project risks in terms of total impact.
· Tracking and reporting on progress to plan, cost and schedule reporting, and change control.
· Analyze the actual performance against the plan and make adjustments consistent with plan objectives.
· Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors, keeping them stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables.
· Involve functional expertise and specialist Technology PMO staff, Program Manager, and Senior Director of Technology of PMO in design reviews and key decisions.
· Manage change to preserve business plan commitments; initiate review if objectives must change.
· Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities.
· Arbitrate and resolve conflict and interface problems within the project.
· Manage the financial aspects of the project: budgeting, estimate to actual variance, capital project management, etc.
· Oversee project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge bases; analyze lessons learned and shares with other Project Managers, Program Managers, Project Teams.
· Analyze original estimate against actual hours and duration and understand the factors that contributed to any variance.
· Effectively coordinates the activities of the team to meet project milestones.
· Provides input/justification for project costs and budget impact.
· Works with Technology PMO Support Team to ensure implementation of Technology PMO standards, processes, and support services.
· Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external clients to reassess and amend the scope of work requirement, budget, and timeline.
· Represents projects at meetings and with external consultants and departmental and senior management to assure that priorities are communicated and understood, and that progress/delays/issues are reported.
· Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained.
· Resolve issues related to client relations, governmental relations, project quality, project risk and project safety.
· Manage vendor relations and procurement related to the project(s).
· Knowledge of and competency in project management processes, including planning tasks and allocating resources, risk management, issues management, time management, financial management, Resource management, working in teams, quality management, monitoring and reporting, documentation and record keeping.
· Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
· Knowledge of the strategic and operational issues of the project or business unit.
· Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
· Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change.
· Negotiating skills within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests.
· Presentation and written communication skills.
· A technical background sufficient to understand the technologies and technical issues involved with the project and industry, to be able to anticipate and identify technical obstacles, and to make accurate technology decisions.
· Extensive knowledge of project management methodology.
· Exceptional interpersonal skills: the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear, concise and tactful communication with senior management, clients, peers and staff.
· Ability to build large complex size teams and generate a spirit of cooperation while coordinating diverse activities and groups; people management and negotiating skills within a team environment.
· Ability to negotiate consensus amongst medium to large diverse groups and impact the activities of others not in own reporting structure.
· Budget management skills: In-depth capability to analyze and review financing plans and related budgetary information to determine the impact on a project is required with guidance provided by Program Manager and/or PMO Senior Director.
· Background, Experience and/or Education
· College degree, preferably in a technical subject; minor or advanced degree in business or industry-related subject is a plus. In some industries, work experience may be substituted for educational credentials.
· Working and/or achieved PMP® certification and/or other industry and project management certifications.
· 6-8 years’ experience in using formal project management methodology, techniques, and tools.
· Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables such as project charter, project plan, status reports, project timesheets, estimates, communication plan, reports, risk management plan, budget (work hours and cost), milestone/deliverable charts.
· Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope, and quality while bring projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.
· Proficiency with project management software tools used by the Technology PMO.
· Demonstrated expertise in team building and leading teams.
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