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IT Project Manager

  • Job reference: 913692
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT & Telecoms, Project Management
  • Date posted: 06/04/2017

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achieve the specific objectives for IT related projects as assigned and in conjunction with the Project Management Office.
  • The PM must possess leadership, judgment & excellent interpersonal skills to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Project Managers are responsible for cross-functional, enterprise-level project management, with strong facilitation and consensus building skills to ensure project success.
  • The PM will guide the project team members while achieving project objectives and balancing the project constraints (time, resources, risk and scope).
  • Manages all project activities throughout the entire project lifecycle, in accordance to the standard PMO Project Delivery Methodology.
  • Able to apply project management discipline to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet business partner expectations.
  • Able to communicate at various levels the project status and key performance indicators.
  • Prepares communication which is complete and comprehensive, as appropriate.
  • Create, own, and drive project plans & key milestones to completion; monitoring project plans and/or resources appropriately to meet project objectives.
  • Responsible for project cost estimations, tracking and forecasting. Establishing and monitoring financial performance of projects, in keeping with accounting and project delivery practices.
  • Identifies & manages risks, accurately analyzes root cause from the symptoms.
  • Focuses on solutions and or mitigation of these emerging issues/risks using team expertise, technologies and innovative concepts.
  • Develops sound project schedule, issue/risk management log and other relevant project documentation to ensure the project is successful.
  • Able to work in areas of ambiguity, analysis surrounding circumstances/conditions and recommend best course of action to continue to move project forward and meet objectives.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in working as team member and engaging the diverse strengths of colleagues.
  • Manages project conflicts and lead crucial conversations focusing on solutions which results in successfully delivering business outcomes.
  • Manages multiple priorities and competing demands calmly and effectively, addresses obstacles which may prevent the project from moving forward.
  • Monitors the project relationships and dependencies, as well as overall integration and issues.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Finance and / or JDE experience a plus.
  • 15+ years of business experience, 10+ years project management experience, including strategic IT project management and IT program management experience mandatory.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university in business, technical or equivalent field
  • Demonstrated leadership and effective communication skills.
  • Experience working with and managing technical resources, business resources, and consultants in a project setting, including a global distribution of staff.
  • Possess a working knowledge of infrastructure components to allow for interaction with infrastructure support functions.
  • Able to produce written documents and presentations with clearly organized thoughts using proper English construction, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Able to communicate effectively with co-workers in-person and/or virtual settings.
  • Understands project management principals, processes and tools at a level which allows effective management of simple to complex projects as assigned.
  • Areas include - integration, time, cost, quality, HR, communication, risk and procurement.
  • Understands general accounting principles, processes and systems for managing expenses.
  • Capable of developing solid project estimates, projects schedules and the concurrent plans needed for delivery of the project (testing, documentation, change management, and training).
  • Possess a working knowledge of infrastructure components to allow for interaction with infrastructure support functions.
  • Expert knowledge of Project Management principles, methodology and tools.
  • Mentoring, leadership and team building.
  • Effective communicator with strong emphasis on inter-personal skills, to manage and motivate teams across multiple disciplines.
  • Utilizes extensive project management skills to ensure accurate, efficient, and timely delivery and implementation of project deliverables to meet stakeholder objectives.
  • Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment on assigned projects.
  • In addition to project management experience which is required, PMP preferred.