Implementation Project Manager

Warrendale, PA | Contract

Post Date: 06/19/2017 Job ID: 45808 Industry: Project Manager

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’ s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle while managing client and internal colleague’ s expectations in order to provide super customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities - 
•     Take full ownership of the execution of the project from inception to closure
•     Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
•     Develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents
•     Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
•     Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
•     Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
•     Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
•     Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
•     Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company
•     Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
•     Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
•     Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
•     Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
•     Develop and deliver progress reports,   requirements documentation, and presentations
•     Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
•     Coach, mentor, and motivate project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
•     All other duties assigned

Qualifications - 
•     Bachelor' s Degree or equivalent or four to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
•     5-10 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
•     Project management certifications are a plus   
•     Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies
•     Demonstrated experience in client support and direct client communications. 
•     Technically competent with various software programs
•     Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
•     Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
•     Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
•     Flexible during times of change, overtime required
•     Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines
•     Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating
•     Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments
•     Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise
•     Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity
•     Strong interpersonal skills, display behavior that will enhance the client experience
•     Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
•     Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
•     Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
•     Strong written and oral communication skills
•     Ability to read, analyze and interpret common financial reports, and legal documents
•     Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
•     Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
•     Ability to effectively present information to senior and executive management teams, public groups and/or boards of directors
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