IT Project Manager IV

Alpharetta, GA 30004 | Contract

Post Date: 03/15/2018 Job ID: 48971 Industry: Project Manager

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Ensure predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery
  • Provide a complete view of the overall project to all stakeholders
  • Exhibit proactive behavior by engaging in project planning activities, including but not limited to: Defining the overall scope of the project; Creating and maintaining a consolidated timeline highlighting the major milestones and associated dates for project activities; Identifying and communicating project dependencies and impacts; Putting mechanisms in place to set expectations and ensure on-going control of the project (E.g., Kick off meeting, overall Project Management Approach, Risk Management, Issues Management, Change Control, etc.);
  • Define project governance outlining roles and responsibilities and decision rights
  • Ensure success criteria defined upfront to promote alignment and actively manage to expected project outcomes
  • Keep all stakeholders (internal & external) engaged in the project, aligned on expected outcomes and informed about what is occurring throughout project
  • Proactively communicate the project’ s progress on an on-going basis, ensuring transparency throughout project lifecycle. Provide leadership and key stakeholders with the information and venues to make effective, timely decisions

Minimum Job Qualifications: 
• Bachelor degree in business or equivalent work experience 
• 5 - 7 years of previous project management and/or relevant consulting experience 
• Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in project management processes and methodologies, as well as, project lifecycle 
• Experience in driving small – medium size projects within an organization 
• Proficient with Project Management tools 
• Processes the following key skills/behaviors: 
• Stakeholder Partnership: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with project team members 
  • Ability to influence project team, internal, and/or external stakeholders 
  • Ability to understand project stakeholder needs, interests, and influence for project success 

• Judgment: 
  • Ability to practically apply project management concepts to facilitate the achievement of project goals ensuring predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery 
  • Ability to analyze the situation and leverages team to define an executable plan to meet project goals 

• Team Leadership 
  • Ability to ensure team alignment on project goals, objectives and business outcomes 
  • Ability to lead with support from project sponsor, when needed 

• Accountability & Commitment: 
  • Ability to meet project deadlines 
  • Ability to identify project obstacles, proactively mitigate risks and escalate and resolve issues effectively 

• Learning Agility 
  • Ability to quickly grasps new concepts and translate to others 
  • Ability to respond effectively to new information, situations and individuals 

• Business Acumen
  • Ability to gather and analyze information needed to improve satisfaction levels of clients 
  • Ability to understand how project connects to broader company goals 

• Problem Solving: 
  • Ability to effectively identify and communicate project problems to stakeholders 
  • Ability to proactively develop solutions to project challenges 
  • Ability to drive project problems to closure 

Process adherence:
  • Ability to engage in project initiating activities such as identify stakeholders, identifying project management approach, defining roles and responsibilities, etc. 
  • Ability to use practically apply project methodologies and practices to execute project, manage changes, and facilitate achievement of project deliverables on-time, within budget and with quality 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, not required 
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired
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