PM Implementation Project Management III

Alpharetta, GA 30004 | Contract

Post Date: 03/30/2018 Job ID: 49204 Industry: Project Manager

Job Description: 
Position Summary (Purpose of job): 

The Project Manager supporting Biller Solutions product launch process is a critical and central role in the overall process. This individual will have the responsibility of managing the execution plan for go-to-market activities for all new products and services. With accountability for ensuring organizational readiness for product launches, the role requires someone with a combination of strong project/program management skills, consensus building, and an ability to coordinate resources from a variety of supporting teams. This position works closely with Product Marketing, Product Management, Communication, Product Support/Service, Account Management, and Sales. 


Primary Responsibilities 
  • Ensure predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery that is aligned with product management and market segment leaders to establish product launch plan 
  • Provide a holistic view of the overall project to the organization and all stakeholders 
  • Manage all elements of executing the product launch plan in support of go-to-market and internal organizational readiness 
  • 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/schedule highlighting the major milestones and associated dates for project activities; Identifying and communicating project dependencies and impacts; Putting mechanisms in place to ensure on-going control of the project (E.g., Kick off meeting, overall Project Management Approach, Communication Plan, Risk Management, Issues Management, Change Control, etc.) 
  • Define project governance, outlining roles, responsibilities, decision rights and clearly defined escalation path in accordance to overall best practices required to facilitate high quality product launches, including creation of metrics and dashboards to provide organizational visibility 
  • Ensure success criteria defined upfront to promote alignment and actively manage to attain expected project outcomes. Work with operational stakeholders to drive detail plans as appropriate. Understand the scope and operational requirements and impacts of all cross functional teams for each launch 
  • Keep all stakeholders (internal & external) engaged in the project, aligned on expected outcomes and informed about what is occurring throughout project. Coordinate regular launch team meetings, publishing notes and action items to team members 
  • 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. Maintain a calendar of future launches, communicating and educating launch process out to the operational stakeholders. 

  
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 lifecycles 
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired
  • Experience in driving large scale change efforts
  • Experience with matrix management of cross-functional processes and teams 

 

Preferred Skills:
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills, ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders/customers across the company to maximize program effectiveness and influence 
  • Poised and composed interaction with all levels of the organization (within Division), including senior-level audience 
  • Ability to practically apply project management concepts to facilitate the achievement of business objectives ensuring predictable, consistent, and successful program delivery 
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals 
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate project team, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace 
  • Ability to lead and influence with minimal direction from sponsor or manager 
  • Ability to achieve project outcomes and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Ability to identify project obstacles and proactively mitigate risks. Escalates and resolves complex issues effectively 
  • Ability to quickly grasps complex concepts and conveys concepts in a way that is easily understood by others 
  • Ability to incorporate feedback and adjust plans or approach 
  • Ability to provide a holistic view by coordinating with and monitoring all impacted business processes from initiation to delivery 
  • Ability to explain the business rationale and benefits of change to client, including impacts to project 
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems 
  • Ability to effectively and quickly solve complex problems rather than symptoms 
  • Ability to engage in project initiating activities such as identifying stakeholders, identifying project management approach, defining roles and responsibilities, etc. 
  • Ability to use proven project management methods and practices to facilitate the achievement of project outcomes 
  • Ability to provide a complete view of the overall project to the organization and all stakeholders 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, not required 
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired 
  • Familiarity with Project Management tools 
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