IT Project Manager

This is a Virtual role and the right candidate can be located anywhere within the U.S. to perform the required responsibilities.

Responsibility Areas
  • Responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities and enforcing accountability,developing and maintaining a budget and schedule to ensure timely completion of project.
  • Maintain standard project management documentation and metrics with limited direction from Program Manager required.
  • Work directly with client counterpart, other project leads, and ongoing operations to deliver successful implementation and manage scope.
  • Execute Project Plan: Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
  • Communicates with others: Provides information to others both internal and external to the organization; represents the organization to customers and other external sources.
  • Monitor and Control Project Work: Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
  • Manage Change to Project Scope: Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan and facilitate customer acceptance.
  • Implement Quality Management Plan: Implement the quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to required quality standards.
  • Communicate Project Plan: Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan in order to align the stakeholders and team members. Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
  • Obtain Project Approval From Customer: Obtain project plan approval from the customer in order to formalize the project management approach.
  • Execute Resource Allocation Plan: Manage resource allocation proactively by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned to the tasks according to the project plan in order to execute the planned tasks successfully.
  • Close Contractual Obligations: Formalize final acceptance for the project from the sponsor/customer by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables lists, agreed scope, and any organizational procedures in order to close contractual obligations.
  • Measure Customer Satisfaction: Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project by capturing customer feedback using appropriate interview techniques and surveys in order to gain, maintain, and improve customer long-term relationships.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.
Knowledge / Experience
  • 5-7 years of Project Management experience.
  • Strong communication skills. Provides information to others both internal and external to the organization.
  • Represents the organization to customers and other external sources.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to support team building: Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members.
  • Ability to advocate a creative atmosphere, facilitate entrepreneurial meetings, and envision a final product and overall market acceptance early in the design and/or development process.
  • Ability to develop cooperative relationships to achieve results through a win-win relationship.
  • Ability to establish alliances with other departments and organizations by recognizing dependencies in order to assess potential partnership and commitment to the program.
  • Awareness of cultural diversity and can embrace and capitalize those differences; applies knowledge in decision-making process.
  • Ability to identify project risks by defining risk strategies and developing the risk management plan in order to reduce uncertainty throughout the project life-cycle.
Technical Skills
  • Experience with MS Project as the primary tool for day-to-day management including WBS, usage of predecessor relationships across tasks in well-formed plan, resourcing, and cost baseline variances.
  • Office work environment, potential for virtual.
  • % travel - Dependent on project assignment.
Posted: 2012-03-21
Location: US
Environment: Home-Based
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