Looking for two Program Coordinator/Analyst for a six month contract with extensions. This role will be working for one of our best financial clients.
Candidates can work remotely from home but will need to be located in the eastern half of the US and will work on Eastern Standard Time. Preference is for the candidate to be within driving distance of the Clients southern New Jersey office should it open in 2022 for occasional meetings.
location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
job type: Contract
salary: $50 - 57 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: No Degree Required
CANDIDATE PROFILE DETAILS:
Degree/Certifications Required: Bachelor's Degree - relevant experience
Years of experience: +5 years
% Interaction with Stakeholders: Executive Director: 20%
Team Size: 12 - 30
Personality Style/Team Culture: attention to details, ability to create decks
Program Office Experience - Supporting Capacity or in a Primary Role
Selling Points of Position: high growth role, possibility of working on other projects based on performance, exposure to different LOB's
Best Vs Average Candidate: must have Program Office level support experience, advanced excel, project change request, RAID Logs, maintaining and tracking project plans and program timelines.
How will performance be measured: deliverables, accuracy of analysis, timelines, quality of documentation, minimal requested rework of artifacts by stakeholders and reviewers.
SUMMARY OF DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
IT Project Control Officer IV (a.k.a. Project Analyst)
This position is a more senior-level Project Analyst (PA) role where the PA will be playing a "deputy role" to one or more project managers on one or more projects as they are assigned. This also includes rendering financial analysis and financial management support for a program delivery executive. This PA will help lift a significant burden placed on the program and project leadership by:
-- Assisting a program delivery executive to manage program financials and project financials. This includes working directly with program financial analysis teams, performing financial tracking and analysis, understanding the financials around resource planning, managing and preparing financial artifacts, and rendering financial expertise and support as directed.
-- Project Scheduling: Maintain and update Microsoft Project Schedules (.mpp) and ensure schedule management best practices are being utilized. Ensure project milestones,
dependencies and releases are accurately captured in and maintained as milestones in Clarity and Clarity.
-- Monitor and follow-up on Risk, Action, Issues, Decision (RAID) Log items
-- Ensure project change requests (PCR) are completed appropriately, submitted to PCR review/approval process and logged into the project change log.
-- Capture meeting minutes, verify content, and communicate to specified distributions.
-- Partner with PM and Project Financial Analyst to support the monthly resource forecasting cycles and analyze variances between resource planned vs. actual hours and activities (CAPEX/OPEX- capitalizable Expense/Operational Expense)
-- Ensure required project artifacts are produced/captured, reviewed, approved and posted in SharePoint repositories as required. Communicate SharePoint artifact links to team members.
-- Become familiar with running project profiling tool to ensure artifacts for each project phase are completed and accounted for.
-- Ensure quality and completeness of project data in the Clarity PPM (Project & Portfolio
-- Assist PM to ensure Clarity is updated and reflects accurate status of the project including go-to-green plans. Load and maintain project resource plans in Clarity.
SKILLS: Be able to speak to at least 4 or more of the following program/project activities such as:
-- effective stakeholder management and communication
-- Project Portfolio work
-- Project and program-level analysis and financial management
-- Portfolio Resource planning, forecasting, variance analysis, and associated financial impacts
-- Project / Program Schedule Management
-- Project/Program Health Status Reporting
-- Go to Green Plans
-- Creating and Tracking Milestones
-- Resource Forecasting and Resource Variances at the program level
-- Ensuring Data Quality
-- Project Dependencies
-- Awareness of Releases
-- Project Closure Activities
-- RAID Logs was they roll up to the program
-- Change Management
-- Project/Program Meetings
-- Office 365 Skills: MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
-- MS Project, Visio and SharePoint
-- Clarity PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) Tool
-- Other tools and processes that demonstrate program acumen.
- Ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders, program owners, and delivery leads on potentially demanding programs with many sub-projects to support.
- Program Office Experience - Either in Supporting Capacity or in a Primary Role
- Project Financials (resource forecasting and variance analysis) - 5 years
- Program level analysis experience - 7 years
- Clarity PPM
- Office 365
- MS Project
- Need to have corporate experience
Nice to Have:
- PMI PMP
- PMI Program Mgmt Certification
- Previous banking experience
Skills needed for Submittals
Advanced MS Project and MS Office-Yes or no
Exp. with relationship building (to build rapport with different stakeholders) -Yes or no
Experience working in a Corporate Environment-Yes or no
Has this candidate worked as a former client Contractor via SOW? -Yes or no
Has your candidate worked at our client as a Full Time employee? -Yes or no
strong knowledge of PPM tools such as Clarity-Yes or no
Program level analysis experience- years
Program Office Experience- years
Project Financials (resource forecasting and variance analysis)- years
PMI or PMP certification-Yes or no
Previous financial institution or banking experience-Yes or no
- Experience level: Experienced
- Minimum 6 years of experience
- Education: No Degree Required
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