Our Client is looking for a Senior IT Project Manager w/ a focus in networking. The Senior Project Manager works with minimal supervision and is responsible for applying advanced ProjectManagement knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager has proven experience leading successful strategic initiatives in a large, matrixed organization.
5-6+ years of progressive experience in IT project management
5+ years resource management experience
3+ years experience working with and managing vendors and partners
5+ years project budget management
Pharmaceutical or biotech experience
Advanced degree (MBA or Masters degree)
PMP or Prince2 certification
Experience with growth-stage companies
Experience with the Planview PPM tool and reports
Experience in a similar Business Unit and technology
A history of successfully managed COTS and SaaS enterprise implementations
Knowledge and Experience
Solid understanding of Project Management Office, SDLC and governance best practices
A track record of high quality, successful, on-time and on-budget delivery of major projects
Budget management and financial reporting experience
Sound business acumen and client-focus
Proven ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships, communications and interact
professionally with a diverse group of Executives, Managers, and Subject Matter Experts in both IT
and business unit groups
Passion for managing change, as well as achieving high quality results
The demonstrated ability to effectively organize, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve
Experience commanding status meetings and effectively holding team members accountable for
status, deliverables and timely escalation of blockers
A history of successfully managing vendors and vendor-implemented packaged software
Collaborate closely with Business Analysts, Solution Architects and Application Quality Assurance to
provide continuity and promote a consistent understanding of the business requirements and
objectives throughout the full lifecycle of the project
Actively anticipate, track and plan for project risks and issues, dependencies, and resourcing (working
closely with the Program and/or Portfolio Director on cross-team dependencies and impacts)
Function as a trusted advisor to the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director and the Business
Build relationships and gain trust
Understand business requirements, values and goals
Communicate changes in status, risks, issues and dependencies quickly
Work closely with the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director and Business Relationship Manager
on client and stakeholder communication and reporting
Escalate issues that are blocked to the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director in a timely manner
Demonstrate an analytical, objective, and strategic mindset
Analyze processes and systems, identify potential for change and champion opportunities for
improvement, with the assistance of the Program Manager and/or Portfolio Director
Possess a solid understanding of previous technology solutions implemented; and bring that passion
for technology to this role as well
Familiarity with commercial Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools and reports
Advanced MS Office skills (PowerPoint for status and management reporting, Excel for tracking &
financials, Word for project deliverables/documentation, Visio for business process mapping)
Expert level for MS Project
Training and experience with Agile development practices a plus
Agile CSM or PSM Certification a plus
Experience with Confluence, MS SharePoint Team sites, Jira Agile a plus
location: TARRYTOWN, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 75 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
Work closely with the Portfolio Director and PMO Operations to identify and promote best practices and continuous improvement in PMO processes, systems, tools and reports. Understand the objectives and requirements, both at a high level and a detailed level, to provide
continuity of vision and understanding across the team throughout the full lifecycle of the project. Author and ensure the quality and on time delivery of PMO artifacts related to the project, as well as timely execution of SDLC gate check processes.
Accountable for project budgets, forecasts, revisions, and project-related accruals. Coordinate the creation of the Project Charter, which should include: the resource plan and roles, the
communication plan, a description of major features or work products, lists of major milestones,
potential risks, and project dependencies, and the project budget. Work with the Portfolio Mgr. to ensure that the Project Charter clearly defines the business objectives and measures of success,and ensure that the team understands this during program kick-off.
Expanding on the project charter, build-out and manage to a named resource loaded and activity linked (via predecessors/successors) Project Plan including tracking of key project milestones, (e.g., specify goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of project risks and dependencies, issue resolution processes, contingency plans, and change controls).
Manage the delivery team (and/or vendor's delivery team), ensuring that team members deliver
quality work on time and on budget while rigorously managing scope and delivering the expected value proposition. Anticipate challenges, track and actively manage dependencies, issues and risks and escalate as appropriate to the Program Manager or Portfolio Director. Ensure all are tracked in a comprehensive RAID log. Provide weekly status and work with the Portfolio Director and the BRM to provide client and stakeholder transparency and project level reporting. Ensure end to end traceability is followed by project team members from business requirements through testing plan/scripts/results via traceability matrix
Training and mentoring between 1 - 3 Project Managers; and Project Managers periodically may be assigned to work with the Senior Project Manager on a large project.
- Experience level: Experienced
- Minimum 6 years of experience
- Education: Bachelors
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