Project Manager

  • location: Saint Paul, MN
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 - $75 per hour

job description

Project Manager

Our client is looking for an experienced Business Project Manager with brokerage experience and a proven track record of several projects implemented within scope time-line and cost. In this role, you will be one of several PMs on a project that will launch a new distribution channel and brokerage platform conversion (accounts and assets).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hold resources accountable for delivering on the project plan, including providing coaching and mentoring of resources across a broad range of business functions as well as vendors and internal technology deliverables.
  • Adhere to the approved project methodology for project management and maintains project artifacts and records.
  • Identify and track key measures of success for the project.
  • Provide clear concise project communication (status, meeting agenda, meeting notes) for different audiences from core teams to owner teams to steering committee members.
  • Provide internal and external stakeholder communications and progress reports that effectively outline the project status, risks, issues and action plans to ensure project success.
  • Analyze project performance, creating cost benefit analysis and identifying optimal solutions that minimize the negative impact and trade offs.
  • Implement corrective actions to ensure project success and facilitating project change requests.
  • Escalate to the Steering Committee/Project Sponsor risks and issues with potential significant impact.
  • Work effectively with business partners, vendors, technology, and project management staff.
  • Develop project agenda and ensure agreement/adoption of project objectives/deliverables by all affected constituencies.
MUST HAVE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Strong experience as a Project Manager
  • Brokerage experience
  • Brokerage Operations knowledge
  • Strong experience with project planning across a broad range of business units and work components.
  • Experience defining, estimating and scheduling project tasks and interdependencies to achieve the scope through a clearly defined project/work breakdown structure
  • Experience identifying and managing the critical path of big and small project efforts
  • Strong experience delivering projects within scope, timeline and cost
  • Strong executive presence and experience with facilitating core, owner and steering committee meetings
  • Strong financial management skills including experience with creating/updating monthly forecasts, and review of actuals and variances
  • Solid understanding of the systems development life cycle and project implementation methodologies
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Facilitation and collaboration skills with the ability to interact at al levels of the organization
  • Coaching and mentoring experience

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