Pierce Professional Resources

Project Manager, LeapFrog

US-NJ-MONTVALE
7 months ago
Job ID
2017-2288
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

As a Project Manager, you will be expected to manage several projects within a strategic global program. You will be expected to utilize your project management experience to guarantee outcomes and to support and coach others involved in the project team.

Project Managers are expected to ensure that their projects produce the required outputs, to the required standard of quality and the within the specified constraints of time, with a strong focus on financial management.

Project Managers will be expected to follow the in-house project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artifacts

Responsibilities

• Build and maintain project plan, including approach, scope, tasks, durations, work effort, dependencies, budget, planningassumptions, risk profile, resource allocation, and deliverable definitions

• Coordinate and facilitate core and extended project track meetings

• Make project-level decisions and manage track team leads and day-to-day team activities

• Responsible for identifying and managing project risk factors, and anticipating and resolving project issues

• Proactively provide project status to project team and stakeholders

• Complying with all reporting requirements

• Utilizing and ensuring project adherence to KPMG standard project management processes and tools to manage project teams across the entire project life cycle

• Serving as an advocate of the PM principles and standards established by the PMO

• Manage the project change control process

• Measuring project progress against agreed objectives and success criteria

• Escalating unresolved issues to the appropriate PMO

Qualifications

Skills:
• Microsoft Product Implementation experience (such as SharePoint/Exchange) or Office365 cloud experience
• Experience working in a Professional Services environment
• Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously
• Experience with managing large scale IT projects
• Experience in matrix management environment
• Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action
• Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
• Minimum of 6 to 8 year’s experience in project management disciplines, with experience planning and executing IT projects and programs
• Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing projects from definition through implementation, involving internal personnel and third-party contractors
• Requires in-depth experience with formal systems development methodology(ies) and ability to learn, utilize and improve the ITS Global Project Management Life Cycle
• Requires excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills, strong supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with project team members, project sponsors, functional leads, and senior management
• Requires strong experience using Microsoft Office applications (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint.)
• Ability to schedule project meetings and accurately record meeting minutes.
• Ability to develop and manage effective business relationships
• Ability to work with business subject matter experts and technology specialists
• Attention to detail and pride in well-presented and accurate work
• Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations
• Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment

Education:
• University degree
• Industry recognized project management qualification, ideally PMP

 

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