Project Manager

Connected Systems Partners is looking for a Project Manager who will manage and ensures timely completion of three or more medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex priority projects from initiation through closing. Acts as liaison to one or more groups within IS to monitor/facilitate smaller, group projects.
Essential Duties
• Takes the lead in developing and continually updating detailed charter, scope, project/program management plans, work breakdown structures, and schedules. Coordinates with IS managers and technical leads in this effort.
• Risk Management: Identifies risks to project, creating action plan for risk mitigation. Analyzes, prioritizes and consolidates this risk and assesses its potential impact to the client.
• Communications: Prepares and provides effective communication of status reports to the sponsor and project team. Communicates with end users and other stakeholders as needed.
• Relationship management: Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with business owners, projects and key clients. Develops and conducts end user testing to ensure user feedback and acceptance. Conducts formal review with business sponsor at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
• Project Monitoring: Monitors the project identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews and escalating scope, budget, quality, and timeline issues appropriately, reporting into management as needed. Formulates recovery plans or assesses impact if not recoverable.
• Budget: Determines budget for projects. Continuously monitors the actual costs of a project/program versus the budget. Conducts in depth root cause analysis for project budget discrepancies.
Standards
• As part of the PMO team, utilizes and develops established project standards and procedures, including templates, processes, workflows, and tools. Standards are based on Project Management Institute practices.
• Contributes to the development of new quality metrics.
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information System, Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
• Requires 7+ years of IT/MIS project management or equivalent team leadership experience.
• Experience with leading ERP projects is highly desirable.
• Project management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is desired.
• Certification or experience in Agile Project Management is desired.
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, and meet strict deadlines.
• Strong communication skills are necessary.

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