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Sr Project Manager
Ref No.: 22-00043
Location: Newyork, New York
Job Title: Sr Project Manager

Location: Newyork, NY

Duration: 6+ months

Soft Skills

  1. Excellent understanding of global cultures and adapt communication style to fit
  2. Excellent leadership and facilitation skills
  3. Excellent customer service with ability to manage customer expectations
  4. Excellent communicator with strong verbal and written skills at all levels of the organization
  5. Ability to easily adapt to different communication and working styles
  6. Active listener
  7. Excellent organizational and time management skills
  8. Self-starter and quick learner; ability to perform without any supervision
  9. Proven ability to set priorities across a complex program with multiple projects and drive for results
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with senior IT and business leaders
  11. Proven ability to set priorities across a portfolio of programs / projects and drive alignment with owners
  12. Good attention to details
  13. Work effectively with peers, internal and external clients, third party suppliers, and senior management (Sr Director, VP & Sr VP levels) across geographies in accomplishing portfolio objectives
  14. Exercise judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to develop corporate methods, techniques
  15. Evaluate complex situations accurately and identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customers
  16. In depth knowledge of how to navigate through matrixed organizations to engage teams and get work done
  17. Can establish and maintain effective relationships with business and IT customers to gain their trust and respect
  18. Excellent influencing skills to gain alignment and manage portfolio of programs / projects
  19. Ability to think strategically and set the agenda for the portfolio
  20. Flexibility to schedule and oversee work as per client window availability

Experience

  1. In depth understanding of project terminology and methodology
  2. 2-5 years of Portfolio management, 10-15 years of experience managing programs
  3. Good Experience in Infra & network Project management.
  4. Ability to lead multi-function program team through influencing skills
  5. In depth Risk / Issue / Change Management knowledge
  6. Developing executive level PowerPoint presentations
  7. Ability to understand interdependencies and can connect the dots on how one program impacts another
  8. Evaluate complex situations accurately and identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer. Hosting meetings, taking meeting notes, and documenting action items
  9. Ability to organize complex and/or ambiguous information for sponsors
  10. Organizing program goals / objectives into portfolio with specific priorities / sequencing
  11. Work closely with the Program Executive Sponsor, Steering Committees and Portfolio Managers to facilitate decisions necessary for delivery and to overcome barriers
  12. Resolve political, resource, budgeting, change, and legal issues affecting the portfolio.
  13. Serves as a mentor/advisor/decision-maker to program managers for the portfolio for issues related to corporate politics, external politics, client relations, governmental regulation, project quality, project risk, and safety.
  14. Oversee development of proposals and requests for proposals associated with the portfolio
  15. Experience with project management tools like MPP, Clarity
  16. Ensure tracking of deliverables for multiple initiatives within the program
  17. Perform kick offs & project overview sessions, lead workshops, requirements and alignment sessions with Sector, Plant, vendor, IT, Engineering and Business as required
  18. Assist/ Lead POCs, Pilot implementations & document the learnings
  19. Responsible for preparation of runbooks and testcases

Interactions

  1. Global program with multiple Medium to Large Complex projects being managed will typically have:
    1. Individual team members from numerous cross functional teams and business sectors
    2. Multiple Service providers needed to deliver components of solution design
    3. Joint executive program sponsors which requires consensus and stakeholder expectation management
    4. Involve multiple technology area/towers within solution design (e.g., ERP with multiple ancillary systems, geographically broad infrastructure upgrade)
    5. Global business customers impacted by program delivery involving multiple sector geographies
  2. Oversee global program team activities by influencing cross functional team members without direct line of authority (daily)
  3. Effective communication with executive sponsor(s), Sr Director/VP, in customer organization (weekly)
  4. IT Services Suppliers coordination to deliver needed IT Services required for project delivery
  5. Effective communication with executive sponsor(s), Sr Director/VP/SVP, in customer organization (weekly)
  6. Conduct portfolio review sessions with Sr Dir / VP (monthly)
  7. Partner with Food and Beverage Portfolio Managers to ensure consistent messaging with IT Leadership (weekly)
  8. Works with EPMO Portfolio Manager to align on key project artifacts and gains alignment on project governance
  9. Manage multiple reporting systems/requirements from Program, Business

Works with PQA to ensure project quality requirements are met