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Senior Project Manager - 119708
Ref No.: 18-25110
Location: Plano, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 04/12/2018
 
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.
The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

Responsibilities:
Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
Manage project scope and changes
Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
Act as an internal quality control check for the project
Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed
Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract
Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders
Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle
Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team
Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
Other duties as assigned
Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
Performance reviews and staff development
Monitor the performance of staff
Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Qualifications:

Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
Tools: MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; CA Clarity PPM
Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management
Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, ServiceNow, SmartSheet and Lucid Chart
Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
Support diverse and inclusive work environment

Required qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
Overall 10+ years of IT experience
5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership 
Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities
Must have skills
• Extensively worked on data extraction, Transformation and loading data from various sources like Oracle, SQL Server and Flat files.
• Responsible for all activities related to the development, implementation, administration and support of ETL processes for large scale data warehouses using Informatica Power Center.
• Strong experience in ETL using Informatica Power Center
• Had experience in data modeling using Erwin, Star Schema Modeling, and Snowflake modeling, FACT and Dimensions tables, physical and logical modeling.
• Strong skills in Data Analysis, Data Requirement Analysis and Data Mapping for ETL processes.
• Hands on experience in tuning mappings, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks in various levels like sources, targets, mappings and sessions.
• Extensive experience in ETL design, development and maintenance using Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, SQL Loader, Informatica Power Center v 5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x.
• Experience in database programming in PL/SQL (Stored Procedures, Triggers and Packages
• Create data migration/system integration strategies
• Experience in  Service mgmt. processes
• Experience in working in Onsite-Offshore support model
• Meeting with business and coordinate with teams to support operations systems in support of core enterprise functions