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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-60868
Location: Edina, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/22/2018
•             Must possess extensive knowledge in executing Projects in IT Infrastructure domain. •                Staffing, Planning, People Management, Managing Profitability, Promoting Process Improvement, Financial Planning and Strategy, Strategic Planning, dealing with Complexity, Analyzing Information, Vision, Performance Management• Lead a geographically distributed team•           Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects.• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives• Coordinate cross-project activities•                Lead and evaluate project managers and other staff• Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities.•           Apply change, risk and resource management• Assume responsibility for the Project Resources and coordination with vendors•  Resolve projects' higher scope issues•  Prepare reports for program stakeholders• Drive Customer satisfaction for the projects by having a good rapport with the project sponsors.•                Should be able to onboard and offboard Project Resources.•     Understand Project quality audit•           Understand Key Performance Indicators and SLA variations Management.• Be on top of Projects and ensure that they are closed within Budget and schedule. •   Must be proficient in creating, maintaining and managing Work Break Down Structures using the Project Management Tools. •                Proven experience as an Infrastructure Project Manager. •         Thorough understanding of project management tools, techniques and methods•              Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles• Excellent working knowledge of any one project management software (Clarizen / Basecamp / MS Project etc.).•             Excellent communication and problem-solving ability•   Bachelors or Master's Degree with 10+ years of IT and business/industry work experience•  Minimum 5+ years of project management experience•      Demonstrated skills with a focus on leading through ambiguity and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders. •                Ability to work across multiple countries and groups to set direction, build consensus and solve problems •             Conceptual thinking; ability to communicate a compelling vision and apply business needs with resource requirements in an effective manner as an input to near and long term requirements.•             Ability to communicate effectively in all settings, including sensitive and intense situations, by tactfully responding to requests and thoughtfully persuading others to adopt ideas.•               Experience in contract negotiation and management of vendors.• Ability to accomplish results through lower level supervisors or and professional employees.•   Ability to travel internationally.•               Confident to say no when expectations are unrealistic, or to help set realistic expectations.•                Experience with off-shore delivery models.Nice to Have:•           Knowledge Of Clarizen / Managing projects in Clarizen would be an added advantage.