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Global Advisory Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-02723
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Business Advisory Project Manager 
Duration: 6+ month contract
Location: Woodcliff Lake NJ

Top Skills:
7-10 Years of PM expeirence in a PMO
Global Project Experience - Need to have had experience working in a Global Matrix Environment

Primary Purpose and Goal
As a GPMO Project Manager, you'll be expected to manage a project, or several projects, within one of the client's International Portfolios. You'll be expected to utilize your business knowledge, and project management experience, to successfully drive project outcomes and milestones. You will be expected to support and coach others involved in the integrated project team.
Project Managers are expected to ensure that their projects deliver on the required, quality, outputs detailed in their Project Charters, within the specified time and financial constraints. There is a strong focus on financial management, coordination of delivery team resources, and closely monitoring and maintaining detailed project plans. It is expected that status reporting, issue and risk management is undertaken on a timely basis.
Project Managers will be expected to follow the in-house project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artifacts.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Build and maintain project plan, including approach, scope, tasks, durations, work effort, dependencies, budget, planning assumptions, risk profile, resource allocation, and deliverable definitions
Manage both IT and Business Projects/ Advisory background is a plus 
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 the clients standard project management processes and tools to manage project teams across the entire project life cycle
Serving as an advocate of the project management principles and standards established by the PMO
Measuring project progress against agreed objectives and success criteria
Escalating unresolved issues to the Global Program Manager

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 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
Knowledge of other initiatives within the portfolio to leverage knowledge and networking
Knowledge of the Firm's tools (JIRA, Confluence, Clarizen, etc.)
Self-motivated and output focused
Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations
Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment
Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action
Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously