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Sr. Project Manager - Datawarehousing
Ref No.: 18-06680
Location: Somerset, New Jersey
The Program Management Office (PMO) seeks an experienced IT Project Manager (PM) to manage various technical projects in support of the Commercial Selling Solutions business unit. The IT PM is expected to have close & continuous involvement with the project activities and be engaged with the project resources, business leads and technology leads to ensure they are fully connected and involved in project activities, decisions, risks and issues. The IT PM must be able to operate with limited oversight and will need to command the respect of a broad range of business and technology stakeholders. The IT PM is expected to be an expert at risk mitigation, being able to not just develop mitigation plans for already known risks, but continually "peeling the onion” to find the risks in the project that have not yet been identified. Other skills, experiences, and responsibilities for this IT PM follow below.
Commercial Functional & Technical Specialty Skills / Experiences
  • Pharmaceutical Sales / Field Sales processes and technologies
  • Experience managing CRM system projects
  • Experience managing data lake / big data / data store / data warehouse projects
  • Experience managing Business Intelligence projects

Project Planning
  • Lead requirements gathering / JAD sessions with technology and business stakeholders
  • Drive a technology assessment (and potential RFP) based on the outcome of the requirements gathering
  • Coordinate all key project meetings, phone calls, meeting rooms, etc
  • Work with business stakeholders and vendor to finalize and get signoff on detailed scope of the project in line with the high level scope set forth in any Statements of Work (SoW) & project charters
  • Develop and get signoff on the Project Strategy document, the "plan of plans”, including, but not limited to, the communications plan, project team structure, recurring meeting (including steering) frequency, etc
  • Develop a project timeline / schedule using Microsoft Project, following all BT standards, working with the appropriate BT teams (e.g. Application Engineering, Information Management, Infrastructure, Security, etc), vendor teams, and business teams
  • Ensure all required deliverables as set forth in the BT RACI are included in the overall project schedule
  • As necessary for applicable projects, collaborate with the BT Validation / Compliance Manager to ensure the system's validation, SOX, or other regulatory needs are assessed and defined
  • Prepare for, and conduct, project kickoff presentation
  • Begin preparations for Service Readiness Planning (handoffs to Production Support) at the onset of the project
Project Execution
  • Manage overall scope of projects as defined in the project charter, including the scope, schedule, financials, etc of any project-related SoW
  • Effectively manage all scope changes, including obtaining required approvals, aligning stakeholder expectations, and assessing any corresponding impacts to budget or schedule
  • Manage overall project communications, including communications to executive stakeholders, BT colleagues, vendors, business stakeholders, and clients as needed
  • Manage overall financials (more below) of the project, ensuring key financial information is always up to date in the overall BT project portfolio tool
  • Maintain issues & risks logs, ensuring issues & risks are categorized and prioritized appropriately, working with project stakeholders on risk mitigation strategies and action plans for issues, and escalating / raising at appropriate times
  • Manage the project schedule, baselining it and getting sign-off on it when scope is finalized, and always managing actuals vs. forecast vs. baseline
  • Conducting regular (e.g. weekly), action-oriented, project status meetings with all key project stakeholders
  • As dictated by the scope of different projects, work in close collaboration with vendor resources, multiple business units, and all BT teams to ensure the project is getting executed and will deliver the baselined scope within budget and schedule
  • Ensure all key deliverables are being produced, stored in the appropriate repository, and when applicable, signed-off on
  • Prepare weekly status reports (Sharepoint) and monthly / bi-monthly steering committee presentations
Project Closeout
  • In coordination with Finance, ensure purchase orders are closed
  • Ensure all project deliverables are housed in the project document repository (Sharepoint)
  • Manage all activities required for production cutover including a smooth handoff to Production Support and the associated decommissioning of any legacy systems / contracts
  • Obtain business acceptance of newly released production systems
  • Conduct lessons learned / post mortem meeting with BT, business, and vendor resources

Financial Responsibilities
  • Manage overall project budget as defined in the approved appropriations request (AR)
  • In coordination with Finance, setup POs, track invoices, track actual / committed spend / accruals, etc.

Management / Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None, other than the inherent responsibility of ensuring cross-functional resources assigned to tasks for a given project are executing those tasks

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably with a technical concentration (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc)
  • Ten years professional system implementation / project management experience
  • Three years managing global IT projects
  • Business Process Mapping and experience in translating customer business requirements into workable business solutions
  • Proven experience with Change Management
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project and common Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Power Point, Word, One Note)
  • Experience working with Sharepoint (or similar) project workspaces / document repositories
  • Agile / Scrum system development lifecycle experience
  • Waterfall system development lifecycle (SDLC) experience
  • Technically skilled Project Management professional comfortable managing the tasks of application engineers, database administrators, data architects, infrastructure, security, and other technical functions
  • Must have experience working with local and virtual teams.
  • Must have experience managing mixed internal/vendor and vendor-only project delivery teams
  • Preferred – Systems Integration Consulting / Management Consulting experience
  • Preferred - PMP Certification
  • Preferred - Relevant Pharmaceutical / CRO industry experience
  • Preferred - Past IT experience in other, hands-on capacities (e.g. developer, database administrator, etc)

NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

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