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Project Manager (EPMO)
Ref No.: 18-02116
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Shift Comments:8a-5p
Job Category:Management & Exec
Benefits:Medical Insurance
Hiring a Contract Project Manager 
Duration:  1 year  Assignment 
Client Location:  San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday / 40 Hours Weekly
Pay Rate:  $45 Hourly 
Benefits: ACA Compliant Medical Insurance

The Project Manager works with business leaders and subject matter experts to understand the business and technical project objectives for business change initiatives. The Project Manager leads the projects through building effective relationships with business leaders, subject matter experts, project stakeholders and the project team. The Project Manager drives the delivery of the project through applying industry best-practice project management techniques and methodologies appropriate for the objectives of the project. The Project Manager balances the demands of multiple small/medium projects ($100K - $500K) or 1-2 larger projects ($500K - $1M). Duties and Responsibilities 1. Participates with program managers, project sponsors and stakeholders to support defining project objectives and business case. 2. Leads full life cycle project delivery for multiple small/medium projects or a larger project. 3. Takes ownership for delivering project objectives and deliverables. 4. Drives project execution to meet project schedule, cost and quality requirements. 5. Manages internal and external customer relationships to realize high customer satisfaction for their projects. 6. Implements company and industry best practice project methodology for delivering their projects. 7. Ensures project compliance to project management standard, company quality requirements and functional quality standards (e.g. PMI, Kaizen/6Sigma, FDA, SOX). Required Competences 1. Stakeholder Relationship – demonstrated ability to identify key project stakeholders and understand their goals and motivations for the project. Adept at building stakeholder confidence that the project is meeting their needs through positive relationship management. 2. Leadership Presence - capable of building a leadership presence that inspires project stakeholders and team members to achieve the project objectives. Proactive in driving creative resolutions to project issues and risk. 3. Team Building - experienced building cross functional teams in multiple geographies and diverse cultural backgrounds. Effective in creating a positive working environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Driven to enable the project team to surface and resolve issues that affect project delivery. 4. Business Acumen – understanding of the business drivers for their functional discipline that influence project success. Solid business judgment to help drive decision making to reduce project risk and achieve project results. 5. Attention to detail – adept at maintaining detailed task planning, action item/issue tracking and cost performance tracking. Required Knowledge and Skills Project Management Methodology and Tools 1. Knowledgeable in project management industry best practices. 2. Demonstrated experience driving projects from initiation through closure. 3. In depth understanding of the detailed project planning processes and tools. Skilled in establishing detailed scope, schedule and budget using standard project tools (MSProject/SharePoint/etc.). 4. Experienced establishing Stakeholder management plans, Risk/issue management plans, Vendor management plans and Quality plans. 5. Experienced establishing and following controls to manage scope change and reporting project schedule/budget performance. 6. Proactive in surfacing risks and issues. Ability to engage project team and stakeholder community to resolve issues and define risk mitigations. Effective in developing clear problem statements and resolution options for escalation to project sponsors and management. 7. Clear understanding of the processes to define and validate acceptance criteria for the project to ensure project completion acceptance. Business Change Management 1. Understands the dynamics of implementing change in the business environment. Experienced helping the business team plan and drive change into their organization. 2. General knowledge of the techniques for designing changes to business processes impacted by the project. 3. Understanding how education, training and communications drive the effectiveness of the solution. Experienced working with business team members to ensure effective delivery to the impacted organizations. Interpersonal Skills 1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills to interact with executives, business leaders and team members. 2. Ability to lead effective meetings. Experienced creating meeting objectives and agendas. Ability to manage meeting discussions to achieve meeting objectives and timeline. Experienced in the techniques to work in a virtual/cross cultural meeting environment 3. Excellent time management skills. Able to work on multiple concurrent activities. Able to prioritize personal workload and team work load to optimize project delivery. Required Education and Training 1. Bachelor in Engineering or Business Administration 2. Training in Project Management 3. MBA or MS degree (preferred) 4. PMP or equivalent certification (preferred) Required Experience 1. 5+ years of overall project management experience 2. 2+ years of project leadership and business change experience 3. Experience in multinational or foreign companies (preferred) 4. Experience in Life Sciences or Health Care companies (preferred).
To Apply for immediate consideration please send resume to Michael Estaris at and reference job #18-02116 in Subject Line and indicate the best times to contact you (please include nights and weekends if needed).
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