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Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-15106
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Title: Project Manager
Location: Milwaukee WI
Duration: 12 Months plus extensions


Travel: International travel may be required to Romania and domestic travel to Denver 

Job Description
Qualifications:
Skills and/or Knowledge:
• Must have Project Management experience– principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects from initiation through implementation
• Strong experience in progress reporting – methods and techniques for reporting progress and financial compliance against an agreed plan
• Strong experience in project planning and control – methods and techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects i.e work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, earned value, resource analysis and conflict resolution
• Proficient in project risk management – identification, assessment and management of project risks, which could result in time or cost over-runs, or failure to deliver products which are fit for purpose
• Global Business Systems (GBS) experience preferred 

Responsibilities: 
Project Manager is responsible for managing projects of varying size and complexity, and typically will involve leadership of multiple projects concurrently to achieve business objectives and deliver business benefits and value. Fundamental responsibilities include all aspects of the project life-cycle with emphasis on Scope, Schedule, Cost (Budget), Quality, and Risk management while leading project execution. This role leads the project team and reports project progress and issues to the Steering Committee and BIS Management.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Establish project work plan, estimates, and schedule. Project Manager is accountable for building the plan in MS Project 2010 and keeping the plan to date (publishing tasks, accepting time, resource leveling, changes to tasks, etc.).
• Own responsibility for the successful completion of assigned projects, ensuring that realistic schedules & project management plans (communication, risk, quality, change, cost, resource, and procurement) are prepared and maintained.
• Adhere to our Procurement and Finance requirements and approval policies for project-related activities (i.e. RTB's, Work Orders, Resource Requests, etc.).
• Authorize / approve overtime and vacation for all external team members.
• Establish and manage budgets for the assigned projects and ensure forecast accuracy and annual plan compliance.
• Monitor and control resource allocation with support from respective resource managers
• Allocate and monitor tasks, motivating the team and appraising individual's performance on the project
• Determine the impact of project changes on the business case, and re-forecast value creation.
• Advise on appropriate action, including needs for business contingency planning, and countermeasures with respect to implementation of BIS solutions.
• Facilitate project quality assurance process.e
• Interface with Project Stakeholders and Steering Committee. Prepare project performance communications to senior management.
• Function as focal point for project information, secured and with confidential access.
• Establish and manage budgets for the assigned projects and ensure forecast accuracy and annual plan compliance
• Adhere to, support, and contribute to development or enhancement of internal project management standards and processes, as well as the Global Business Services (GBS) methodology (Playbook).
• Follow change control procedures and monitor project costs against the project budget and facilitate management of expectations of all project stakeholders
• Participate in the continued development of the project management function within IT
• Ensure that projects are formally closed and where appropriate, subsequently reviewed and that lessons learned are captured for use on other initiatives
• Own responsibility for the successful completion of assigned projects, ensuring that realistic project, quality and risk plans are prepared and maintained
• Support the monthly creating of our steer co information
• Lead a weekly all hands meetings on progress, raising issues, risks and mitigations
• Support the monthly creating of our steer co information