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Technical Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00068
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 7 Years
Start Date / End Date: 08/06/2018 to 11/02/2018
Scope of Work & Responsibilities:

The candidate will manage a large project within the Long Term Care Actuarial space and must be able to effectively communicate on both business process and technical issues.  The candidate must demonstrate experience managing IT initiatives through the entire SDLC, working effectively with a broad slate of diverse stakeholders internally, as well as software vendors and consulting firms.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are crucial to this position as the candidate will interact heavily with senior leaders on an ongoing basis.  The candidate's responsibilities include working with the business users and senior IT resources to define scope and deliverables, drive sizing of work efforts, defining tasks, dependencies and work sequencing.  The candidate must demonstrate success leading large IT project teams independently, with no day-to-day oversight from their supervisor.

·        You quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and produce results
·        You have the ability to absorb knowledge quickly and you easily establish your role as a leader on new initiatives
·        You are an entrepreneurial problem-solver, highly self-motivated and thrive in ambiguously defined environments; you enjoy and excel at solving problems in team environments
·        You are a successful manager of organizational change; aware of, sensitive to and interested in the challenges of driving organizational change and growth
·        You have a desire to work with and be seriously challenged by personalities at the most senior levels of the organization
·        You are able to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
·        You are an exceptional listener
·        You have successfully led software development projects with teams of greater than 15 fully-dedicated resources
·        You have excellent MS Project and MS Project Online skills
·        You have strong Excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills
·        Effective project initiation, scope of work development, establishment of project governance process
·        Effective development of detailed project baseline work breakdown structures
·        Project execution, including negotiating change controls of schedules and milestones  
·        Monitoring detailed schedules to assure project objectives are met and work is performed within budget  
·        Coordinating the participation of responsible entities  

Specialized Qualifications (Preferred):
·        Financial Services background