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IT Project Manager IV

Parsippany, New Jersey

Job ID: 10874 Category: Technology

Job Description

  • Ensure predictable, consistent and successful project delivery
  • Provide a complete view of the overall project to the organization and all stakeholders
  • Exhibit proactive behavior by engaging in project planning activities, including but not limited to: defining the overall scope of the project; creating and maintaining a consolidated timeline highlighting the major milestones and associated dates for project activities; identifying and communicating project dependencies and impacts; putting mechanisms in place to set expectations and ensure ongoing control of the project (e.g. kick off meeting, overall project management approach, risk management, issues management, change control, etc.)
  • Define project governance outlining roles and responsibilities and decision rights
  • Ensure success criteria defined upfront to promote alignment and actively manage to expected project outcomes
  • Keep all stakeholders (internal & external) engaged in the project, aligned on expected outcomes and informed about what is occurring throughout the project
  • Proactively communicate the project’s progress on an on-going basis, ensuring transparency throughout project lifecycle
  • Provide leadership and key stakeholders with the information and venues to make effective, timely decisions
  • Oversee the development, maintenance or enhancement of systems and programs to ensure they are according to client specifications
  • Collaborate with other IT managers to plan for needed resources and communicate updates to the centralized resource utilization plan as project conditions change    

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in business or technology
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in project management processes and methodologies (PMBOK)
  • Strong technical aptitude and computer proficiency, including MS Office Suite and MS Project
  • Able to demonstrate basic understanding of the deployed technologies across the enterprise and of multiple system platforms (Mainframe, Tandem, UNIX, Windows)
  • Experience in driving medium size projects

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries
  • Experience managing Credit Card projects in an SDLC Waterfall or Agile environment

 

Key skills/behaviors: 
Stakeholder Partnership: 
o Ability to establish and maintain relationships with project team members 
o Ability to influence project team, internal, and/or external stakeholders 
o Ability to understand project stakeholder needs, interests, and influence for project success 

Judgment: 
o Ability to practically apply project management concepts to facilitate the achievement of project goals ensuring predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery 
o Ability to analyze the situation and leverage team to define an executable plan to meet project goals 

Team Leadership: 
o Ability to ensure team alignment on project goals, objectives, and business outcomes 
o Ability to lead with support from project sponsor, when needed 

Accountability & Commitment: 
o Ability to meet project deadlines 
o Ability to identify project obstacles, proactively mitigate risks and escalate and resolve issues effectively 

Learning Agility: 
o Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and translate to others 
o Ability to respond effectively to new information, situations, and individuals 

Business Acumen: 
o Ability to gather and analyze information needed to improve satisfaction levels of clients 
o Ability to understand how project connects to broader company goals 

Problem Solving: 
o Ability to effectively identify and communicate project problems to stakeholders 
o Ability to proactively develop solutions to project challenges 
o Ability to drive project problems to closure 

Process adherence: 
o Ability to engage in project initiating activities such as identifying stakeholders, identifying project management approach, defining roles and responsibilities, etc. 
o Ability to practically apply project methodologies and practices to execute project, manage changes, and facilitate achievement of project deliverables on-time, within budget, and with quality 

 

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