Project Manager

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 123350

JobTitle:             Project Manager

Location:            Alpharetta, GA

Duration:            6 Months

About our Client : US provider of financial services technology. Domain include banks, thrifts, credit unions, securities broker dealers, leasing and finance companies, and retailers.

Job Description:

Position Summary: The purpose of the Senior Project Manager’s job is to ensure predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery. The Senior Project Manager will plan, coordinate, and monitor larger scale scope and budget projects with a high degree of complexity and risk. The Senior Project Manager will partner with key business stakeholders to ensure a successful start-up and completion of a project. Projects can span multiple business units or functional areas. The Senior Project Manager is expected to work under minimal supervision with oversight provided by the Manager.

Primary Responsibilities (Include % of time spent on each responsibility):

  • Ensure predictable, consistent, and successful project delivery
  • Provide a complete view of the overall project to 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 on-going 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 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

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Looking for someone that has good infrastructure project management experience, can walk through the project lifecycle, understands risk, has worked in a PMO before and knows WBS
  • Bachelor degree in business or equivalent work experience
  • 5 - 7 years of previous project management and/or relevant consulting experience
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in project management processes and methodologies, as well as, project lifecycle
  • Experience in driving small – medium size projects within an organization
  • Proficient with Project Management tools
  • Processes the following key skills/behaviors:

Stakeholder Partnership:

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with project team members
  • Ability to influence project team, internal, and/or external stakeholders
  • Ability to understand project stakeholder needs, interests, and influence for project success

Judgment:

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

Team Leadership:

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

Accountability & Commitment:

  •  Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to identify project obstacles, proactively mitigate risks and escalate and resolve issues effectively

Learning Agility:

  • Ability to quickly grasps new concepts and translate to others
  • Ability to respond effectively to new information, situations and individuals

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to gather and analyze information needed to improve satisfaction levels of clients
  • Ability to understand how project connects to broader company goals

Problem Solving:

  • Ability to effectively identify and communicate project problems to stakeholders
  • Ability to proactively develop solutions to project challenges
  • Ability to drive project problems to closure

Process adherence:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, not required
  • Experience in banking, financial services, and/or software industries desired

About ASK: ASK Staffing is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Staffing connects people with amazing opportunities

Contact:  

Monalisa  @  monalisam@askstaffing.com    -   678-686-9381

Bella               bellas@askstaffing.com            -   732-226-8737

Monalisa Mohanty
Team Lead – Client Services

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