Under general direction of Logistics & Business Integration management, the Project Manager (PM) will oversee various projects throughout the department and firm. The PM will be responsible for managing projects, the resources (internal and external) assigned to that work, the timelines established in which that work needs to be completed, and the costs (if applicable) to the work. The PM will determine project viability and necessity with initial contact with area requesting the project.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct and manage projects and lead cross-division functional teams that affect and ensure project goals.
Provide guidance and oversight to business analyst resources assigned to projects.
Oversee planning, development, requirements gathering, specifications, test plans, test execution, issue triage, risk management, and communication to the business units.
Develop or direct the development of the overall project plan and governance structure.
Ensure projects are managed to delivery schedules, budget schedules and support business stakeholder expectations.
Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with business users and business stakeholders.
Communicate to senior management and business stakeholders regarding project status, risks, issues and recommended solutions.
Responsible for making high level decisions with respect to projects and other work-related items.
Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
Analyze business processes and data to help determine how new technology can satisfy business needs.
Some travel by car and/or air in conjunction with local, regional and/or national travel, up to 50%.
Self-directed requiring minimal oversight and the ability to mentor less experienced staff.
Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills with ability to relay information well in both written and verbal form.
Able to manage one's own time and priorities to ensure the meeting of deadlines with high level organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Knowledge of all phases of software development including requirements analysis, design, testing (integration, user, and performance), implementation and support.
Excellent conceptualization, presentation and communication skills to effectively execute change.