Company Overview / Position Summary:
With more than 20 years of experience as a trusted partner to financial institutions, CPI Card Group is a leading provider in payment card production and related services, offering end-to-end credit, debit, and prepaid payment solutions delivered physically, digitally and on-demand. Covering a broad range of needs, our solutions include EMV chip, mag stripe, RFID, dual interface, metal, personalization, packaging, fulfillment, instant issuance, digital payment services, and more.
Supports the organization's business technology development and implementation efforts by overseeing and providing overall management of multiple complex technical projects such as development of new functionality, system upgrades, major system improvements and non-standard or complex implementations and integrations.
The IT Project Manager I provides facilitation and direction throughout the duration of technical projects, from the scoping and design stage to beta testing to final production. Functions performed include defining goals/deadlines, creating project plans, tracking budget constraints, maintaining documentation, mitigating risks, resolving issues and communicating with all project stakeholders.
The IT Project Manager I requires both technical knowledge and expertise, business acumen and strong communication skills to manage project resources and activities for technical projects.
The role typically works on both routine and more complex issues, often requiring development of solutions that rely on past experience, thorough understanding of business objectives/requirements, the organization's application environment and ability to effectively utilize a wide range of project management tools.
Work with the business and/or business analysts to define and define requirements, scope and objectives
Assist technical teams with development of resource requirements, building project timelines, managing interdependencies, securing required resources from IT leadership and facilitating communication with business clients
Develop detailed work plans, including work breakdown structures, project milestones, risk assessment / management plans, staffing needs, project timelines and budgets.
Monitor and manage project governance, execution and delivery. This includes detailed tracking of project timelines, budgets, resource utilization, activities, tasks and milestones
Establish and provide clear and timely written and verbal project communications, including weekly status, dashboards and project updates. Updates may be made to project team members, business project owners and/or executive sponsors
Proactively works to identify, mitigate and resolve actual and potential project risks, issues and conflicts. Appropriately escalates and involves best resources to resolve any given issue.
Lead change management work including managing expectations and educating users about new products and changes in process, procedures and technology resulting from the project
Review all project deliverables to validate adherence to quality standards and ensure that project requirements and objectives have been met
Contribute to establishing and improving project management practices and delivery frameworks
B.S. Degree in Information Technology or equivalent work experience
At least 4 years' experience in any discipline of IT, including 2 years with technical project management experience
PMP or Certification preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Project and Office.
Experience managing projects employing a variety of technologies and platforms.
Skilled in managing multiple concurrent projects, activities and tasks under time constraints.
Ability to interface with CPI executives and stakeholders regarding issues of project scope and status
Must be able to effectively communicate technical information and project status/issues to technical, non-technical personnel and leadership audiences either verbally or in writing
Acumen to facilitate productive meetings and drive outcomes
Demonstrated ability to solve problems, determine appropriate actions and complete projects with minimal direction
What we have to Offer:
Competitive pay rates and an inclusive, empowering and rewarding culture
Solid benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, FSA, HSA, Vacation and Holiday Pay, Tuition Reimbursement and 401K with a competitive company match percentage.
CPI Card Group Inc