The role of the Sr. Project Manager is to establish, implement, develop and control best practices for project management throughout the organization. This includes defining and documenting all policies and processes of project lifecycles in order to deliver these projects according to plan and within budget. The PMO will also create formal methodologies for defining project key performance metrics and assist in resource allocation.
Define how the scope, goals, and deliverables of projects should support business goals, in collaboration with senior management.
Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project lifecycle.
Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to project managers, owners, sponsors, team members, and other stakeholders in a clear and concise fashion.
Provide tools to determine project timelines and milestones/deliverables.
Determine frequency and content of status reports from project managers, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas/mitigate project risks.
Effectively manage project teams' time and allocate resources to ensure deliverables are completed.
Where required, negotiate with department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
Assess and approve/disapprove need for additional staff or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project's lifecycle.
Indirectly guide and manage project managers of all projects within the PMO portfolio.
Develop best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestone/deliverable tracking, communication, and key performance metrics.
Communicate project management standards and techniques to the appropriate training staff.
Review budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
Track and monitor all project milestones and deliverables.
Identify and manage all project dependencies and critical path.
Accept and assess status report, change requests and requirements documentation to ensure smooth project progression.
Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify key successful and unsuccessful project elements.
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise new project team leads, team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for assigned work.
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within and between various project teams.
Education: Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science, business administration or related field. Master's degree in one these fields preferred. Equivalent experience may be acceptable. PMP Certification Required.
Experience: 8+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution. IT Program management experience required. Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project, JIRA, and Excel. Experience in developing and deploying project best practices, policies, procedures, and processes.
Demonstrated success delivering numerous projects on time, meeting requirements and with high team satisfaction, including some complex projects and projects involving a number of project staff and users; experience implementing cloud-based IT solutions; demonstrated expertise utilizing multiple project methodologies, such as Agile. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial. Ability to facilitate relations between business groups and technology departments. Solid leadership skills with ability to lead conversations and decision with technical resources. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. Can conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to read communication styles of project team leads, team members, and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating. Ability to defuse tension among and between project teams, should it arise. Advanced interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Adept at conducting research into administrative and technical project-related issues. Must have a working knowledge of traditional and cloud infrastructure technologies.
Travel: Travel (15-25%) depending upon project assignments.
Tyson Foods, Inc.