IT Project Manager Senior

Posted: 4 days ago

Assignment Duration: 12 to 18 months
Location: US-AR-Bentonville

Overview:

  • Sponsors and owns the execution of solution delivery for Client products and/or services.
  • Leads and directs the work activities of project staff across organizational boundaries.
  • Manages the project efforts from inception through completion (or transition) including tracking and evaluation of project performance.
  • This role ensures that projects are successful in meeting deadlines, project budget, and clients' business goals.
  • Projects involve integration of solution(s) into customers' existing environment.
  • Participates in or conducts project reviews and status meetings, ensures follow up on issues and risks, and communicates project status to stakeholders.
  • The project manager will utilize project management methodologies to ensure maximum project effectiveness.
  • Motivates project team to ensure optimal performance.
  • May assist in the development of business plans, strategies, and approaches to take advantage of business opportunities.

Responsibilities:
  • The PM will lead very large, complex deployment initiatives, including key strategic projects.
  • Directs and coordinates the work activities of the technical and project team.
  • Coordinates needs assessments and requirements gathering as required.
  • Defines and develops program scope, objectives, detailed plans, budgets and metrics as required. Manages issues, risks, and project communications.
  • Monitors project execution to ensure all obligations are met.
  • Facilitates and ensures technical issue resolution as required.
  • Responsible for adherence to program plan and budgets as required.
  • Recommends corrective actions and implements changes. Identifies and mitigates risks; develops and implements risk mitigation plans.
  • Manages project change requests.
  • Procures internal and external resources.
  • Allocates project staff with required competencies to meet project objectives.
  • Acts as the primary interface to internal and external teams.
  • May manage challenging vendor relationships.
  • Is responsible for direct communication to relevant senior stakeholders.
  • Leads moderately-complex communications and/or negotiations with internal or external clients.
  • May also own project proposal, statements of work and specifications, and estimations of costs and ensure alignment to strategic business objectives.
  • Identifies and manages program enhancements and process improvements.
  • Conducts project reviews through the life of the project.

Qualifications:
  • A BA/BS degree, from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 8 years' project management experience
  • Experience in Enterprise sector (wireless and mobile computing) integration and delivery of large projects
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Experience in communications and presentations with senior leadership
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Expert level experience using PC based documentation tools including MS Office and MS Project