Business and Project Leadership
This position will coordinate all activity for projects. They act as the primary liaison to the end customer and various stakeholders to communicate project activities. As the main customer contact, they are responsible for defining the scope on projects, setting and controlling customer expectations and maintaining the overall customer relationship. This role co-manages the functional and technical track leads of the project, defines application requirements and project priorities. This position contributes to the achievement of business objectives by identifying opportunities for effective use of technology and coordinating the development, implementation and support of IT solutions. This includes analyzing department needs and planning/recommending appropriate applications systems to user departments and senior management. In this capacity, they must maintain awareness of current IT projects within the business and planned projects in their own IT group to promote application sharing.
The Senior Project Manager is an experienced project management professional. They provide leadership on one or more projects and give direction to both employees and contract resources. Incumbents must have the ability to develop and maintain fully integrated project plans, which specify project goals, deliverables, staffing, scheduling, risk assessment, contingency planning, resource allocation and cost analysis. They are responsible for monitoring and reporting to management on the status of project efforts and are held accountable for controlling project plans and costs. This includes consulting with management to review project proposals to determine goals, period, and procedures for accomplishing project staffing requirements and allotment of resources. This role assures that project team members adhere to internal standards, established methodologies and procedures for project reporting, design, development, documentation, and quality assurance. They coordinate and often participate in the preparation of detailed application requirements specifications, process redesign sessions and change management programs
The Senior Project Manager is highly organized, articulate, detail oriented, and comfortable leading and delegating within a team structure. Incumbents must be able to interact with individuals at all levels. They facilitate communication between technical and non technical resources on a project. This includes the coordination of teams in different areas and regions, including external clients. Senior Project Managers foster and maintain good working relationships with customers and IT colleagues to meet expected customer service levels. They possess good coaching skills and regularly coach team members. As a team leader, they plan work for others to meet project deadlines.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Business, Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
6-8 years of direct experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of project development and execution.
An understanding of basic concepts, terminology and practical application of current and emerging technologies.
Solid understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile development concepts.
Expertise in the use and application of project management software. Experienced leadership of cross functional teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to express complex technical concepts in audience appropriate terms.
Ability to work without close supervision, keeping focused on short and longterm objectives.
Strong organizational skills, very detail oriented.
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. Proven flexibility in managing competing priorities.
Excellent analytical skills for identifying and solving problems. Experienced negotiator, with strong facilitation skills.
Experience in defining and leading IT projects within and SAP technology environment Project Management Professional (PMP) certification