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Job Description

*This is a 1+ year contract role, with the possibility of a hire at the end*

*This is working for a firm in the financial industry so must have good credit, can't have a bankruptcy or past credit issues*

The Senior Project Manager provides direction, oversight and thought leadership to the company strategic project and program initiatives. The role is required to manage across IT and the business functions depending on the strategic initiative. They must have the ability to manage complexity, learn quickly and apply learnings to manage the work. The Sr. PM role must lead project initiatives and is responsible for the day-to-day operation, direction and control of the project. This includes creating and managing the project plan, issues and risks, as well as, developing and implementing a communication plan that includes reporting of status to all stakeholders and coordination of information. The role will also demonstrate change leadership and take a global/enterprise view on how projects can support company growth.

Major Responsibilities - Describe the essential functions and/or the specific duties and tasks of work performed.

  • Overall project and program coordination and management for one or more cross-functional projects or programs including: Scope Management, Budget and Cost Management, Project Work Plans, Project Interdependencies, Project Resource Management, Project Issues and Risks

  • Responsible for ensuring on-time, on-budget high quality delivery of various technology projects, associated with stabilizing and enhancing current mission-critical business applications

  • Work with Executive Project Sponsors and project teams to drive project execution.

  • Show leadership within the project team to ensure the right level of collaboration between the business/IT and deliver the strategic projects. Help build and enterprise approach through the projects.

  • Build team morale and manage interpersonal conflicts

  • Manage communication (including status reporting) with all areas of the organization that impacts scope, budget, risk and resources

  • Develop and implement project management processes and methodology

  • Negotiate agreements and commitments to help drive the project from initiation to closure.


  • BS in Computer Science, Business Administration or Management Information Systems or related field.

  • A minimum of 12 years of technical and business work experience.

  • A minimum of 10 years of IT experience including 8+ years of experience in an IT project management role.

  • PMP Certification.

  • Ability to travel when required (approximately 10% of the time)

  • Merger and acquisition experience a plus

  • Strong project and program management

  • Team leadership skills to establish, monitor, and achieve project goals with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to manage complexity

  • Critical thinking

  • Review project proposals and assist in creation of business cases

  • Ability to manage ambiguity in a developing organization

  • Excellent written communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to clearly, concisely, and persuasively compose correspondence and narrative reports, which communicate messages consistent to both internal and external audiences, using appropriate tone, grammar, and word usage.

  • Excellent verbal communications- including the demonstrated ability to listen and to communicate

  • Work effectively in team environment

  • Analytical and negotiation skills

  • Effective time management

  • Advisement and mentoring

  • Multi-tasking

  • Operational Excellence

  • Solid understanding of current technologies

  • Business Analysis

  • Confident self-starter who requires minimal supervision, comfortable with ambiguity and very adaptable

  • Flexibility

  • Ability to establish, monitor, and achieve project goals with minimal supervision

  • Effectively and persuasively communicate with individuals and groups.

  • Excellent presentations skills.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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