Project Manager

Project Manager, IT, Project, Supply Chain, Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint
Full Time

Job Description

Complete Description

Our Customer located in South Bend; Indiana is seeking to hire a Senior Project Manager.

Our customer is an industry leading global product engineering and manufacturing company. This role will service a team working on a related but unique software development effort within that company. The right candidate is someone who thrives at creating process and organization, but still appreciates the need for flexible and fast execution. The ideal candidate will be someone who can join a fantastic team, integrate quickly, and add to the team by bringing organization, predictibality, and visibility to this dynamic independant development program.

Essential Functions

  • IT Operations Program/Project Intake:
    • Oversee the process for initiating new projects and approving/planning project scope.
    • Coordinate between Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, and IT on a project intake process
    • Facilitate meetings to plan, review, and approve projects as needed.
    • Develop and facilitate processes for project prioritization and requirements gathering as needed.
  • Program/Project Planning and Execution:
    • Lead project planning. Prepare charters and other planning documents as needed. Help gather and organize requirements. Build and update project plans.
    • Track and report project status in the best possible tool, either using formal enterprise tools (e.g. ServiceNow), or ad-hoc tools (Excel) to obtain the best outcome for the project and team members.
    • Coordinate with formal and informal project managers/coordinators on active projects. Develop procedures for reporting project status as needed.
    • Hold stakeholders accountable and provide executive visibility into project status. Prepare executive-level status reports and other communications.
    • Develop formal processes, playbooks, templates, and other artifacts as needed.

Required Competencies

  • 5+ years of experience in technology project execution or project management.
  • Candidate needs to be an excellent communicator, and produces professional-grade communications, both written and verbal.
  • Candidate is comfortable with modern collaboration tools, and is able to support projects around the country using various digital platforms (e.g. Microsoft Teams).
  • This position will need to be able to facilitate work between all parts of the business. Does not need to be an expert in any one area, but needs to be comfortable in meetings with operations, finance, IT, supply chain, etc.
  • Candidate is a self-starter, able to proactively identify gaps and make improvements. Comfortable designing and deploying new processes.

Preferred Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in technology project execution or project management.
  • Bachelor's degree beneficial, but not required. Advanced degrees (e.g. MBA) or industry certifications (e.g. PMP), are a bonus and will be considered, but are not required.
  • Experience leading software development in a startup business - or in an R&D department in a larger organization.
  • Experience working as a cousultant or independant contractor is desired.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile and Scrum Methodologies and Processes.
  • Experience working on consumer facing application development projects
  • Experience with program or portfolio management. Candidate should have led or supported multiple simultaneous projects and be familiar with Portfolio/Program/Project structures.
  • Familiarity with IT Operations and/or technology projects. Experience could be with hardware or software technologies, but candidate should have general understanding of business technology and the interaction between technology and processes.
  • Experience using modern productivity and collaboration software, and ability to learn new applications and processes quickly.
    • Examples of relevant project management applications include Microsoft Project or Project Server, Atlassian Jira, Workfront, ServiceNow, Trello.
    • Other relevant applications/tools include Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio, and collaboration platforms like Slack or Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience leading and facilitating meetings and working sessions, especially remotely.

Travel

Occasional travel will be required up to 25%
Dice Id : 10471992
Position Id : 2021-2796
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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