Senior Project Leader

Agile Certification
Contract W2
Depends on Experience

Job Description


  • Help drive Projects or Programs in their support area and ensure they are delivered on-time, within budget and at the right level of quality.
  • Helping to drive projects or programs within the organization thru the entire life of the project (initiate, plan, execute, control, close).
  • Handles large projects/programs that require more complex stakeholder management and cuts across multiple stakeholders including Senior Director, Director, Service Delivery Managers and Suppliers.
  • Leads the cross functional project/program teams ensuring individuals have clarity on responsibilities, they develop the schedule, proactively manage risks and issues across his/her projects or programs and drive successful completion of projects or programs on time, within budget and with the right level of quality.
  • Leads and directs high-priority / very complex projects or programs, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.
  • Drives necessary requirements gathering activities to scope out the project or program and build out necessary artifacts like a project charter
  • Leads or generates necessary communications and deployment activities for your projects or programs
  • Drives stakeholder management working with key stakeholders (e.g. business, IT management, external vendors) to establish and gain consensus on project/program goals, objectives and deliverables.
  • Actively manage scope of projects /programs and measure performance to assure the project/program is progressing as compared to scope, plan and budget.
  • Develops and executes a work plan obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are completed.
  • Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Develop the budget for a project or program and ensure that the project/program is being delivered at or under budget.
  • Provide necessary details around project/program financials to the Portfolio Managers
  • Proactively manage risk and issues and makes recommendations based on current project/program status to resolve issues and manage risks.
  • Manages a risk, mitigation plan.
  • Ensures a smooth transition to Operational / Run support post application deployment.
  • Ensure that the projects/programs that are being managed, adhere to the standards set by the Global Technology PMO and ensure their project/program details are updated and maintained according to those standards within the Clarizen tool



  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, technology, business administration, finance, engineering, or related fields.
  • Advanced degree is beneficial
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification preferred
  • Agile Certification preferred
  • ITIL/ITSM foundations preferred
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and best practices applied to technology.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management tools such as MS Project, Clarizen, Smartsheets, Excel, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of portfolio management, portfolio risk management, and performance metrics management.
  • Strong knowledge of resource management and allocation
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors
  • Demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff and all levels of management
  • Ability to identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders and sponsors
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and spur change and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment.
  • Ability to facilitate and drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Request for Proposal (RFP) processes and supplier contract management.
  • Ability to lead and manage outsource project/program teams
  • Strong Project/Program Management competencies and understanding of how to apply PM processes for pragmatic approach to project/program management
  • Strong deployment background and understanding of how-to best plan and execute technology based projects/programs
  • Strong operational and financial acumen (driving best value through projects/programs)
  • Strong understanding of business analysis, change management and performance improvement concepts.
  • Self-confident, results oriented, persuasive and influential.
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management Capabilities with experience holding all types of leadership levels accountable.
  • 8+ years of proven experience in Stakeholder Management and Project/Program Management including planning, organizing, monitoring, and leading complex projects/programs with a technology focus
  • 5+years in systems and project/program management, including building workflow maps, project/program timelines, and artifacts.
  • 5+ Strong practical experience in IT services- Network, Architecture, Service Now, End User Computing, Financial applications, Cloud based organizations
  • Demonstrate and Educate as a Deep Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Stakeholder Management and Project/Program Management processes and tools.
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and provide necessary structure for projects/programs
  • Experience with software methodology development processes.
  • Ability to create presentations and write business cases for senior leadership.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple key business priorities.
  • Complex problem-solving and ability to work well under minimal supervision
  • Project/Program budgeting/costing expertise.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Ability to influence without authority and work in a matrix organizational environment
  • Proficiency with MS Office, MS Project and Visio
  • Must be familiar with system scope and project/program objectives, and the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team.
  • Experience leading large-scale, complex projects/programs spanning multiple organizations or business units


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Position Id : 22274A-Sy##
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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