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TS&M IT Project Manager

IT Project Manager needed in Central Michigan! 

We are seeking a IT Project Manager for one of our direct clients in Central Michigan! This consultant will be responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, and escalating associated risks, issues and change requests appropriately. The project manager oversees the work of project-based resources and assists with performance reviews.  They will provide feedback to the Project Management Office (PMO) and the TS&M Project Manager Team Lead for recommendations for process improvement and for capturing lessons learned for sharing across the organization. Additionally, they will be responsible for ensuring that the organizational change management activities are planned for and implemented.  The IT PM is typically responsible for projects or portions of projects in the range of 1M-10M.

Additional Responsibilities Include:
  • Accountable for successful project delivery, where success is defined in partnership between the IT and Business Partners, with a focus on efficiency and Business Partner satisfaction
  • Accountable for performance against financial parameters while monitoring and reporting on budgetary aspects of project
  • Operates with significant autonomy and latitude in meeting business objectives and enabling efficient project delivery 
  • Oversee the creation of project artifacts, such as project plans, metrics, team and stakeholder communications, resource requirements and schedules
  • Manage all aspects of IT projects, including scope, schedule, cost, resources, quality and dependencies throughout the project lifecycle
  • Develop and maintain project cost estimates, budgets and financial forecasts
  • Identify and acquire project resources
  • Monitor and report project performance against the project plan and take corrective action when required
  • Ensure that requirements are developed, understood and prioritized
  • Ensure that deliverables meet the agreed upon requirements and are completed on schedule, within budget, and with the defined level of quality
  • Manage the project risk, issue and change control process and the work of project-based resources and the day-to-day interactions with suppliers
  • Provide guidance for team members and review overall progress
  • Provide critical feedback to the individual members and/or the team member’s manager when necessary
  • Assist with the performance reviews for project-based resources as required
  • Ensure projects follow all company and departmental policies, procedures, and standards
  • Identify and highlight risks and issues within the project and escalate appropriately
  • Devise effective mitigation and escalation strategies to address risks
  • Lead regular project reviews with project sponsors and stakeholders

Project Details:
  • Role: TS&M Project Manager
  • Length: 6 months
  • Location: Central Michigan
  • Work week: Mon-Fri
  • Start: 03/27/2018
Required Skills:
  • 10+ years of experience working in an enterprise-size IT environment
  • 7+ years as an IT Project Manager
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required
  • Experience managing IT projects, including monitoring scope, schedule, cost, quality, dependencies, and benefits throughout the project lifecycle
  • Proven experience developing baseline and maintain project plans, including and financial forecasts and performing against financial targets
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to oversee and manage a team in order to enable successful project delivery
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment and to positively influence and collaborate
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence and negotiate to ensure positive outcomes in the delivery of services, including the ability to communicate effectively to both internally and externally facing organizations
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Experience in a multi-vendor environment with previous vendor management responsibility
  • Experience with RFP processes and negotiating contracts
Preferred Skills:
  • SAP experience
  • Energy industry background that includes a working knowledge of effectively mapping technology to business challenges
  • Agile methodology experience
  • Knowledge of lean concepts and the quality system framework

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