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Robert Half International Project Manager/Sr. Consultant in Piscataway, New Jersey

Description

The overall purpose of this position is to serve as an IT advocate to the Business Users and is responsible for managing

multiple approved IT projects. Responsible for producing project plans, business requirements documentation, and regular

status reports to the Business Users. The IT Project Manager partners with the business to ensure IT projects align with

business user requirements, capabilities and strategic outcomes. The IT Project Manager also performs business analysis

related tasks, developing user requirements and translating them into Business Requirements Specifications.

The incumbent should be a detail oriented, UX focused, experienced Senior Project Manager who can gather requirements, guide

the development and QA teams in creating information-rich user interfaces, and orchestrating the path from complex concept

to easy to use solution. The IT Project Manager leads collaboration discussions with both a team of technical experts and a

savvy group of product owners while guiding team members through the applied project process. The incumbent is among a

team that understands the end user best, focuses on solving problems (with user concerns in mind), articulates all of the

details that will drive to solutions with a goal to improve adoption and usability.

The role typically reports to Director/IT Business Partner and functions as an individual contributor.

Requirements

• Collaborates with developers and subject matter experts to establish technical vision • Manages the full life-cycle of the project and applies the appropriate project management methodologies/tools to define and execute: scope management, schedule management, cost tracking/management as appropriate, resource management, issue/risk management, communications management, change management, and quality management. Ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of projects through organizing, developing and forecasting project plans to ensure delivery meets the needs of the business; Works closely with IT Department Resource Managers with respect to project resource allocation, issue resolution, and risk management; Also interfaces with IT Business Partners and clients across multiple OUs. • Ensures adoption of change, builds strong partnerships, and communications plans with all project stakeholders and project team members; Adheres to IT Project Life Cycle, IT Governance, and other relevant processes as necessary. Actively prepares for/participates in project reviews and reporting. • Leads and engages cross-functional teams that are accountable for design, development and implementation of defined solutions and/or processes as appropriate; Ensures alignment of all project roles and responsibilities and that these are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished through-out the project; Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (ad hoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (including Lessons Learned). Provides project updates and conducts status meetings; Liaises between business, technology and support teams. Creates, maintains, and updates project plans as appropriate. • Working closely with the appropriate Resource Manager, monitors and measures resource assignments against project/task goals and accountabilities. The IT PM I also recommends and identifies opportunities for process improvements, collaborates with developers and subject matter experts to support technical vision • Develops and maintains effective rapport with vendors; Collaborates with vendors as appropriate to understand products/services; Gathers relevant metrics to determine and measure overall vendor quality. Provides feedback on vendor performance; Promotes and ensures knowledge transfer from vendors/contractors to staff • Stays current with emerging project management methods, industry norms, and applies project Lessons Learned; Contributes to the development of the most current, relevant, and innovative project management practices/standards for the IT Project Management Team; Shares knowledge of emerging industry methods, practices, and standards with the IT Project Management team and across the larger PM/BA community IT through informal communities of action; Commits to evolving management of projects to proactively address business and project needs, change management challenges, and communication requirements for a successful project; Contributes to building a community of growing capabilities through personal development, knowledge-sharing, and cross-departmental collaboration to promote agility, efficiency, and innovation

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