DW Project Manager
Alleare Consulting - Richardson, TX

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Houston, TX or Richardson, TX

This is a position within the Development Services department of the Client Delivery Services business unit. This individual manages projects as part of a team designing software solutions supporting clients' relationship marketing activities. Software solutions include creating data warehouses and data marts of clients' customers and prospects; creating extract, transform and load (ETL) data movement processes; creating automated reports; and creating data extraction processes supporting client's marketing campaigns. This is not a traditional PM role. Project Manager needs to be able to perform business analyst's tasks in regard to understanding various industry business models, client business operations and economics, and translation of business needs into technical requirements. In addition, there is an emphasis on software application implementation/customization rather than new development.

Duties / Responsibilities:
Working under general supervision or independently, this individual performs the following functions:

: Manage projects to create or modify data warehouses, data marts, and reports to meet client requirements

: Interact frequently with account managers, architects, clients, and managers

: Understand client business and industry models and needs

: Translate business needs into requirements

: Map requirements to packaged software components and identify gaps

: Prioritize requirements and manage client expectations

: Schedule tasks, monitor and communicate progress

: Establish project scope and manage scope changes

: Develop project plans, requirement documents and other system documentation in accordance with established processes and policies

: Coordinate external supporting activities such as training and testing

: Identify issues and manage resolution

Minimum Job Requirements and Essential Physical Functions:
: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent

: Seven years relevant job experience

: Ability to travel and work overtime as required

: Ability to use a computer with mouse and keyboard

: Ability to view a computer screen

: Ability to remain at a computer terminal for extended periods of time while performing assigned tasks

Skill / Knowledge / Experience Requirements:
: Good interpersonal skills; assertive, but flexible and diplomatic

: Good problem-solving skills

: Good communication skills in both verbal and written English

: Experience in leading the implementation of commercial off the shelf applications and/or pre-developed application components

: Proven ability to quickly understand critical client business needs (understanding of consumer marketing and communication techniques, approaches, and tools is a plus)

: Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies; PMI certification is a plus

: Knowledge of data warehousing and BI reporting fundamentals

: Proven ability to plan, coordinate and direct the activities of others

: Good user skills with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

: Ability to write queries using Structured Query Language (SQL) using such tools as TOAD or PL/SQL Developer

: Experience managing projects for external clients (experience with "Big 4" consulting firms a plus)

: Experience managing large data warehouse projects

: Experience managing BI reporting projects

: Experience transforming business needs into technical requirements