Director of Special Projects
Symmetria Resource Solutions - Jackson, MS

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Our client is a fast growing culture and client driven professional services firm looking for their new Director of Special Projects. Ideal professional is to plan, execute and close projects according to schedule and within budget. This position works closely with the COO in managing and implementing firms projects, programs, and activities that further the main objectives. This position will coordinate with various partners, committees and other functional areas as assigned to provide assistance and support. The successful candidate will display proven project ownership and experience throughout the entire project lifecycle. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating activities of project resources to deliver results.

Description of duties:
  • Proactively handle day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects from beginning to end
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues and devise contingency plans
  • Serve as Project Manager/Implementer of end-to-end system development life cycle of both major and minor projects
  • Develop and execute full-scale project plans and associated communications documents
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to project resources and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Manage problem-solving and dispute resolution of project issues
  • Acts as an effective liaison between project stakeholders and align the firms s various resources and capabilities to project needs
  • Define project requirements
  • Develop costing proposals for new and existing projects, perform risk analysis, and manage change control
  • Provide or contribute to business analysis, and user needs analysis for projects
  • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project

Symmetria Resource Solutions is committed to deliver the best quality service in matching highly qualified professionals with select companies nationwide.

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  • Bachelors degree with 5+ years direct work experience providing senior level technology and/or business project management with emphasis on business software application implementation
  • Minimum 3+ years of direct project management experience which included leading teams of both technical and business resources
  • Certification in Project Management preferred (PMP)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading large, complex custom software development projects utilizing the Microsoft stack, including SharePoint
  • SQL query development and implementation experience a plus
  • Strong ability to work independently or in a team-oriented, collaborative environment while applying senior level experience to business and technology project decision-making
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience with each phase of the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Competent and proficient with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with integration of HRIS and other enterprise systems a plus
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion through political sensitivity
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other practices
*Relocation is available for this position.