Project Manager
DFA - Kansas City, MO

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The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in the field of computer science, information technology or business administration
  • 5+ years experience in project management, process development or management experience
  • Direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Strong familiarity with project management software
  • Familiar with programming languages
  • Database and operating systems experience
  • Competent and proficient understanding of platforms
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management
  • Technically competent with various software programs

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