Drive planning/scheduling: develop and maintain program master schedules and milestones, budgets, work plans and resource requirements. Establish routine update & communication process: update status, risk management, mitigation and recovery actions. Develop program indicators to push information to internal teams and management. Manage planning and budgeting for multiple projects.
In-depth knowledge and experience using fundamental project management life cycle methodology - including Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Closure.
In-depth knowledge and experience of fundamental software development life cycle methodology - including Waterfall, Agile, and Iterative.
In-depth knowledge and experience of fundamental project management tools and documentation - including Communication Plan, Budget Tracking, Issue Log, Risk Log, Work Breakdown Structure, and Project Schedule
Experience working as part of a multi-location cross-functional global team
Produce accurate and well-written project status reports
Conduct effective project stakeholder meetings utilizing meeting agendas and meeting notes
Effective time tracking and resource allocation skills
In-depth understanding of project financial management
In-depth understanding of risk management
Excellent negotiation, bargaining and communication skills
Lead projects effectively and drive them forward using a tactful and consensus-building approach
Excellent staff and project team management skills
Ability to produce process and procedure documentation.
Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously and manage time effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
Less than 5% travel
College Bachelor's degree required
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
5+ years of project management experience
To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to work toward mastering the following competencies:
Fast learning - willing and able to learn new principles and tools; practices and demonstrates application of newly learned tools and techniques promptly; comfortable with asking questions for clarification
Strong interpersonal skills -able to converse with and engage diversely skilled people at multiple levels of the organization
Well organized - can assimilate data and information in an orderly manner for timely recall; good time management and planning skills
Results oriented and proactive - works well without persistent supervision; drives to address issues; produces to established timelines; takes informed and educated risks; plans for contingencies and meets deadlines consistently
Firm grounding in analytical techniques - good mathematics and analytic capabilities; has experience with, or is able to grasp, statistics and mathematical approaches to problem solving; is facile with measurement, data collection, and data presentations
Strong facilitation and adult learning techniques - recognizes the value of learning through participation and hands-on experiences; good platform and teaching skills; can simplify and explain complex concepts; comfortable with providing JIT training of tools for teams; expresses work and life experiences as analogies
Well respected by leaders, peers, and coworkers - recognized as a consistent high performer; comfortable with communicating with all levels in the organization; respects people; often exceeds expectations; maintains a balance of work and personal life
Change agent - aware of and responsive to the behavioral aspects of process and cultural change; able to rally organization and management support for changes
Strong communication skills - articulate in speech and writing; effective in group presentation and communications; clearly communicates scope and expectations; effective listening skills; open to and accepts new ideas and others points of view
Good team-building and motivational skills - works well with diverse teams; engages team members; can focus teams toward common goals; understands principles of group dynamics; good conflict-resolution skills
Project management experience - understands the concept of project milestones and deliverables; ability to stay within a project scope, allocate the right resources, and accomplish project within the established time frame
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