Senior Project Manager
Fast Switch, Ltd. - Blacklick, OH

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Senior Project Manager. Our client in Columbus, Ohio has an exciting contract-to-hire opportunity available for a Senior Project Manager, who will be responsible for implementing large scale projects in a complex multi-platform environment. He or she defines and manages the project: scope, budget, timelines/project plan, resources, deliverables, issues, risks/risk mitigation plans, quality, change control, communication plan, etc.

Essential Accountabilities:
Responsible for managing the day to day operations of all phases of the project including: hosting, architecture, requirements gathering, design, development/configuration, conversion, integration, testing, organizational change management & go live.
Develops and manages milestone based Statements of Work (SOW)
Anticipates and manages project risk
Recommends mitigation and corrective actions
Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
Proactively manage changes in project scope
Lead a diverse team of internal resources and consultants
Prepare and deliver presentations, communications, KPI reports and status updates to various audiences including PMO, Steering Committees, C-level, business users, etc.
Manages the onshore/offshore implementation partner relationship and SLA oversight including reviewing vendor deliverables, holding vendors accountable for meeting timelines and milestones, etc.
OverseeSoftware Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology to ensure the project business needs and benefits are met and that the overall technology solution aligns to functional and technical requirements.
Builds and maintains a positive, collaborative relationship across all disciplines, while ensuring that key business drivers are met
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
Ensure that all business requirements are met
Provide performance feedback on ongoing basis to individuals on the team.

Knowledge & Experience:
Bachelors Degree required in MIS, Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience is required.
Minimum of 10-15 years of broad based technology experience in complex organizations
Minimum of five years of Enterprise Class Systems implementation Project Management experience
Excellent analytical, multi-tasking, problem solving communication (verbal and written), and facilitation / organizational skills
Experience in effectively managing an onshore/offshore implementation model
Successful track record of managing multiple large, complex projects
Experience managing a performance test phase for a large project
Strong client facing skills
Thorough understanding of project management and application development lifecycle.
Demonstrated ability to develop reliable project timelines and deliver against established timelines
Utilize and implement project management processes and methodologies for IT that ensure projects are delivered on-time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards, and meet the customer's expectations
Possess high-level knowledge and proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices, and change management techniques.
Solid project management skills related to project planning and control, scope management, issue and risk management, and quality management
Proven ability to build, develop, motivate and lead a large team
Extensive experience in creating high quality project plans using Microsoft Project
Working knowledge of defect tracking tools such as HP Quality Center

Preferred Qualifications:
Senior level Project Management experience in full lifecycle Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Projects preferred. Experience in Oracle SOA Suite & Informatica projects preferred.
Senior Level Project Management experience in Digital Asset Management and Content Rights & Permissions Management preferred
Senior level Project Management experience in eCommerce Projects preferred.
Senior level Project Management experience in full lifecycle Enterprise Class Systems implementations such as Oracle eBusiness Suite implementations (11.5.10 or greater), Enterprise Data Warehouse, CRM, etc preferred.
Infrastructure project management a plus
Working knowledge of HP-Project and Portfolio Management is a plus
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred
Experience with major enterprise class systems implementation methodologies such as AIM is a plus
Tier 1 Consulting experience a plus

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a 17-year-old IT Consulting company with offices in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI doing business in almost half the states in the union. Were a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused. You are our most important asset!

Weve differentiated ourselves by being creative, flexible, and fast. Throw out everything youve heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. Were different. Our consultants and clients tell us so, and its our great people who make the difference! We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays 85% of premium)
Vision
Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
Long Term Disability (100% paid)
Life Insurance (100% paid)
401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Training
Education Reimbursement

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

We have won the Columbus Business First Fast 50 award 4 times in the last 5 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

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