Senior Project Manager
The Nielsen Company - Tampa Bay, FL

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Description

Nielsen is seeking a Sr. Project Manager for the Converged Product Line (CPL) initiative. This program is intended to re-platform a suite of applications, which enable the Claritas business and support Location, Consumer, and Market Analytics. The objectives of this program are:

Protect and enable business growth by creating a streamlined user experience across all Claritas analytics products

Achieve productivity / efficiency gains from streamlining processes through technology solutions.

Shorten the life-cycles of all custom analytics, and thereby deliver client satisfaction and incremental revenue

Reduce technology risks within the core business platforms and establish a foundational platform to enable future growth

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for the overall management and delivery of several work streams within the CPL program. The position will have heavy interaction with the Product Engineering Development team to manage the overall schedule and delivery of CPL functionality. The position is responsible for reporting accurate status, mitigating risks and resolving issues to maintain the overall health of the project. The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for maintaining an up to date project plan to ensure the CPL requirements are implemented on schedule.

Qualifications

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for the following:
Coordinate with all stakeholders and dependent projects to develop detailed project schedules.

Build and maintain accurate project plan to ensure successful delivery of approved business functionality

Coordinate cross-functional team to reach agreement on scope, approach, assumptions, dependencies, risk and budget.

Facilitate meetings to decompose scope into project tasks and deliverables

Ensure that project plans meet over project timelines and budget constraints

Manage approved projects through the lifecycle, including change requests, issues management, risk management

Maintain accurate status report for assigned work streams

Facilitate status calls with team members to track action items and critical path issues.

Coordinate with other project managers to identify dependencies

Identify and resolve resource conflicts and any slippage in schedule

Identify and resolve critical issues with urgency; Clearing roadblocks for the Development team

Facilitate project meetings to resolve risks, issues, or requests for scope change

Maintain up to date issue log

Qualifications

The Sr. Project Manager requires the following qualifications:

6+ years of software project management experience on large projects ($4M+, 30+ developers)

Flexibility to travel at least once a month

Experience working with remotely located teams (onshore and offshore) in a matrix organization

Experience working in a structured software development life cycle

Experience leading and facilitating technical meetings

Strong leadership capabilities to manage remote or indirect resources

Strong communication and problems solving skills required

Innovative leader with strong facilitation and influencing skills

Proven record to deliver results on time

The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in both verbal & written communications

Exercise initiative, discretion and judgment in making decisions.

Respond effectively to individuals and promote understanding and partnership among them.

Expertise in the ability to facilitate communications between different managers and different departments to resolve issues.

Strong planning and logistical capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:
PMI Certification

Bachelor of Science degree with preferred major in statistics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, economics or other quantitative major

Six-Sigma

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