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Job Summary

Company
Airlines Reporting Corporation
Location
Arlington, VA 22201
Industries
All
Job Reference Code
14-0010

Senior Project Manager - Product Development

About the Job

The Senior Project Manager plays a critical role in the planning, scheduling, monitoring and execution of projects done in support of business objectives or sponsored by IS. The primary job responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager are to thoroughly understand the scope, schedule, budget, and conditions of satisfaction for a project, while scheduling resources, monitoring task completion, serving as the day to day point of contact for business stakeholders, and managing stakeholder expectations to ensure the project delivers the agreed upon scope within its budget and time constraints. The Senior Project Manager is expected to interface with both the IT and business organizations to ensure that the appropriate processes are followed and deliverables produced. Excellent oral/written communication skills, stakeholder management skills, multitasking capabilities, and software development lifecycle knowledge (e.g., waterfall, iterative, etc.) will be needed to excel in this position.  The Senior Project Manager is accountable for the success of all projects under his or her supervision.  Throughout the project lifecycle the Senior Project Manager is responsible for making appropriate tradeoffs with the project team to mitigate any risks or issues.  The Senior Project Manager will lead multiple projects for a legacy system modernization effort.


 


·         Facilitate successful project definition, planning, budgeting, scheduling, resourcing, and lead high performance project teams


·         Manage projects within scope, quality, time, and cost constraints with minimal oversight from PM Manager or Program Manager


·         Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and project demands


·         Manage day-to-day project team activities and stakeholder communications


·         Effectively apply project  management methodology and enforce project processes and standards accordingly


·         Identify project resource needs, obtain necessary resources, define project team roles, and ensure healthy team dynamics


·         Form strong project teams by proactively leading, coaching, and motivating team members, facilitating relationship building among team members, and identifying and resolving conflict


·         Coordinate the efforts of team members from multiple groups into a coordinated project effort


·         Provide overall management direction for project and be accountable for project results


·         Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately


·         Manage project schedule and budget against baseline


·         Effectively manage project scope by ensuring any changes are documented and approved through the change control process


·         Proactively identify project issues and risks and create successful action plans for resolving issues and mitigating risks; minimize project exposure and risk


·         Resolve and/or escalate issues and risks in a timely fashion


·         Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to management, project  team, and other project stakeholders


·         Effectively facilitate Lessons Learned sessions after project delivery in order to indentify successful and unsuccessful project elements


·         Proactively set and manage project stakeholder expectations


·         Build strong relationships with business stakeholders and develop a deep understanding of their business objectives


·         Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and strengthen stakeholder relationships


·         Communicate effectively with business stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions as appropriate



Requirements:

·         10+ years of experience managing large scale, complex IT projects (i.e., Legacy Modernization, Custom Development, Data Migration)


·         BS or MS in a technical field or related area


·         MBA preferred


·         PMP Certification preferred


Technical Skills all are required.


·         Hands on experience managing legacy modernization projects of medium to high complexity


·         Demonstrated history of delivering complex technical projects from initiation to implementation


·         Hands on experience developing complex, multi-year project schedules and managing large project budgets


·         Proficient with Project Management tools. (MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.)


·         Strong knowledge of PMI project management standards and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) or equivalent methodology


·         Strong knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative)


Soft Skills


·         Proven ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization


·         Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills


·         Goal-oriented, action-focused, highly organized and possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills


·         Strong team leadership skills


·         Ability to influence, motivate, build consensus, and mobilize teams and business partners


·         Proven ability to deliver projects successfully in an environment with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability


·         Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to accommodate different situations and requirements


·         Excellent task management, organization, and team collaboration skills


·         Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment


·         Excellent command of written and verbal communication for all levels of stakeholders, including demonstrated history of direct communication with Executives


·         Strong presentation skills


·         Sound business and technology acumen


·         Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity.


·         Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively


·         Strong stakeholder management skills


·         Excellent ability to work in a team environment as a focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure


·         Strong work ethic and willingness to take ownership of wide-ranging responsibilities


·         Persistence, resourcefulness, drive, and ability to work proactively


 


 


EOE   M/F/D/V   Females and Minorities Encouraged to Apply


 



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