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Note: Hiring Managers are looking for Project Managers with PMO experience who have experience managing portfolios of multiple concurrent projects, ideally cross-divisional projects. Person should be experienced in project reporting and metrics. On the other hand, person must also be responsbile for hands-on project management and be able to interface directly with business users and development teams to provide direct hands on project management over software development projects; must have strong knowledge of SDLC. Person must express desire for both aspects of position (PMO and Direct Project Mgmt).
Position Description and Requirements:
Project Manager (Enterprise Technology Projects)
Enterprise Technology Projects is an internal Technology project management consultancy with a strong track record in multidisciplinary project execution. The team is establishing a presence in New York to provide dedicated project management services to Corporate Technology.
The core responsibilities include establishing and running project management services for Corporate Technology - supporting local teams in NY as well as providing global project support in collaboration with global counterparts.
Key responsibilities include:
Development and implementation of project management processes, including risks & issues tracking and general change management controls.
Communication with development teams, IT senior management and clients on project related issues, status and metrics.
Managing adherence to project management standards
Creating or helping to create detailed project plans including effort estimates and resource requirements.
Establishing and tracking project budgets
Facilitation of meetings with clients, project teams and sponsors.
Meeting management and action tracking.
Experience of delivering project management services that add value and transparency to the overall software development function.
Proven ability to influence and lead project direction to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Detailed understanding of SDLC methodologies
Excellent hands-on experience of MS Project, MS Office, SharePoint and Visio.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a global team
Self-starter able to execute with minimal supervision
Accurate, tenacious & delivery focused
Willingness and enthusiasm to execute full range of PM activities from low level tasks (including minutes and actions etc) to high level advisory activities.
Successful candidates must be technically credible and have the ability to manage projects independently.
Ability to implement efficient project management processes across a large number of projects and groups
Minimum 5 – 7 years of project management experience in the financial services industry or in a top tier management consulting firm
MBA, or other technology and/or business related graduate education
Technical background in development or infrastructure
Formal project management qualifications (i.e. PMI)
Experience of financial accounting
Business analysis skills
Notes from conversation with manager:
This is a new group which is setting up a new PMO for corp technology covering Finance, Legal, Compliance, HR. It's a large, global organization. The organization is led out of London by the Program manager for the London office. The NYC program is expected to be ramped up to team of 10 PM's. As this is a new group with a new PMO being set up, any senior candidates, must have experience not only working in a PMO, but setting one up for a large organization; this organization will have a $4B budget. They must also demonstrate they're self sufficient, self starters in order to be productive in this newly formed group. Most or all of the projects will be software development projects so all PM's must have strong background project managing software development initiatives and they must have deep understanding of SDLC and related concepts. Ideally, the PM would even have a prior background in software develpoment, but strong high level knowledge of OO development practices and SDLC will suffice. The person MUST also bring some domain expertise to the table. It's not sufficient to have an expert knowledge of PMO and Project Management Methodologies - Person must have some knowledge of one of the business vertical's, eg: Finance or Accounting. Person must also have thorough knowledge and experience with change management. Must also have experience/ability to interact with C-Level executives. Mgr would prefer someone with experience dealing with / working btwn multiple organizations.