Job Description :
Senior Project Manager
Raleigh, NC, United States
Contract




The Client is a senior project manager to manage the implementation of a statewide IT project. This lead project management role will work with the selected vendor to complete implementation of the system. This position will be responsible for working with senior-level business executives, IT personnel, and business program resources to execute project requirements and manage stakeholder expectations. This position will manage the day to day activities for the project and complete all input to the State Project Management (Touchdown) system.

Responsibilities

Developing detailed project schedule, budget and monitoring expenditures
Developing and maintaining all required project management artifacts following PMBOK guidelines
Supervising implementation activities, ensuring that project plans and schedules are established and maintained, ensuring that deliverables are completed timely and accurately
Establishing project governance, conducting formal presentations, coordinating with all project stakeholders and ensure that appropriate project controls are instituted
Serving as an IT management liaison to the business client
Working with business stakeholders to develop necessary project management, rollout and training plans
Working with the technical team to ensure technical readiness during implementation
Working with vendors to manage contract deliverables, oversee all vendor activities to ensure that all the milestones are met

Skills:
The selected candidate must be a results-oriented individual with a very strong work ethic and must be able to demonstrate excellent IT Project Management, negotiation, communication and problem-solving skills.
Capable of leading effective project meetings that are tailored to the audience
Ability to create simple to complex project plans, timelines and work breakdown structures using project management tools
Ability to write and present effective project materials, including presentations and status reports
Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, clients and other IT personnel.
Ability to effectively identify and resolve system or business process/project issues.
Ability to build, influence, lead and motivate effective teams towards end results
Strong analytical skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including development of project