Job Description :
IT Project Manager - ERP/BI/Sharepoint/Portal Implementation
Location: Watsonville, CA
Duration: 12 months


MS Project Server experience required
1. One PM will manage a BI implementation
2. One PM will manage a portal/SharePoint implementation

Need a PMP certified PM with ERP implementation experience or if they have implemented BI systems exp, contract through the end of the year.
They run Dynamics AX, but any ERP or Bi systems is okay.


JOB SUMMARY:
The Senior IT Project Manager assumes responsibility for leading and managing IT-related projects and programs across the organization. This role will be part of the Driscoll’s Program Management Office (PMO) that supports the global enterprise in the planning & execution of the project portfolio. The Sr. IT Project Manager is accountable and responsible for developing & executing project plans for multiple, simultaneous mid to large scale projects during all phases of the project lifecycle and partnering with IT teams, Driscoll’s business units and vendors/partners to provide excellent service and deliver quality projects on-time and within budget.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Require a minimum of 8-10 years progressive experience in a project/program management role, preferably in a PMO environment, with a proven track record of delivering complex, larger scale, global technology projects on time and within budget
Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or comparable field of study required
PMP Certification desired
Experience implementing ERP systems (MS Dynamics AX strongly preferred) with an emphasis on Finance, Order to Cash, Supply Chain and BI Business functions desired
Experience managing remote and geographically distributed project teams
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to deal with ambiguity and lead through change
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives and work collaboratively and cohesively in a team environment
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, vendors, and other departments
Ability to influence through a global, multi-site matrix organization is essential
Extensive experience planning and managing projects within various SDLC methodologies i.e. Agile and Waterfall
Extensive experience managing project budgets and managing and controlling project-related costs including budget variances. Knowledge of Earned Value Management a plus
Experience in organizational change management and continuous process improvement
Vendor Relationship Management experience, including the creation and execution of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements
Extensive experience working with MS Project Professional and MS Enterprise Project Server (2010 preferred)
Must be able to maintain a valid California Driver’s License with the ability to be insured under company-sponsored liability insurance plan
Must be legally authorized to work in the US/California.

RESPONSIBLITITES:
1) Responsible for delivering projects and programs that adhere to defined PMO processes and industry standard best practices.
2) Develop and manage project management plans, schedules and budgets and provide consistent and comprehensive project updates, ongoing cost analysis, risk and issue management and resolution.
3) Effectively direct, manage and control all project activities and deliverables, through all phases of the project lifecycle ensuring a successful delivery that is on time and within budget on all assigned projects.
4) Escalate functional, quality and timeline issues appropriately to ensure successful achievement of project goals and objectives.
5) Develop and maintain productive working relationships with external vendors, business partners and internal IT teams.
6) Coach and mentor project team members and partner across the organization to share lessons learned and best practices.
7) Manage, monitor and track project-related costs, including budget variances.
8) Keep project owners and sponsors well informed of progress, challenges, risks and issues. Analyze and present updates regarding project performance, risks, issues, mitigation plans and change requests.
9) Ensure timely and accurate communication with management and project team members throughout the life cycle of the project.
10) Prepare and/or present documentation to PMO and business stakeholders.