Job Description :
Title: Project Manager
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Duration: Contract/Full Time

Primary Responsibility:
Plan, drive, manage, and ensure successful execution of project process
Monitor project progress to ensure accordance with goals, schedules, and budget
Possess knowledge of IIT Business and Technology will be aligned by Line of Business (LoB)
Responsible for developing the business case and organizing business project groups
Establish positive working relationships with customers, stakeholders and team members
Responsible for creating a business case, organizing business groups, and managing stakeholders
Orchestrate and prepare stakeholder status meetings (e.g. steering committee, program budget review)
Lead project team to deliver business and technical objectives on-time and within budget
Track and execute complete life cycle of project (initiation, planning, estimation, execution, monitoring, controls, lessons learnt, post production close out)
Follow established project management practices including management of scope, requirements, issues, and risks
Create MS Project schedule and utilize the schedule to communicate and manage work efforts
Provide oversight of project budget and maintaining ongoing cost benefit analysis
Report status, baseline variances, issues and risks according to PMO practices
Ensure that all required project deliverables are created and kept up to date
Communicate expectations, plans and requirements of various projects and manage multiple concurrent projects
Project Managers are expected to have knowledge of IIT Business and Technology aligned by LOB Education
Bachelor degree with relevant experience required PMP or PMI certification a plus

Experience:
5+ years Project Management experience within financial services industry and in Investment Management
Demonstrated ability to lead IT implementations and large complex project
Ability to manage multiple projects
Proven experience with MS Office, SharePoint, Visio, or like software
Experience in leading change and managing transitions is highly desirable
Hands-on experience in developing business case with RoI, TCO, Cost-Benefit, Build-Buy, Estimations
Experience with vendor sourcing cycle (RFI, RFP, Proposal reviews) in partnership with vendor management
Experience working in matrixed resource model and managing expectations of stakeholders across divisions
Experience working with Web Services, ACORD Standards and 3rd Party Providers
In depth understanding of IT Infrastructure, Application Development processes and methodologies including Agile and Traditional SDLC is desirable
Detailed understanding of real estate asset lifecycle (example: Commercial Real Estate Loans)
Strong leadership skills
Strong written, verbal and communication skills with the demonstrative ability to work with all levels within the organization
Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills. Accuracy and attention to details are required
Sound organizational skills to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
Interprets business challenges, identifies trends and recommends best practices
Expert in managing variable staffing model and Onsite-Offshore execution method Skills
Works closely with the Business Relationship Manager, Portfolio Managers and Business Analysts to ensure consistent messaging to business partners as it relates to strategic decisions for in-flight projects
Maintains and understands the organization''s overall IT function and strategy, infrastructure, and technology capabilities; build an IT strategic plan linking IT goals to overall business strategies
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Plays key role in functional projects, processes or vendor management with moderate resource requirements and/or complexity
Collaborates with others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought and education and/or equivalent experience to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions
Makes decisions that have cross-functional impact