Job Description :
Position: Sr. Infrastructure Project Manager (Data Center Strategy)
Location: Gaithersburg, MD with a couple days spent at HQ in Bethesda each week
Duration: Through end of year, good chance of extension
Rate: $70/HR on W2 with benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This position is someone who has experience with setting up Data Centers on a GLOBAL platform. This candidate needs to have extensive experience creating presentations to C-level executives. This is not just a data center project manager.

NOTE: Needs strong PowerPoint skills for both presenting to executives as well as creating presentations This is a very high profile position we need to fill immediately.

Sr. PM will have responsibility over the Data Center Strategy initiative, and management of continent engagement, i.e. calls, actions, risks, communications. This SR PM will also provide PM support to our new SVP of iT Delivery. This person needs to have great attention to detail, note taking skills and be comfortable working with C level executives and have confidence running these types of meetings and presenting to executives.

JOB SUMMARY
As a Senior Infrastructure Project Manager, the candidate will lead and manage various projects in support of the Infrastructure PMO. They will be proficient at leading heavily matrixed teams to deliver Infrastructure projects on time, within budget, while meeting Marriott’s expectations. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of projects, on an enterprise level, or for a major PMO program with multiple releases and work streams. Verifies project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives.
In this role, the candidate will have responsibility over enterprise initiatives, and management of continent engagement, i.e. calls, actions, risks, communications. This person must be a motivated self-starter that possesses great attention to detail, note taking skills and have a high level of confidence when working with C level executives, running executive meetings and presenting to executives. This role will also have responsibility to provide PM support to other initiatives as identified from the Infrastructure PMO and office of the SVP of iT Delivery.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES:
Project Leadership
Directs the work of project team, including other project managers
Identifies and deploys resources required for projects
Functions as escalation to project teams to resolve issues
Reports project status to Leadership in weekly meetings

Managing Projects
Plans projects, including requirements, cost, schedule, and deliverables to meet business need.
Identifies project milestones and required tasks.
Manages project risk and budget.
Tracks project performance.
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel
Informs the appropriate stakeholders of project status and issues
Interfaces with vendor(s) for programs under direct control

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES:
Leadership:
Adaptability – Maintains performance level under pressure
Communication – Conveys information in a convincing manner
Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities
Professional Demeanor – Makes a good first impression, represents the company in alignment with its values

Managing Execution:
Building and Contributing to Team – Participates as a member of a team to move toward the completion of common goals
Strategy Execution – Ensures successful project execution through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes
Driving for Results – Assumes responsibility for work objectives, proactively takes action
Planning and Organizing – Prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed

Building Relationships:
Customer Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of needs
Coworker Relationships – Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust and confidence
Global Mindset – Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise:
Business Process and Analysis – Ability to document key process flows, recognize processes for redesign, identify opportunities and translate business processes into information system’s needs
IT Business Management – Ability to redefine processes, make recommendations, and perfect process governance frameworks
Basic Competencies – Basic computer skills, mathematical reasoning, oral comprehension, reading comprehension, writing

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience
PMP certified with an active status and in good standing with PMI.
7+ years of experience managing enterprise level infrastructure projects 250K+
Experience leading projects for a Fortune-500 company.
Excellent communications skills to effectively information share with project team members and senior leadership.
Skilled in conceptualizing creative solutions, documenting them, and presenting/selling them to senior leadership
Strong oral and written communication skills
Be available to work outside of the traditional hours and days to facilitate project events when required.
Can effectively work with diverse project team members and be able to instill a unified drive to achieve project objectives and milestones.
ITIL Foundations Certification
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 suite and applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Skype, Visio, Teams)