Job Description :

Blue Prism RPA Upgrade Manager, Role Length - 5 months, Location - Local Remote until Site reopens - then onsite REQUIRED

12+ years of project management experience, a portion of which must include prior project management experience of at least 1 Blue Prism Upgrade.
Primary Needs:
• Position will reside within the Innovation, Architecture, and Infrastructure team at Client.
• We require a Project Manager with knowledge of Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology and prior experience with project management of Blue Prism Upgrades.
• The project to be led is an upgrade of Blue Prism from version 6.6 to version 6.10.1.
• This Project Manager must understand Blue Prism and how to conduct upgrades of the tool.
• Candidate must also possess the ability to interact with a variety of Director-level leaders across the organization, as this upgrade will take place at an Enterprise level. Communication skills are therefore critical for this Project Manager to master.
• Strong project management skillset needed, including proven ability to lead and drive project success.
• Should be well organized with the ability to review and track the project schedule end to end.
• Must be a self-starter, able to manage a variety of tasks, and be able to communicate to leadership.
• Will conduct meetings with project team members and key stakeholders, publishing meeting minutes.
• Will manage weekly and monthly progress reporting, as well as tracking project financials for budget adherence.
• Experience managing project financials is a must for this role. Please do not submit candidates without prior experience in managing project financials.
• Strong collaboration and communication skills required given the degrees of complexity and change involved.
• Will work with a matrixed Client team and one Client vendor (Cognizant).
• Candidate should be an experienced (12+ years required based on this grade) Project Manager with prior Infrastructure/Architecture project management experience. This prior experience must include previous project management experience of at least 1 Blue Prism Upgrade.
• Contract to run for a 5-month period from candidate’s start date (roughly estimated to be 6/18/21 through 11/19/21).
• Please note, while the position will initially be remote, expectations are it will move to an onsite engagement in the near future. Do not submit candidates who desire to work remote on a permanent basis. This is non-negotiable as Client transitions back to an on-site workplace.
• Will execute and deliver in line with below expectations.
• Develop, execute, and manage project(s) within the defined scope.
• Lead all aspects of the project lifecycle, working with project sponsors/key stakeholders, team members, and management to oversee all phases of project completion.
• Build and manage project’s work breakdown structure, milestones, risks, issues, and deliverables within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of the project.
• Ensure transparent reporting of project status, issues, risks, and financials.
• The individual will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Performs a variety of tasks.
• May lead and direct the work of others.
• Be able to work under general supervision.
• A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Specific Responsibilities:
• Drive Project Success and Completion: Understand and drive leadership of the project to success. Build key relationships with stakeholders, mentor team members and demonstrate leadership at all levels.
• Initiate and Plan Project: Works with business and IT management to establish and gain consensus on project goals, objectives, financials, and deliverables.
• Project Control: Assess the degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect the project, working with business and IT management and sponsor to gain agreement for resolution. Measure performance to assure the project is progressing as compared to original plan and budget.
• Executing and Closing Project: Develops and executes a work plan obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are performed. Leads team in delivering project scope. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.
• Project Communication: Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to project teams, business, and IT management. Makes recommendations based on current project status to resolve issues and manage risks.
• Resource and Team Management: Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members based upon their abilities. Motivates project team to deliver project outcomes.
• Quality Management: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and functional policies and procedures.
• Decisions: Make decisions that impact project level activities.
• Drive Continuous Improvement of Project Process and Governance: Will continually examine Plans/Risks/Issues to identify gaps in project communication or process, and holding project team accountable for improvement, to drive proactive solutions as the project is ongoing. Escalate issues that need Permanent Process changes.
• Primary Needs on page 1. Please read in detail – these are required to be considered for the role.
• 12+ years of project management experience, a portion of which must include prior project management experience of at least 1 Blue Prism Upgrade.
• Individual must be able to work full time; will initially work in a remote setting, with transition to on-site in Lake County, at a future date to-be-determined by manager.


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