IT Project Manager

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The IT Project Manager position is accountable for understanding, planning, executing, and supporting one or more projects and is responsible for ensuring the work in the project is clearly defined, estimated and resourced efficiently. This role will also participate in maturing the IT PMO standards and best practices.

Essential Duties:

  • Effectively manage projects using project management methodologies and best practices
  • Provide steady leadership in the face of uncertainty, change, and aggressive deadlines common to a rapidly growing company with an evolving business model
  • Develop resourcing strategies in conjunction with the Portfolio Director and Resource Managers, to ensure optimum support for projects
  • Responsible for managing and reporting on the project budget(s), and change requests
  • Ensure that the scope of the projects within the program align with business goals and objectives and are executed in order of business priorities
  • Ensures project objectives are in alignment with the project vision
  • Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders
  • Lead cross-functional meetings and foster teamwork; drive escalation and resolution of issues
  • Address escalated resourcing issues with program manager and resource manager, as needed
  • Provide expertise in planning, execution, and leadership of projects
  • Provide project reporting and status to senior management
  • Responsible for delivery of project objectives and specified success criteria as defined in the program/project charter
  • Translates the vision of program into executable projects that are both feasible and shaped for success
  • Shepard’s program and project requests through the necessary governing bodies for budgetary or stage gate approvals
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the matrix organization
  • Responsible for on-time, on-budget and within scope execution of, projects and programs
  • Provides project management over-sight ensuring project execution is meeting the intended vision, scope and budget
  • Collaborates with resource managers to resolve issues where resources are not adequately providing the intended role for work, program and project execution
  • Uses strategic/systems thinking competencies to help project teams understand connections and relationships for planning and managing within a program or project
  • Collaborates with the Portfolio Director and Director of Program and project management to establish standard methods where beneficial for project management, risk management, communications, and reporting
  • Collaborates with all other PMO Portfolio Directors or Program Managers to gain a high level understanding of all work, programs and projects currently being executed or in queue for execution to determine synergies, interdependencies and dependencies
  • Assists with issue resolution, and roadblock removal
  • Ensures proper risk management is being executed at the program and project levels and that the risk strategy is being clearly communicated. Ensures program/project objectives are met and aligned with PMO operational and solution development lifecycle processes
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or computer related discipline), Accounting, or Business Administration or equivalent experience.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Microsoft project

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS TO JOB

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage strong communication skills to lead a department, function or group of individuals
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing effective project management policies & procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, lead, motivate, and retain a team
  • Strong organization and time management skills.

EXPERIENCE

  • 8+ years IT project management experience
  • 5 years of progressive leadership experience

MANAGEMENT

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a group of employees within a department or function
  • Demonstrated ability to support, effect, and implement change
  • Demonstrated ability to impact and influence a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to manage in a high matrix organization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • PMI Certification and/or strong knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Microsoft PPM
  • Experience in managing technology for an audit, tax, or financial practice

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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Job ID req4312_Davenport
Line of Business: Internal Client Service
SubFunction: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4312_Davenport
Location: 331 3rd St, , Minneapolis, MN US
Region: National
Job Category: Corporate Information Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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