Job Details

Position: Project Manager (Ref: 8656)
Location: Des Moines, IA 50319 USA
Duration: 1 Years 1 Months 26 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 05/10/2021
Pay Rate:Login


We are seeking a Project Manager who is responsible for a variety of department and project tasks associated with the managing and tracking of business and IT initiatives. Candidate will drive business and technology projects to completion while ensuring adherence to established budgets, business plans, processes, procedures, and requirements while working closely with Business unit personnel, Business Analysts, and Architects.

The project manager will be responsible for adhering to project management governance on multiple current and future projects. Additionally, the PM will be accountable for generating project schedules, identifying/staffing needed resourcing, procuring vendor products/implementation services, and submitting funding requests as required. The PM will manage the delivery efforts and report the status of each to the Executive Steering Committee.

The PM will work with multiple business and platform areas potentially including upper-level committees. The Project Manager will conduct project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis, ensuring adherence to quality standards and project deliverables.

The PM will be part of a PMO team responsible for IT project governance, assessment, management, and control. The ability to gather and define requirements; build a project plan; identifying resource needs; and transparent, clear communications across all levels of stakeholders. Essential is the ability to multitask on continually changing and morphing priorities as prescribed by leadership in response to the department and legislative direction.

Specifically, this role will work with internal business and technical staff in implementing a ServiceNow instance. This instance will assist help desk logging, knowledge transfer, self-service, and automation of the workflow for a multitude of other requests and needs aligned to a single ServiceNow portal location. History with ServiceNow implementations is preferred.

• Ability to work within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates, and reporting)
• Ability to interact with, educate, learn from, and drive business and IT teams.
• Ability to work effectively under overly broad direction with general supervision.
• Ability to motivate the team and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
• Ability to gather and organize multiple simultaneous complex business process scenarios.
• Ability to break down complex tasks into actionable work items sequenced appropriately.
• Ability to manage scope creep with a focus on delivering a minimum viable product.
• Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and team-building skills
• Excellent time management and project planning/strategizing skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing service improvement initiatives.
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple parallel work efforts.
• Track project progress, monitor and modify project schedules and provide status updates to the project team. Escalate issues to management and appropriate leadership as appropriate.
• Provide insight and knowledge into improving processes related to portfolio, project, and program management.
• Other duties or tasks as assigned by management.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Direct management of system integration projects (Required 8 Years)
  • Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities (Required 8 Years)
  • Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) (Required 8 Years)
  • Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major impact projects. (Required 8 Years)
  • Strong process development skills, w/ the ability to learn and understand concepts in order to interpret, document and formalize procedures (Required 8 Years)
  • Strong process and gap analysis skills (Required 8 Years)
  • Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environmentvvvv (Required 8 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements (Required 6 Years)
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines (Required 6 Years)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project Online and Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team Services (Desired 3 Years)
  • State / Federal Government Appropriations Experience (Desired 3 Years)
  • Working experience with Agile Projects (Desired 3 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives (Desired 3 Years)

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