Curriculum Associates seeks a highly qualified Senior IT Project Manager to lead large-scale business systems implementation and technology deployment efforts. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business areas. Manage resources, schedules, budgets and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.
Why join this team:
Our PMO is a passionate group of servant leaders supporting high-performing teams. We are committed to quality, continuously learning and relentlessly improving. Our work directly impacts the company’s goals and mission. Want to make a difference? Join us!
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop comprehensive project charters which define the scope, objectives, success factors, deliverables, and resource requirements
Develop Return on Investment (ROI) calculations and business justification cases for approval
Work closely with System and Business Analysts to develop detailed business requirements
Develop detailed project plans that identify tasks, timelines, dependencies, critical path items, resource requirements, etc.
Directly manage assigned project resources and tasks priorities
Proactively track project-related issues and risks and develop mitigation plans
Continuously monitor the health of projects and escalate issues and challenges as required
Lead project meetings and status reporting sessions
Manage vendor resources and assist with contract and statement of work (SOW) negotiations
Actively manage project scope and any necessary change management activities
Work with IT leadership to develop strategic plans, technology roadmaps, and detailed budgets
Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.
Who we’re looking for:
Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a record of achievement:
8+ years’ experience in IT including 6 years managing medium-scale IT Business System implementations
Experience implementing Tier 1 CRM and/or ERP applications; cloud or on-premise-based deployments
Solid experience with project management planning tools
A thorough understanding of Project Life Cycle management methodologies and controls
Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Communicate with all levels of the organization, from individual contributors to leadership
Strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and detail orientated
Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision making
Encourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and courage
Think beyond day-to-day activities
Ability to manage and delegate work as part of a team in a matrix environment
Must be available to work periodically weekends and off-hours for on-site or off-site deployment support
Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field, or equivalent work experience
We’d also love to see, though not required:
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