IT Project Manager III

IT Project Manager III  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

  • Specialized depth and breadth of expertise in job discipline or field, working independently to solve or lead others to solve complex problems.
  • Independently defines and manages scope and schedule of large and complex projects, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budgets.
  • Develops plan and resources (internal/external) for higher risk/impact and more complex projects (mega projects).
  • Helps prioritize projects or projects impacting multiple disciplines or groups.
  • Sets team members up for success by identifying and addressing their needs proactively, allowing the team to focus on valuable work (i.e., is a servant leader).
  • Provides vendor management expertise in reviewing request for proposals, vendor contracts and selecting appropriate vendors.
  • Manages demand planning process with Demand Planning group; guides others on the process and understands broader organizational demand planning.
  • Manages project budget of large and complex projects, reviews and approves invoices for complex projects.
  • Manages and ensures quality of higher risk/impact projects (e.g., coordinating meetings, tracking budget, following up on action items) using Waterfall project management methods; interprets and anticipates scope creep.
  • Anticipates risks, performs a risk analysis and prepares a preliminary plan to address potential risks.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and enhancement of PMO processes, methodology, tools and automation.
  • Provides expertise with logistics, problem solve and tweak processes to drive team velocity and ensure full team engagement.
  • Removes progress barrier (e.g., cultural, administrative, logistical challenges) and shields the team from external interference to ensure team is fully invested, functional and productive.
  • Can actively manage change control issues as they occur.
  • Prepares stakeholders for project delivery, facilitates transparency, adaptation and communicates how mega-projects drive value for the business.
  • Facilitates recurring status meetings with stakeholders including Digital Project Managers, Digital Supervisors, and Digital Directors.
  • Creates, delivers and implements project change approach, strategy and plan; delivers customer facing and internal change management activities to ensure ongoing stakeholder and user engagement; guides team and peers in the roles and responsibilities of change management.
  • Expert Project Management knowledge and skills including: Ability to promote innovative thinking and self-improvement within the team.
  • Confident and skilled at navigating the team through roadblocks to allow sprints to be completed on time.
  • MS Project, Primavera, etc., project management tools.
  • Change management strategies and principles.
  • Understanding of project planning principles such as timing, cost and the implications of project cost overruns.
  • Ability to develop strategies for optimal resource utilization.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking in vendor management skills.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in project management, scheduling, budgeting, forecasting or project accounting including cost management systems to support project budget, forecast, and spend required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is required.
  • 2+ years of experience at large organizations or Fortune 500 companies preferred.
Job Category: Project Management
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: St. Louis

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