Project Manager Senior - Business
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "Project Manager Senior - Business" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  10+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Manages the development and implementation of projects/programs to meet business process initiatives, process improvement, product launches, other strategies and objectives. Analyzes existing project management methods to promote effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance, or other methods. Conducts risk assessments, facilitates communication across operational groups, and ensures compliance with the defined process and/or implementation.

  • Develops detailed project schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports; tracks key project milestones and adjusts project plans and/or resources to meet needs of customers
  • Initiates, plans, executes, and controls project efforts
  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high-quality standards, and meet customer expectations
  • Develops and executes management plans for time, cost, scope, quality, communications, risk, human resources, procurement and integration
  • Translates project requirements into project objectives and tasks
  • Reports on project progress throughout the project lifecycle
  • Identifies and gains allocation of project team resources
  • Communicates major milestones and identifies potential project risks; conducts regular status meetings to review project activities; manages prioritization procedures
  • Sets and manages client expectations, managing and escalating issues and changes
  • Measures progress toward goals and revises project objectives; documents applying change control procedures;
  • Provides recommendations for operational efficiency and process improvements subject to management review in support of change.
  • Evaluates the impacts and risks of changes from multiple perspectives, assigns tasks that are necessary to reduce or eliminate those considerations, determines tentative implementation dates, and tracks results of the implementation;
  • Develops methods to measure customer satisfaction; obtains feedback at critical milestones and at project completion to ensure that project efforts meeting customer expectations for time, cost, and results
  • Anticipates and identifies tasks required to support change processing including performing change impact analysis, assigning tasks to project team members, verbally communicating complex issues, verifying that tasks are completed, and communicating implementation status
  • Project Manager I - Leads smaller and/or less complex projects under close to moderate supervision;
  • Reporting and communications typically occur within the team and direct management
  • Project cycle of typically less than 1 year
  • Actions at this level can cause or prevent delays & cause inefficiencies of a team 

The Beyond Boundaries Project Manager is responsible for managing the budgets and deployment of the Beyond Boundaries capabilities across the end to end support model through the Walk phases of the program (market and partner facing)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and manage the implementation of Beyond Boundaries capabilities in the Client ecosystem, including both directly managed and controlled projects as well as indirectly controlled/influenced projects, across all functions
  • Maintain a regular feedback system from the field, target customers, partners and central functions to identify and address risks and issues at the project and program level
  • Lead the escalation and resolution of Beyond Boundaries risks and issues and drive cross-functional improvements consistent with Beyond Boundaries strategy, organizational needs and Client objectives
  • Manage overall budget and financials of the Beyond Boundaries program
  • Provide ongoing input to the Beyond Boundaries roadmap including identification of additional capabilities required for Beyond Boundaries success

Required Skills

Top 3-5 Must Have or Required skillset:

  • Good planner – ability to think strategically, consider impacts and dependencies as well as resource needs to achieve targeted objectives and timelines
  • Experience managing transformation efforts driving change across strategy/process/technology/organization
  • Ability to lead through influence without direct authority
  • Experience leading multiple significant workstreams
  • Strong financial and business acumen and ability to understand and manage details of project scope

Typical Training / Experience - Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally, 7+ years’ experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas OR Advanced degree and generally 5+ years’ experience in related field. Certification required in some areas

Influence/People Leadership - Manages Service, Production, or Support employees via subordinate supervisors OR a team of exempt professional individual contributors and associated support staff OR May be a manager without direct reports, with primary responsibility for overseeing special groups/projects or processes with dotted-line accountability to the field; Primary contribution is managing other people (rather than applying knowledge) ; Manages supervisors/team leaders and/or team of exempt individual contributors and associated support staff; Ensures performance planning, coaching, and evaluation occurs per policy

Supervision - Typically supervises supervisors/team leaders and/or a team of exempt professional individual contributors and associated support staff

Span Of Control/Complexity - Typically supervises a team of professional individual contributors; may also directly or indirectly supervise support staff; activities are typically more diverse covering multiple functions OR Activities are highly specific and complex focused on a single subject matter OR May be responsible for complex projects having significant scope/impact

Decision-Making Authority - With oversight from higher level managers, achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience

Financial - Contributes to development of an operating plan and budget; Generally responsible for managing or coordinating expenses within a budget or part of a larger budget; May manage or coordinate a project budget or multiple project budgets

Consequence Of Error - Actions at this level can cause or prevent delays, inefficiencies or unnecessary expense that measurably affect operational results of a Client business or the efficiency and effectiveness of a team &/or projects managed.

Typical Problems Solved - Solutions require analysis and investigation beyond what might have been applied in past experiences; problems are broadly defined and require interpretation

Core Functions - Manages a part of a department or large project team; Supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to and reviews the work of professional and supervisory level subordinates in order to accomplish operational plans and results; Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work to direct reports, subunits and/or project team to meet service and budget targets

Technical/Admin Work Performed - May spend a significant portion of time as an individual contributor performing assignments that require a higher level of experience or technical expertise than direct reports OR May be an in-depth functional manager OR May manage complex projects or processes

 

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