Senior Project Manager

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Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: Melville, NY
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 6+ months
Contact Info: Cindy Mack - - 201-786-2417

Position Summary:
Projects managed by this individual will all be in the research and development area so any pharma type or other R&D (product registrating, formulation, etc ) is preferred
Senior Project Manager sought with strong delivery experience of global IT applications and related projects/programs.
Prior PMO experience to lead IT/business projects and work initiatives.
Function as a project leader and IT professional, applying technical expertise and project management best practices to help ensure projects meet their goals/objectives.
Responsible for overall coordination, risk management and stability of project oriented work efforts.
Receives general direction and guidance, but must be able to work in a highly collaborative environment and also function as an individual contributor.

Must have 10+ years delivering complex global IT application projects/programs, working at various levels.
Proven track record and experience in delivering projects within time and budget
Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools such as those defined by Project Management Institute (PMI) and included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This should include knowledge and use of resource management, portfolio management, demand management and governance techniques.
Must have experience with all core aspects of the Application Lifecycle (SDLC) on several platforms.
Experience leading large complex cross functional projects / programs impacting core business processes including Business Intelligence.
Experience of having worked for a similar large scale global organization in a highly matrix, dynamic and managed environment
Experience of managing relationships and deliverables across global IT and business organizations
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
Advanced user of Microsoft application (i.e. Power Point / Excel)
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Project
Knowledge and experience using/administering PPM Tools (preferred)
Methodical in approach
Agile Project Management Experience (required)
PMP certification a plus

Key Role and Responsibilities:
Manages one or more cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity.
Uses project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations.
Effectively applies IT (GIS) PMO methodology and enforces project standards across projects and work efforts.
Assembles project plans and teamwork assignments
Directs and monitors work efforts on a daily basis
Identifies resource needs and ensures resources are accountable and delivering against their project commitments.
Performs quality reviews and follows quality assurance procedures
Manages project risk exposure and escalates functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
Tracks key project milestones and manages project plans, budget and/or resources to meet the needs of stakeholders based on agreed requirements and scope, using defined change control processes.
Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources (people/money) of the work effort being managed.
Provides Project Financial Management, to:

Ensure project funding processes are completed
Manage project budget and changes
Track and report team hours and expenses on a weekly basis
Update project forecasts on a monthly basis
Track and report on project burn rate

Manages interdependencies across IT, working with other Project and Program Managers in order to identified and manage interdependent deliverables.
Ensures project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately.
Selects appropriate work procedures and approaches to address technical/functional, process and/or people challenges.
Leads and/or supports various work efforts (assigned by the head of Global Applications Portfolio) which include efforts to enhance PPM (Project Portfolio Management) process maturity across the PMO and IT (GIS) department as well as efforts that support the and Global Applications strategies.

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