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Sr. Project Manager / Project Leader HR in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job Description

Sr. Project Manager/Project Leader HR

Opportunity Overview

Program Leaders execute and manage large, complex, and cross-functional projects simultaneously that constitute one or more programs. Each project should have dependencies on each other to create the program. If project can be implemented independently of others, this is not part of the program management.

  • Ability to leverage business, technical, and financial acumen to ensure alignment with firm objectives, strategy and technical direction with all divisions involved.

  • Lead multiple project leaders to achieve program objectives on time, within cost, and with quality

  • Integrate multiple project plans using project management tools to create an integrated program plan with identifiable critical path(s), project inter-relationships and major milestones.

  • Make informed decisions on project leader assignments to a program, based on a detailed understanding of project leaders skills, experiences, and project requirements.

  • Employ excellent communication skills

  • Partner with senior leaders to establish the program framework, structure, and governance/controls that will support monitoring, controlling, and reporting program status.

  • Oversee program requirements and estimates with an appropriate understanding of risks.

  • Holistically manage program / project risks, issues, and change requests with appropriate escalation.

  • Effectively execute stakeholder management throughout the life of a program .

  • Provide leadership, development, and mentoring to associates through examples and timely feedback.

  • Employ strong analytical, reasoning, and negotiating skills to influence positive program / project outcomes.

  • Ensure alignment with Internal Audit and compliance with all program / project standards

Position Requirements

  • Experience leading large complex programs/projects, $m or higher in value with 10 teams or more

  • Experience facilitating scoping discussions and developing consolidated work with Sr level exposure (CEO's, Executive VP's...)

  • A bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.

  • MBA or graduate degree preferred.

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Recent experience in leading programs / projects is preferred.

  • Ten years of project management experience leading complex projects is required.

  • Five years of experience leading or mentoring other project leaders is required.

  • Five years of experience with creating, monitoring, and interpreting program / project / project performance metrics through the entire development lifecycles.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Ten years of experience with MS Office and project management tools is preferred.

Problem Solving:

  • Possess sufficient knowledge of the firm's business, systems, and infrastructure to anticipate and mitigate program / project risks.

  • Knowledgeable of the techniques and processes involved in collaborative problem solving.

  • Analyze and resolve complex problems across multiple projects, and provide recommendations without assistance.

  • Assist project leaders and project team in solving complex problems related to the program / project.

Decision Making:

  • Identify program / project decisions including offering options, solutions, and trade-offs.

  • Consider risks and impacts to projects within the program / project as part of the decision making process.

  • Provide oversight of project leaders' decisions that impact the overall program / project.

  • Expected to collaborate and escalate with leaders when appropriate providing supporting data.

Span of Influence:

  • Advise and provide direction for multiple project teams within the program / project.

  • Build commitment and alignment by connecting firm strategy and business needs to the outcome of the program / project.

  • Drive change by articulating program / project benefits and value.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communication and influence senior stakeholders to optimum outcome.