Senior Project Manager

Job#: 2032741

Job Description:

Our great client in Milwaukee, WI is looking for an Sr. Technical/AV Project Manager  If interested, please reach out to [email protected].
 

Job Description: Senior Technical/AV Project Manager
As a Sr. Technical Project Manager, youll provide a hybrid of cross-functional project management and Organizational Change Management expertise and consultation to meet department and cross-departmental goals. Plans, monitors and manages technology projects and coordinates across multiple teams. Manages the end-to-end plan that is inclusive of all changes needed of a given set of technical products in support of initiative outcomes, while working closely with technology subject matter experts and business partners to implement solutions for solving complex business challenges. Provides resource recommendations and uses formal processes and tools to guide resources, manage budgets, risks, and changes. Ensures on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs and is concerned with clearly identifiable elements of larger projects.
At a minimum, this role is required to be on-site per departmental guidelines of 3 days per week, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays with the option to work remotely Thursdays and Fridays. You will also need to be on site as deemed necessary by the project you support, meaning some weeks will require your presence on-site for all 5 days. You will need to be available during core business hours the identified by the teams you support, typically 8am-5pm CST.
What youll do each day:
• Independently leads highly complex departmental project/support assignments and/or participates in cross-departmental projects with responsibility for managing scope, risk, business value, schedule and budget.
• With department management, defines the objectives to be accomplished by the project team. With the team, develops the project plan. Directs team members to determine the best methods to achieve the projects objectives. Allocates staff and budget resources required to achieve project objectives.
• Understands the key business drivers as they relate to the projects. Adapts to the various internal procedures and cultivates meaningful relationships with business partners, ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, scope and above all, client satisfaction, can be realized.
• Maintains documentation of key decisions, risks, and issues throughout entirety of project.
• Responsible to manage project decisions, risks, and issues through the development, maintenance and revision of reports and tracking tools. Using approved methodologies and available tools to identify potential problems before they occur.
• Identifies and solves a range of problems for a variety of situations. Analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures, developing a recommended approach.
• Conducts independent and complex analysis to identify the scope and nature of a business and/or system problem. Responsible for accomplishing the stated project objectives through key project management responsibilities that include building the project requirements and managing the project constraints of cost, time, and scope.
• Responsible for developing, maintaining and revising project deliverables. Responsible for gathering and delivering metrics as required by the project.
• As the project lead, and sometimes in support of a larger project or program manager lead, develops presentations and communications which incorporate a clear understanding of corporate communications theory and practice.
• Identifies alternative options in the development and enhancements for new policies and processes.
• Explains difficult or sensitive information and persuades others in a variety of situations. Effectively interact, negotiate and influence project teams and business partners to provide acceptable solutions and results.
• Acts as a liaison to facilitate an understanding and partnership between business partners and engineering teams. Manages the resources and vendors assigned to their projects by verifying progress and removing obstacles.
• Gathers and delivers day-to-day progress of a project as it relates to managing scope, schedule, cost and quality in order to support project management decisions and compliance with Company approved methodology and required deliverables.
• Develop comprehensive communication plans and craft compelling and effective language for communication pieces, including but not limited to programs, events, and projects, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and messaging.
• Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary
How this role fits into the organization:
Were a 12-person, centralized team of program/project managers, business consultants/analysts who support the delivery of technology to our workforce across the entire Home Office and Field. As a member of an Agile team, it will be your accountability to partner with the Product team, Engineering members and Business clients to plan, monitor, and manage internal projects from initiation through completion. This role will be specifically aligned to the Productivity Experience sub-domain within the Digital Workplace Division. Current projects deal with on-site conference room technology upgrades, event space upgrades and digital signage installations. You will maintain consistent alignment with our centralized team to conduct effective delivery of Digital Workplace technology as the understanding of managing releases, organizational change, and interdependencies is imperative to the success of our work.
What skills do you need?
• Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in, Business, Technology, Project Management or related field preferred OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience beyond the minimum required for the position with PMP certification.
• Minimum 5 years of experience/knowledge in processes and technology project management to include analysis, documentation and a strong focus on communication and budgeting.
• Ability to work with general direction to scope, plan and manage cross-department or multi-department projects
• Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large and highly complex technology assignments.
• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Reputed as a team player and is supportive of group decisions and ideas. Ability to build relationships, influence without authority, and gain confidence and credibility with business clients across the company.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills applicable to lead organizational change management practices, with the ability to build rapport within the company, field and/or outside vendors.
• High degree of personal initiative and motivation. Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, and ask questions. Ability to self-direct/manage work with minimal direction.
• Experience with project methodology through project life cycle phases & SDLC (systems development lifecycle). Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling.
• Excellent ability to effectively present information in a variety of formal settings (one-on-one, small and large group, peers, subordinates and organization leadership).
• Ability to foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement within the project team, promoting knowledge sharing and learning opportunities.
• Experience with implementing audio-visual (AV) equipment/hardware in both large and small-scale capacities.
• Knowledge of hardware procurement process and device management
• Working with AV technicians & vendors to plan, deliver, monitor, & triage hardware installation.
Nice to have:
• Knowledge of/managing/provisioning AV systems/platforms
Technical Skills:
Must Have:  Ability to work with general direction to scope, plan and manage cross-department or multi-department projects to drive completion of targets/deliverables using standard project management methodologies through lifecycle phases. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large and highly complex technology assignments with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines., Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in, Technology, Business, Project Management or related field preferred OR a significant amount of directly-related work experience beyond the minimum required for the position with PMP certification., Exceptional written and verbal communication skills applicable to lead organizational change management practices, with the ability to build rapport within the company, field and/or outside vendors. High degree of personal initiative and motivation. Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, and ask questions. Ability to self-direct/manage work with minimal direction. Ability to foster a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement within the project team, promoting knowledge sharing and learning opportunities, Experience with implementing audio-visual (AV) equipment/hardware in both large and small-scale capacities - includes knowledge and full understanding of hardware procurement process and device management & working with AV technicians & vendors to plan, deliver, monitor, & triage hardware installation.
Nice To Have:  Experience in planning org change management strategies and executing on activities - including but not limited to training, communications, artifact creation (user guides, etc.), and more., Knowledge of/managing/provisioning AV systems/platforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Employee Type:
Contract

Location:
Milwaukee, WI, US

Job Type:

Date Posted:
June 7, 2024