Project Manager

  • A2Zexperts
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Sep 09, 2021
Project Management Other

Job Description

Title: Project Manager
Job Location: Jersey City, NJ or Boston, MA
Type: Contingent Labor
Skills: Project Management, MS Project, HP PPM
Duration: 12 months
Experience level: Mid-senior 
Education level: Bachelor’s degree 
Job function: Project Management 
Industry: Financial Services 
Total position: 1 
Relocation assistance: No 
Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
Prefer local candidates in Boston since HM sits there, but OK with Jersey candidates as well
Your primary responsibilities:
·        Support the Program Manager by performing various aspects of the project management lifecycle for initiatives assigned to you, while adhering to standards and tools defined by the SPMO
·        Work closely with business stakeholders to understand needs, define cross-functional plans, milestones, project scope, governance models, develop roadmaps, etc.
·        Successfully plan and track execution while maintaining engagement of stakeholders, this entails resolving issues in a timely manner
·        Manage risks, issues and dependencies. Clear the path/escalate accordingly
·        Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder meetings and manage related follow ups
·        Successfully manage stakeholder relationships and team collaboration
·        Produce and maintain periodic progress report on project status for senior stakeholders, including senior management, providing transparency and facilitating decision-making.
·        Analyze and proactively identify and manage risks. Plan for effective risk mitigation as program progresses
·        Ensure senior management remains abreast of status and hold them accountable for facilitating mitigation of risks and resolution of escalated issues
·        Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques. Report project statuses and issues accurately and escalate to management as needed
Talents needed for success:
·        Minimum of five (5) years in a project management role; able to demonstrate experience using project management best practices to successfully deliver business initiatives that achieved the desired outcomes
·        Experience in the financial services industry
·        Bachelor’s degree
·        PMP or other project certifications preferred
·        Demonstrates strong leadership, influencing, analytical and problem-solving skills
·        Thinks strategically, including thinking outside of the box
·        Builds cross-divisional as well as cross-regional relationships
·        Delivers regardless of conflict and potentially difficult political agendas
·        Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
·        Able to quickly assimilate new knowledge and has strong analytical skills
·        Proficient with MS Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint
·        Proficient with project management tools (e.g. MS Project, HP PPM, Jira)