Applications Project Manager

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Applications Project Manager

  • Specialty:

    IT
  • Title:

    Applications Project Manager
    • City:

      Milford
    • State:

      MA
    • Zip Code:

      01757
  • Start date:

    12-05-2019
  • Status:

    Closed
  • Assignment Type:

    Contract
  • Job Id:

    51692

Description

Overview

The Application Project Manager will oversee the transformation of our client’s business systems starting with a project to modernize the mechanisms by which software is tracked and delivered to the company’s end customers. The successful candidate must have experience in project management, vendor management, and budget control with a strong emphasis on ensuring successful planning and delivery through empowerment and support of the team. 

This is a collaborative role, where the Application Project Manager will be required to interface and engage with internal business partners, technical and functional groups including Marketing, Sales, Services, Commercial Operations, Support, and Information Technology teams.  The Application Project Manager will also be required to oversee and guide the work tasks and deliverables of these internal functional groups and that of 3rd party vendors to successful implementation. 

Responsibilities

  • Drive business value for the organization by leading business systems projects
  • Manage the overall project schedule and budget, coordinating dependencies within the project scope as well as externally
  • Be responsible for the full delivery lifecycle including backlog grooming and prioritization processes, as well as tracking against key delivery milestones
  • Be knowledgeable about the capabilities of the technology platforms
  • Work with executive stakeholders, product owners, business analysts, and outside partners to ensure business strategy is defined, a roadmap planned against that strategy, and that a backlog of epics and stories is defined, prioritized and executed against
  • Negotiate with vendors and hold them accountable to delivery
  • Communicate and provide transparency on project status for a range of stakeholders
  • Work across the organization to clear impediments to velocity and throughput
  • Ensure project logistical details, such as those pertaining to meetings, team work space, and team tools, are planned and executed
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Mentor and guide team members on project management practices and culture
  • Thoroughly document meetings including action items, expected and communicated delivery dates, and open items needing further work or follow-up
  • Ensure proper handoff of project capabilities to operational teams

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years technology project management experience
  • Deep knowledge and experience with project management methodologies and SDLC, including hands on experience with waterfall and agile
  • Experience with off the shelf business software (e.g., SAP, Salesforce, etc.) implementations, including integrations between products
  • Experience with software monetization and Gemalto/Thales an advantage
  • Proven leadership ability and evidence of positively influencing cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing multi-vendor relationships
  • Good verbal and written presentation skills including confidence working with executive leadership
  • Experience managing budgets, building and managing schedules, and tracking and managing issues and risks
  • Experience with MS Project required, experience with Confluence and Jira an advantage
  • Strong analytical, leadership, problem solving, organizational, and planning skills
  • Excellent PC Skills; including working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

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