Position: Sr. Project Manager
Location: Atlanta GA
Duration: Full Time
Airline domain experience is preferred
The Senior Project Manager position is to provide direction and leadership to project team members for small-to-large sized application and/or infrastructure projects up to $20 Million dollars that are moderate to high complexity. The Project Manager will ensure project results contribute positive business value and meets agreed upon scope, cost, schedule and quality business results. The Project Manager acts as a change agent for Delta IT, provides program / project management methodology fundamentals and expertise.
Directs the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and close of an entire projectAbility to contribute and champion usage of structured project management methodology (to include Waterfall, Agile/Scrum, Iterative, etc.)Knowledge of application and / or infrastructure development life cycle (SDLC) and other technical management concept, processes, and methodologiesLead team members in achieving desired deliverable creation outcomesPossess IT and formal program/project management knowledge as well as ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines based on logical work breakdown structures aligned to critical pathManage project dependencies, milestones, and critical pathAnalyze, manage, and report project performance – financialreporting, resource allocation, task delegation and stakeholder managementAnalyze multiple types and sources of information to generate insight on project performance
Ability to provide financial forecast and on-going reconciliation of resources and other project related expenditures
Demonstrate financial awareness to control costs and think in terms of profit, loss, and added value.
Help Stakeholders, IT Portfolio Teams, Business Partners and Business Users understand their roles and responsibilities within the project
Develops and executes an overall project schedule, including tasks, duration, dependencies, and resource assignments
Controls and tracks changes to scope, time, cost, quality, issues, and risk
Leads completion of project objective, such as procurement, quality planning, service level agreements, and customer training
Requests the needed resources for a project and gets them oriented to work on the project
Ensures product deliverables’ quality, such as functional specifications, logical and physical data design, solution design and detailed design, test plans, and completed solution
Manages vendor relationships according to contract terms and conditions
Obtains appropriate stage-gate approvals from business and IT sponsor
Leadership & Business Acumen:
Previous experience on Business Intelligence and Analytics projects is required.
Key industry certifications such as CAPM, PMP, PgM, etc., preferred
Previous airline, travel, and / or transportation industry experiencepreferred
Strong track record managing and executing IT projects and formal project management knowledge
Experience with stakeholder management, working with stakeholders to confirm understanding before drawing conclusions
Effective communication with cross functional project team, gaining trust and building consensus
Ensures team understands the business benefits of the project and connects the project to the broader organizational goals
Evaluates risks, assess possible outcomes and solves problems
Manages vendor relationships according to contract terms and conditions and works with vendors as needed
Resolves issues in a timely manner. When appropriate, escalate problems and issues to stakeholders and sponsor
Monitors individual performance, maintains team morale and provides feedback to resource managers
Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work in a team environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients
Exceptional planning, organizational and leadership skills and ability to direct the work of others
Ability to direct the work of others, build and maintain cohesive motivated matrix teams across a large enterprise
Strong business judgment, consulting and customer service skills
10+ years experience managing cross functional projects or programs
Communication Skills- The ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of employees and management, capable of successful formal and informal communication, speaks and writes clearly and understandably at the right level.
Integrity and Trust - Involves being widely trusted, being seen as a direct, truthful individual, can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
Teamwork - Involves working well in a collaborative setting, supporting work team by volunteering for and completing assignments, acting as a positive team member by contributing to discussions, developing and maintaining both formal and informal relationships enterprise-wide, defines success in terms of the entire team through mentoring and knowledge transfer.
Technical Expertise - Involves demonstrating a commitment to increasing knowledge and skills in current technical/functional area, keeping up to date on technical developments, staying informed as to industry practices, knowing how to apply relevant technical processes to appropriate business needs.
Job Specific Competencies:
Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal/external customers, gets customer