The Senior Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:
Execute the New Product Development Process
Plan the Project
Lead the Project
Make the Project a Success
Mentor less senior project managers.
Other duties as may be assigned in support of project success and the improvement of the organization.
The Senior Project Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
Communicate effectively to all levels of the organization: Speak, Listen and Write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Creativity / Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization Organized: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and track details / data / information / activities. Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans and evaluate the process and results. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Aptitude to understand a variety of functional areas such as finance, markets, product management, engineering, quality, production, and sourcing.
Drive and Determination to move their assigned projects forward. Communication and interpersonal skills – giving appropriate communication up, out and down the organization and working collaboratively with others cross functionally. Attention to detail – making sure that they are very clear and accurate with regard to the actual status; understanding cause and effect relationships: understanding the expectations of the process we are following yet adapting appropriately to ensure that the best outcome for the company is achieved.