Sr IT Project Manager

Assurant   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 252 days ago

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Requisition Number54060

Senior Project Managers initiate, plan, execute, control and close the most complex internal, cross-segment and enterprise projects within defined scope, cost and schedule parameters utilizing established best practices. This includes obtaining commitment of resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.

Areas of Accountability:
Project Delivery

  • Delivers the most complex internal, cross-segment and enterprise projects on time and within budget
  • Defines project scope, objectives and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with project sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Delivers on requirements by understanding and balancing the competing demands for project scope, time, cost, risk, and quality
  • Identifies the resources and participants and estimates effort required to achieve project goals
  • Manages projects that involve complex objectives and have multiple cross-site/cross-functional sponsors, owners and/or team members
  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated project management documentation
  • Applies expert level understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas and key processes
  • Fosters an environment conducive to delivery of high-quality products and problem-free implementations using documented, repeatable best practices and procedures
  • Understands and complies with established corporate and IT standards and methodologies including, but is not limited to, financial, ITIL, security, audit, SOX and configuration management
  • Displays working knowledge of differing types of projects (e.g. technology, vendor selection, business process)

Communication and Organization

  • Ensures effective communication across the complex project team and key stakeholders
  • Effectively establishes, communicates and continually manages project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Effectively interacts with all levels of management
  • Ensures that a thorough understanding of stakeholder communication needs is integrated into the project planning process
  • Effectively delivers tough messages to executives, key stakeholders, team members and peers
  • Fully understands the appropriateness of different types of communication (memo, letter, report, etc.) and different media types (formal, written, voice, e-mail, face-to-face, etc.) when presenting information one-on-one or in groups
  • Fosters an environment which encourages clear communication across multiple sites and functional areas
  • Coaches, mentors, motivates and supervises project team members and contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

Project Management Effectiveness

  • Provides effective leadership to project teams
  • Provides an appropriate level and of style of management for the project team
  • Builds effective teams
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate owners
  • Ask questions that bring out ideas and stimulates discussion
  • Identifies and resolves conflicts within the project team
  • Drives issues to resolution using escalation where appropriate
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope
  • Identifies potential risks, and develops effective response plans
  • Translates terminology between technical and non-technical staffs
  • Utilizes a variety of reward and recognition methods to motivate team members
  • Effectively utilizes the company standard project management tools
  • Shows consistency among principles, values and behavior and demonstrates honesty and integrity

Operational Excellence

  • Coaches and mentors more junior project managers in the organization.
  • Looks for opportunities within the department to make continuous improvements in key processes, techniques and procedures, enhancing the department’s ability to meet customer needs
  • Stays abreast of knowledge of industry practices and trends

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • 5+ years of IT experience

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in a PMO environment
  • Ability to manage projects with high complexity
  • Experience managing teams of up to 25 members
  • Conceptual understanding of IT infrastructure, data center operations, mainframe systems, distributed systems, Internet/Intranet and networks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in IT related area
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification or Scrum Master Certification