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Sr. Project Manager
New York
Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metro Area
Project Management - IT
Project Management - IT
JN -062018-4006

TxMQ announces an exciting opportunity for your review
 
TxMQ Direct Client Requirement  
 
Job Title:  Sr. Project Manager
Duration:
  6 months and likely to extend
Number of positions:  1
References:  2 WILL be required for submittal
 
This is an excellent opportunity with one of the country's most highly regarded regional banks headquartered in Western New York. As one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies in the US with over 650 branches throughout the northeast, our client focuses on investing in state-of-the art technology to continually provide high-quality banking services.

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION:

  • Manages high priority projects affecting three or more businesses or functional areas.
  • Manages changes to project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and direct high priority projects impacting three or more businesses or functions, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration from initiation to close. Ensure familiarity with scope and project objectives and establish clear roles and responsibilities for project team members.
  • Develop Project Plan, forecast and schedule. Work with stakeholders to record detailed project requirements, constraints and assumptions to establish project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g. planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.
  • Ensure plans for assigned projects include work breakdown, project organization chart, cost/budget and communication, risk, quality and resource plans.
  • Communicate project plans to affected parties to ensure a common understanding, set expectations and align stakeholders and project team members.
  • Ensure execution of tasks defined in the project plan to achieve the project goals. Execute all parts of the project plan and manage the budget/forecast. Monitor and control project work including change controls.
  • Measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to monitor progress; identify and quantify variances, complete any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
  • Implement approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events.
  • Improve project team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency and boost morale.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the Company's brand.
  • Maintain Company's internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

  • Under direction of higher management, leads and directs high priority projects impacting three or more businesses or functions, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration; responsibility for the projects includes all aspects from initiation to close.
  • Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and responsibility of each team member, to effectively coordinate team activities.
  • Project Guidelines:

o Project Scope: $1.0 m - $5.0 m
o Team Size Range: 10 - 20 FTE
o Project Duration: 12 - 18 months
o Project Size: Multiple high priority projects
o Project Customer: Three or more lines of business or functions
o Scope of Change: Substantial changes to business processes or procedures
o Project Timeline: Moderately aggressive
o Project Innovation: Moderately defined scope
o Project Benefits: Major
o Project Customization: Moderate
o Number of Interfaces: 6 or more
o Project Integration: Internal and External Systems

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Typically no direct reports, but manages a project team ranging from 10 – 50 employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ proven project management experience or minimum of 6 years’ proven general management experience, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ proven project management experience or minimum of 6 years’ proven general management experience.
  • Sound knowledge of project management methodology.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly an ability to negotiate, influence and gain consensus.
  • Regularly communicates verbally and in writing with management on status of initiatives, in a professional and understandable manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work individually as well as a member of a team.
  • Self-motivated, results-driven and well-organized individual.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints in support of various assignments.
  • Ability to function professionally at many different levels (clients, management and peers).
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for business partner relationships within and outside the organization.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or willing to obtain within 24 months.
  • Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Job is located in Buffalo, NY

TxMQ specializes in finding the perfect career fit for our candidates. We make it our mission to understand your goals and objectives when you switch jobs, or take on a new position. As a leading technology and manufacturing staffing and services agency, we take pride in placing only the most qualified candidates into positions with our clients. It’s our job to ensure your and our clients’ satisfaction, and the only way to do that is to make certain that the position we find for you is an exact match for your needs as well as those of our clients.
 
If you are a contractor, you should know our contractors receive the option of a health insurance plan as well as matched 401(k) from day one of employment, in addition to paid gym membership, and other great benefits and incentives. We treat our contractors like family, and have some who have been with us for over 25 years!
 
TxMQ is the perfect size to pay special attention to each and every one of our clients and candidates, thus fostering and growing great relationships and ensuring both contractor and client loyalty have equal priority.