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Project Manager II

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Post Date: 04/20/2018 Job ID: 5573 Industry: Project Management

Project Manager II

Our client is one of the powerhouses of finance in today’ s growing industry. They have been working towards solutions for businesses for 65 years now and their rapport along with their name continues to grow. Our client holds no bar as it has had, as of, 2015 an annual revenue 3.6 billion, employs 19, 000 employees worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. 

  • May work at the direction of a program manager.
  • Manages project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Creates and executes project plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
  • Leads the project team.
  • Manages day-to-day operational tasks (e.g., ensures contracts are in place, project systems is set up for the project, invoicing, etc.)
  • Conducts project kick off meetings.
  • Reviews deliverables (e.g., proposals, contracts, etc.) to ensure the appropriate client-templates are utilized and contract requirements are fulfilled.
  • Effectively applies Project Management Institute (PMI) or Scrum Master based on our client’ s methodology and enforces project standards.
  • Manages engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Ensure project is meeting stakeholder needs.
  • Risk mitigation planning and execution.
  • Ensures internal project documents/artifacts are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Forecasting (expense/resource needs & revenue)
  • Utilize and stays current on best practices methodologies
  • Consultative services
  • Project Management Institute
  • Agile Development/Scrum
  • Facilitates post-project Lessons Learned Sessions/audit and documents/posts to the PS SharePoint site.
  • Manages escalated support with project team.
  • Manages project budget (expense and revenue).
  • Ensures timely and accurate invoicing.
  • Sets up projects in project systems under the direction of a program manager.
  • Analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization.
  • Understands basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly.
  • Understands service pricing model and billing procedures.
  • Accurately forecasts revenue
  • Assures project contracts are completed and signed before work begins.
  • Reports project metrics
  • Margins/profitability
  • Resource utilization
  • Service specific measurements
      Manages day-to-day customer interaction.
  • Sets and manages customer expectations.
  • Develops lasting relationships with customer personnel that foster customer ties.
  • Communicates effectively with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.
  • Builds a knowledge base of each customer' s business, organization and objectives.
  • Employs the Consultative Services methodology.
  • Administers customer surveys (bi-annually or post-project)
  • Service recovery on specific customer/project issues.
  • Facilitates team and customer meetings effectively.
  • Holds regular status meetings with project team.
  • Prepares and effectively communicates relevant project status information to stakeholders.
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Business Development: Possesses a thorough understanding of the project and related services and can effectively convey that knowledge to customers and product managers.
  • Identifies " add-on" sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project.
  • Leads proposal efforts including completing project scoping.
  • Effectively conveys our client’ s message in both written and verbal business development discussions.
  • Communicates customer/market needs to product management.
  • Participates or manages continuous improvement of the service.
  • Possesses general understanding of our client’ s products and services.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of Professional Services capabilities.
  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and under the direction of the program manager the potential application on customer engagements.
  • Solid understanding of products/services within the project (e.g., technical architecture of the product at a business level, working knowledge of the regulations, etc.).
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions and executes upon those ideas.
  • Leads internal teams/task forces (e.g., OpEx initiatives)
  • Ensures that team members' time and expenses are reported in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Reviews the status updates of team members and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Complies with and helps to enforce policies and procedures.
  • Documentation of processes/procedures.
  • Participates in creating interdepartmental process flows.
  • SAP set up for service (materials).
  • Coaching/Mentoring Working closely with resource managers, provides performance evaluation input and performance improvement objectives; trains and mentors team members.
  • Provides performance evaluation input.
  • Identify performance improvement objectives and coaches team members on meeting project objectives.
  • Keeps resource manager informed of team member performance.
  • Mentors those with less experience through formal and informal channels.
  • Seeks and participates in development opportunities.

  • Bachelor’ s Degree preferred in Business, Computer Science, BCIS, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7+ project management experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrated leadership of successful project initiatives
  • Demonstrated consulting experience with a Professional Services organization preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or working to obtain certification in a timeframe agreed upon with your manager and/or Certified Scrum Master
  • Communication: Effectively communicates with team and stakeholders.
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor. Manages the team development cycle (forming, storming norming, and performing).
  • Manages the process of innovative change effectively.
  • Consistently acknowledges and appreciates each team member' s contributions.
  • Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential.
  • Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner.
  • Mitigates team conflict and communication problems.
  • Celebrate/facilitate team success.
  • Incorporate team members across organizational lines to accomplish projects.


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