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Sr. IT Project Manager

Detroit, MI 48243

Post Date: 05/24/2018 Job ID: 6250 Industry: Information Technology Management, Project Management

Sr. IT Project Manager (#6250)


This position will be a project manager for the Connected Ecosystem Integration Information Technology team. This position will be responsible for project scheduling, issue/risk resolution and mitigation, proper escalation, reporting status to senior leadership and all other aspects of project management.


Key Responsibilities:
  • The Sr PM will work closely with project team members to perform the following tasks using a combination of solid business understanding, strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent leadership and facilitation techniques.
  • Partner with business leadership to lead the information technology initiative. 
  • Perform project management for all tasks of project including estimating and tracking progress against baseline project plan and monitor and control development activities to an overall enterprise plan.
  • Develop peers, cross functional, and cross business relationships to maximize best practice, produce quality output, and successful program implementation.
  • Keep abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Work closely with leadership to develop future strategic solutions to meet business integration and scalability requirements. 
  • Manage relationships with software and service suppliers to ensure timely delivery of high quality and cost-effective solution.
  • Apply the client’ s Project Management Methodology and tollgate policies.
  • Prepare and present project plans, status reports, cost/benefit analysis and budgets to leadership.
  • Work with suppliers to engage and utilize the right talent to support the project assignments and objectives. 
  • Single point of contact for escalation of project issues/concerns.
  • Manage project financials and project portfolio.
  • Handle a variety of non-recurring special assignments. 
  • Assist in developing solutions to unusual and difficult problems. 
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures in a specialized area.
  • Team Collaboration 
  • Reward top performers, address low performance with Development Manager.
  • Provide leadership and industry best practice recommendations for the client’ s PMO.
  • Provide Sr PM leadership and mentoring to PMs and BAs.


Required Skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output.
  • High level of sound logic and analytical ability where problems are unusual and extremely difficult.
  • Highly developed presentation skills.
  • High level understanding of the software development life cycle and various development methodologies (i.e. Waterfall and Agile)
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Adept and effective meeting facilitator.
  • Effectively deals with ambiguity.
  • Action oriented and driven for results.
  • Positive attitude.


Required Experience
  • University/College Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information, or Business Management. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of Software Development and Project Management experience. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and SOA processes. 
  • Ability to understand technical issues and also handle business implications. 
  • Successfully led a minimum of two complex, global, multi-vendor IT projects with responsibility for development and deployment. 
  • Experience managing project budgets. 
  • Capable of handling multiple diverse and complex assignments concurrently. 
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Analyze requirements to derive necessary and identify implicit requirements. 
  • Experience managing requirements to ensure that scope is consistent with stated needs and that project deliverables remain synchronized as a result of agreed changes. 
  • Knowledge of the techniques for managing cross-functional teams. 
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Organizing - ability to marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, use resources effectively and efficiently. 
  • Critical thinking - use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. 
  • Planning - accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks. 
  • Business Acumen - understand how business works; maintain awareness of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. 


  • MBA, advanced degree in technical or business area or equivalent experience. 
  • Demonstrate technical and professional skills in job-related area.
  • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals.
  • Enterprise Java programming experience.
  • Project Management Professional, PMP.
  • Scrum Master Certification.
  • Direct people leadership experience.


Location:                             Detroit, MI

Duration:                            Long-term Contract (12+ months)

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