Our client, a global provider of information technology products and services, is seeking a Project Manager
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position Type: Contract Full Time (6 month Right to Hire)
A project manager is responsible for the overall management of the project plan and its resources as well as the successful delivery of their project. Provides the leadership and direction for the project team, and oversee management of the budget, delivery and reporting of the established objectives, communications with the key stakeholders, risk and issue management.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creating and maintaining the project documentation and Work Breakdown Structure (work plan)
Managing the day-to-day functions of the project to ensure the project deliveries are produced to the approved scope, schedule, budget and quality.
Monitoring and controlling the project's performance, reporting performance major exceptions and issues to the Director of Client Engagement and the Senior Director of Project Management
Providing weekly Project Process Reports to the Portfolio Manager, based on tracking the percentage complete status on all WBS activities and tasks.
Identifying, recording ,analyzing, allocating and overseeing the resolution of issues.
Analyzing project change requests and making a recommendation to the client Engagement Manager. This includes implementing approved changes, and updating project documentation in accordance with the change outcomes.
Ensuring quality checks are undertaken and documented in accordance with the Project management Office.
Authoring project expenditure in accordance with the project budget and in alignment to support Client Engagement manager
Attending and chairing the project team meeting that reviews the process of planned tasks, as well as issues, changes and risks.
Provide support for the five phases of Project Management including project initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing for the organization.
Develop standard client engagement protocols and document templates including standard client document storage and archiving protocols, client touch points, and client communications.
Collaboratively develop new business proposals, responses, and opportunity inquires
Frequent travel to support clients and contacts is expected (up to 50%)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Well- developed interpersonal, relationship-building, problem solving and organizational skills. Exceptional written and oral communication skill. Knowledge of current trends and issues in the education and business. Knowledge of organizational operations and leadership strategies. Able to collaborate and communicate with various stakeholder groups. Flexible and able to manage in a creative team environment.
Require a Master's Degree in Business, education administration, or related field (PhD preferred). PMP certification is preferred. Extensively experienced (5-10years) in project management.