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Project Manager

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Business Analyst 3(Business Planning & EPMO Manager)

Ridgefield Park, NJ(Hybrid schedule 3 days a week in the office, 2 days WFH)

6 months contract

 

Responsibilities for the Business Planning & EPMO Manager:

Project Management:

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Track project costs in order to meet budget
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan, assign tasks and communicate expected deliverables
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

Business Planning:

  • Supervise Critical Business Planning cycles for the organization:
    • Lead Executive discussions providing strategic input and decision making
    • Develop advanced decision making analysis, frameworks & Impact deliverables
    • Facilitate key support groups development of their strategies based on guidance
    • Manage Executive Communications for Top Management by developing best in class presentation and communication materials

Qualifications for Business Planning & EPMO Manager:

Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field

Project Management Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of project management and related experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

Business Planning Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a strategic and problem solving thinker who can turn strategic objectives into practical (experience working in operational consulting or internal strategy/planning roles preferred)
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of, and/or success in operations roles within a professional services firm or corporate environment, helping companies to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to their strategic and operating success
  • Expert in Excel and experience with developing complex macros and automation in Excel
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills for establishing relationships cross-functionally and cross-division
  • Strong presentation skills demonstrating the ability for effective story telling
  • Expert in Excel and experience with developing complex macros and automation in Excel

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field
  • PMP certification highly preferred

How many years of experience is required:

  • 6+ years of project management and related experience
  • 3+ years’ experience as a strategic and problem solving thinker who can turn strategic objectives into practical (experience working in operational consulting or internal strategy/planning roles preferred)

Top 3 must-have skills/requirements:

  1. Strong project management experience (PMP certification a huge plus) – looking for someone that can lead a project (vs. coordinate). They will be working extensively with other depts. Such as supply chain, business operations, customer service, product mgmt., etc.
  2. Very strong verbal and written communication skills for establishing relationships cross-functionally and cross-division
  3. Strong Leadership skills in:
    1. Managing executive relationships
    2. instilling Business Planning and PMO best practices
    3. Being an out of the box problem solver
    4. Able to lead/control meetings and deliverables through effective analytical and storytelling skills

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