Project Manager -Financial Systems Implementation

Project Manager -Financial Systems Implementation
NJ, Parsippany

Job Description

Our client in Parsippany NJ has a one year contract opportunity for a Project Manager with Financial Systems implementation experience.


Position Summary: Responsible for the design, develop, and deploy of IT solutions that meet applicable business requirements. Responsibilities include all areas of project management including project schedule, costs, resource utilization, deliverable quality, and risk/issue resolution. He/she will also manage the project team, which may include employee and/or vendor team members. Will serve as the project lead to Business Partners, other IT groups, and vendor partners and will communicate scope, progress, and issues/risks to stakeholders at various levels.

Essential Duties:

·       Successfully managing large and complex change projects and programs involving business processes, technology, data, and business reporting

·       Proven ability to deliver projects on time, on budget and to quality using project management processes and tools including risk management, financial management and quality assurance

·       Collaborate with management and leadership to solidify project objectives and scope

·       A technical understanding of IT infrastructure and technology development / deployment preferably in web/cloud based solutions

·       Define the project schedule and resourcing needed to cost effectively accomplish project objectives

·       Allocate and direct staff to accomplish project tasks ensuring effective utilization

·       Manage financials closely to achieve the planned project budget. Monitor & updates monthly actuals & future forecasts; develop new/revised estimates as applicable

·       Continuously manage scope and schedule throughout the project lifecycle

·       Define and execute communication cadence to keep both IT and business stakeholders fully informed

·       Identify and manage project risks/issues to closure and provide proper visibility to senior management

·       Support the business in defining plans to ensure organization acceptance of the new solution

·       Support procurement processing of Statements of Work & Purchase Orders. Process all contract-related artifacts & invoices

·       Create project governance artifacts for reviews (tollgates/change requests) and ensure adherence to all PMO guidelines & procedures and software development lifecycle methodology

·       Proven experience of using and leading change management activities including change impact assessment, stakeholder management, managing resistance, building change capacity, designing and defining roles and responsibilities

·       Performs other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Competencies:

·       Bachelor's degree or equivalent specialized training in Project Management

·       5-7 years of project management experience or equivalent; Financial system implementation experience required

·       Ability to work autonomously, solving complex problems in an ambiguous environment

·       Business acumen and understanding of business drivers and issues surrounding a project

·       Extensive breadth of experience delivering complex projects within budget and scope

·       Expert knowledge of software development life cycles and Project Management methodologies and tools

·       Strong interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills

·       Problem solving and root cause identification skills

·       Financial forecasting and management acumen

·       Ability to negotiate and build consensus with various stakeholder groups

·       Resource planning and management acumen

·       Strong issue resolution and risk management skills

·       Strong written and verbal communication skills, including with executive management

·       Excellent presentation skills

·       MS Office Suite with extensive Project, Excel, and PowerPoint Skills

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