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Project Manager (Waterfall) 8/24/2016

Confidential Company Torrance, CA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29266914
AJE Ref #
575973559
Location
Torrance, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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DETAIL OF SPECIFIC DUTIES FOR THIS POSITION:

* Build out and manage the work stream project plan and critical, including detailed BTS and Non-BTS tasks, hours, resources and dependencies to determine project schedule determining necessary hardware, software and resources, along with Core Estimation and Application teams for assigned work stream
* Strong technology background (requirements, development, application management, maintenance, operations) a plus
* Vendor/Contract Management experience: Managing multiple vendors and internal resources across work streams simultaneously
* Managing onshore/offshore resources
* Waterfall (TFS) as well as Agile (Vendor) Methodologies
* Pragmatic, personable with very clear and efficient communication style
* Strong Microsoft Project experience
* Clarity experience a plus

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Business Technology Solutions Department is looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to drive the large projects and coordinate deliverables. The Project Manager is responsible for successfully delivering small to large complex projects. He or she must demonstrate advanced project management knowledge and experience across the full project lifecycle. Business or project experience with Auto Finance or Financial Services is a plus.

Summary of Required Experience

* Experience in process-based maturity model, such as ITIL or CMMI

* Experience managing all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

O INITIATION

-Assist with administrative tasks to initiate a project with the Business, BTS (IT) and Program Management Office

O PLANNING

-Create and manage project charter, scope and plans

-Work with teams to get estimates and develop overall project budget, understand the difference between OpEx and CapEx dollars

-Develop work-based project schedules based on deliverables defined in project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

-Build and maintain accurate staffing plans

O EXECUTION

-Drive team to complete tasks/duties within planned cost and schedule

-Manage all project resources, vendors and contracts, whether local and remote

-Communicate and drive completion of upcoming tasks and deadlines

-Lead project adoption through organizational change management

-Prepare for and run sponsor/Project Steering Committee meetings

-Prepare objective weekly status reports and monthly scorecards

-Manage quality

O MONITORING & CONTROLLING

-Mitigate risks and issues, with proactive escalation to Project Steering Committee and BTS Management when required

-Manage/control scope change and factors which may impair the business value of a project

-Use Earned Value, critical path and other techniques to proactively measure project performance-to-plan

-Manage budget and maintain accurate cost and schedule forecasts

-Proactively communicate with your leadership team and sponsors

-Proactively take corrective action when indicated

O PROJECT CLOSURE

-Establish and maintain all project documentation in its system of record

-Close project administratively

-Implement and measure planned business case/value

-Facilitate Lessons Learned

* EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS PROCESSES:

* Auto Loan Origination Systems a plus
* Auto Incentives Systems a plus
* Loan Servicing a plus

KEY PERSONAL COMPETENCIES technical and business sponsors to foster a collaborative environment.
* Effective problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
* Experienced in building work-based plans and performing against baselines in MS Project

EXPERIENCE WITH WATERFALL AS WELL AS AGILE, ITERATIVE, SCRUM METHODOLOGIES PREFERRED

EDUCATION:

* Bachelor'sdegree in Science,Engineering, or other related discipline

* Project Management training, such as PMP certification a plus
* Scrum master certification or equivalent a plus