Project manager lead

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Project manager lead

03/03/2023 ● CLEVELAND ● Contract

Job Title: Project manager
Duration: 6 months plus
Location:  remote

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: 

IT / technical background highly preferred
Must demonstrate experience leading large, complex technology projects (software, hardware, infrastructure implementations)


  • Understanding of Corporate Information Security (CIS) and security concepts, including authentication services, preferred·       
  • Minimum of 7+ years in a Lead Project Manager role, minimum of 2+ years of complex project management experience ·       
  • Experience with both agile and waterfall project methodologies; SCRUM master experience/certification a plus but not required ·       
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required ·       
  • Competent in Microsoft Project and Office products ·       
  • Vendor management experience ·       
  • PMI certification a plus but not required  

Critical Skills and Competencies: ·       

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects
    • Efficient utilizes of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives 
    • Meets project budget, schedule, scope & risk targets ·     
  • Possess solid leadership skills and competencies  
    • Works autonomously vs. under limited direction 
    • Consistently takes the initiative to plan and execute as assigned 
    • Leads others toward common outcomes & execution 
    • Identify strengths and development opportunities for others and self; Learns from feedback to drive personal improvement · 
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills 
    • Must be clear, articulate, concise in messaging 
    • Ensure thoughtful approach and concise follow-up method 
    • Able to communicate project future state/vision and impact to business strategy ·       
  • Must possess strong organizational skills 
  • Proven team building skills   
    • Places emphasis on relationship and trust building; Possesses an ‘Us’ mentality   
    • Ability to form and manage effective teams       
  • Utilize strong critical thinking/problem solving skills to analyze and solve complex problems 
    • Applies ‘bigger picture’ thinking and takes a strategic approach to assignments  
    • Proactively identifies risk and performs impact analysis to identify mitigation plans ·       
  • Demonstrate effective self-management practices, personal accountability, and focused execution    
    • Takes the initiative to drives assignments forward with limited direction 
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation
  • Demonstrate organizational change management concepts and knowledge of techniques to successfully effect change in an organization
    • Ability to manage the successful and smooth transition from current to future/desired state     
  • Must be a team fit; Team player, friendly and outgoing      

Leads high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. Takes projects from original concept through final implementation using the Standard Project Lifecycle. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Provides guidance and expertise to less experienced project managers. Adept in risk management and organizational change management methodologies and techniques. Recognizes and recommends alternative solutions. Establishes and maintains a trusted advisor relationship. Presents effectively to all levels of management.  


  • Leads one or more projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, which may include directing third party resources as well as virtual teams. Projects are of a scope and complexity that usually impact multiple Lines of Business as well as functional areas, may have executive sponsorship and in some cases a steering or advisory committee and may span several years
  • Supports business case development; performs project registration/consolidation/prioritization as required; creates funding plan; and administers project pipeline checkpoints to drive delivery and mitigate/resolve bottlenecks.
  • Defines and manages project scope, scope changes, objectives, requirements, deliverables, and value proposition that support the diverse business goals and interests of multiple stakeholders.
  • Develops integrated project plan; identifies and manages project dependencies and critical paths; and tracks/reports project milestones as well as status.
  • Ensures potential impacts to external client experience are addressed in project solution/plan.
  • Estimates resources needed to achieve project goals; tracks utilization; determines and assesses need for additional staff and/or vendors; manages on/off-boarding; and monitors/manages vendor performance on labor resources.
  • Drafts and submits project budget proposals and recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary; conducts cost forecasting and actual tracking as well as variance reporting.
  • Identifies, tracks, escalates and resolves issue conflicts; performs impact analysis and prioritization; manages dependencies and track/monitors; and escalates risk with corrective/ mitigating actions.
  • Tailors’ methods and metrics; administers configuration management/version control; adheres to project policies/ standards; performs project assessments; coach/ mentors teams; and manages deliverable reviews and sign-offs.
  • Leads communication planning, execution and reporting with project team members; liaises with key stakeholders.
  • Supports development of change management planning, design and implementation including communication and training.
  • Manages documentation and the knowledge transfer to the “business as usual” functions; conducts “lesson-learned” reviews.
  • Manages the execution of vendor contract(s) and ensures adherence to contract provisions, where applicable.

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