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Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Sr. Project Manager

Location: Phoenix, AZ

General purpose:  

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects and/or larger programs encompassing complex cross?organizational global initiatives while exhibiting a complete understanding of the industry standards and processes.     The Senior Project Manager identifies and addresses cross project synergies and gaps across the corporation, potentially resulting in reduced project costs and timelines.   In addition, the Senior Project Manager understands the corporate and department strategies for IT, PMO and Business areas to enable delivery of projects and programs that are aligned with strategic objectives. Finally, this position participates in making strategic decisions that influence outcomes, systems and process design, motivates and coaches Business, IT and PMO team members, and actively participates on continuous improvement initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a large, complex project(s) or program to deliver business objectives in alignment with corporate strategies.
  • Interacts with senior leadership and key stakeholders to establish schedules and objectives in alignment with business roadmaps
  • Builds close partnerships with project sponsor(s), key project stakeholders and senior IT management
  • Directs all internal and external project team members (from business and IT) as well as vendors
  • Acts as a liaison between business customers and IT solution delivery teams
  • Responsible for preparing the financial costs, benefits and ROI for projects and programs
  • Ensures projects are planned and executed in-line with the PMO methodology:
  • Project team roles and responsibilities
  • Project lifecycle and Phase gate approvals
  • Risk and Issue identification and management
  • Change control management
  • System and User Acceptance Testing
  • Deployment planning, management and transition to operations
  • Training: Business and IT (as needed)Quality Assurance of project deliverables and compliance
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced project managers and project team members
  • Advocates project management methodology principles and PMO awareness across organization
  • Monitors and manages team and vendor performance and escalates effectively
  • Contributes to continuous process improvement with PMO and IT methodology, templates, best practices, etc.
  • Carries out other assigned tasks as agreed within IT
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures


Years of experience:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of project management
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience as Scrum Master
  • A minimum of 5 years of Engineering or Information Technology experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience from multinational/global organization

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required  
  • Formal training in Project Management disciplines is required
  • A recognized Project Management certification is preferred
  • Scrum/Agile certification is preferred

Technical skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Expertise in Microsoft Project and ability to mentor others
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience of managing a budget and of costing projects, capital, expense, quantify project benefits, ROI

Soft skills:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with the business units and key project/program stakeholders
  • Effective communication at all levels and ability to influence senior leaders
  • Positive and proactive, inspiring teams to attain goals and pursue excellence
  • Ability to work under pressure and conflicting objectives

Experienced in negotiating 


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