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Senior PMO Project Manager in Dallas, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

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Job Description

Senior PMO Project Manager
2+ year Contract 
Dallas, TX

The PMO Project Manager provides project management for the HiTrust project and manages PMO administrative tasks such as capital reporting, administration of tools (Planview), status reporting, project deliverables and timelines

What You Will Be Doing:  

  • Ensures accuracy around project administration, financials and project deliverables and timelines
  • Plans and coordinates all aspects, such as meetings, tracking, reporting, UAT
  • Coordinates work performed by IT staff and internal business owners 
  • Facilitates initial business requirements gathering and other necessary meetings with Business Analysts, Product Owners and end users 
  • Creates standard weekly and monthly project status reports and documentation 
  • Resolves project issues, mitigates risks, and manages scope change requests for all development 
  • Manages and reports on budgets and progress
  • Drives project deliverables and decisions to completion
  • Ensures that the team is fully functional and productive
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions
  • Removes barriers
  • Raises awareness of dependencies.  Issues need to be prioritized and tracked. Remediation plan created and implemented for impediments in priority
  • Responsible for PMO control procedures as assigned
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to those identified within the Employee Handbook, as may be amended from time to time. Adheres to all applicable laws and regulations and the company's governance / compliance program
  • Becomes knowledgeable of internal control responsibilities through training and instruction. Responsible and accountable for internal control performance within their area of responsibility. Participates in the internal controls self-assessment process
  • Ensures concerns with internal control design or performance and process changes that impact internal control execution are communicated to management
  • Possesses a full and complete understanding of the internal control requirements within their area of ownership / responsibility.  Responsible and accountable for internal control implementation and performance within their area of ownership / responsibility. Ensures proper internal control change management protocol is followed

Customer Focus:

  • Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, and solicits opinions and ideas from customers. This competency applies to both external and internal customers
  • Uses first-hand customer feedback for improvements in products and services
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Exceptionally responsive to customer needs and requests

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible / open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism
  • Able to take complicated or complex information and present it in a clear, concise, and logical manner
  • Presents with an approachable style and makes the effort to put others at ease
  • Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with others
  • Relates well to all types of people up, down, and across the organization
  • Builds and maintains close relationships with key individuals within the various business groups.
  • Frequently interacts with senior-level management and functional peer groups

Problem Solving / Analysis:

  • Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts
  • Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Probes all potential sources for answers
  • Looks beyond the obvious to identify hidden problems
  • Searches until appropriate solutions are found and implemented
  • Approaches issues logically and challenges proposed solutions inquisitively 
  • Presents recommendations for risk mitigation or issue resolution to management team
  • Makes routine decisions about work priorities.  Consults with supervisor for critical decision making

Results Focus:

  • Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, leads through change and adversity, and builds consensus when appropriate
  • Steadfastly pushes self and others for results that support the bottom-line
  • Sees challenges as opportunities and seizes as many as possible
  • Shows energy and is consistently action oriented
  • Continuously exceeds goals and expects team members to do the same

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in technology, MIS, or related field
  • 3-5 years system implementation Project Management experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in full SDLC systems / software development and implementation or comparably complex technical area
  • Intermediate to advanced project management skills; Strong mediation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent leadership, analysis, facilitation, and client relationship skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with employees and customers of all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and Google docs
  • Project Management Tool Experience (Planview, Clarity, etc.)
  • Experience in project managing / running HiTrust projects
  • Project financial experience:
  • Time Entry
  • Invoice tracking
  • Actuals / Forecasting
  • Resource capacity planning


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