Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

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Project Manager II is responsible for supporting the implementation of best-practice project management principles to support the business and IT strategies through the tactical execution of the PMO's Project Life Cycle (PLC). The PM II will provide the business and IT leadership with in-depth analysis of in-flight projects using best-practice metrics and measures enabling timely and effective decision making. This position will ensure continuous alignment with the portfolio roadmap, schedule, quality, and proposed benefits, while ensuring that risks and dependencies are identified and appropriately managed within the defined project to ensure investments achieve objectives.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work

performed by persons assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or abilities required of persons so classified.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute advanced plans supporting the portfolio roadmap.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple moderate risk projects and strategic initiatives concurrently.
  • Manage detailed project risks and create detailed response plans for mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Ensure proper project governance is performed on assigned projects and make suggestions on improvements to the governance process
  • Be an advisor to stakeholders by effectively communicating project status, proposing well thought-out actions to address issues and risks, and communicating the balancing of cost/risk of the change against benefits.
  • Provide adequate visibility and transparency of project budget burn rate, resource utilization, and project schedule progress through effective reporting suitable for project team members, project owners / co-owners and Sr. IT leadership.
  • Be fully knowledgeable of the Project Life Cycle (PLC) including all of the required tasks occurring in each stage of the PLC and make suggestions on improvements to the PLC or other Project management practices.
  • Support the annual planning process which supports business and portfolio management, business cases and budget creation.
  • Support the regulatory and compliance activities that the PMO is involved in on an annual basis.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; MS preferred.
  • 3+ years' Project Management experience in medium to large organizations. Experience executing projects in a regulated environment is a plus.
  • Minimum Certification Preference: Project Management Professional (PMP) or ability to obtain it within 1 year.
  • Hands-on experience managing medium and large projects with a formal project management methodology tracking project schedules, resource management, cost management, and risk management.
  • Experience in implementing governance principles/practices required.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective utilization of 1 or more project management methodologies (Waterfall). Waterfall experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective utilization of continuous (process) improvement.
  • Experience working with, and managing, stakeholders/vendors inside or outside of IT.
  • Proven track record of creating quality project documentation with high level of attention to detail while managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience utilizing interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to work effectively with all organization levels and build positive relationships.
  • Experience identifying the difference between tactical and strategic project issues and how to resolve them quickly.