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Sr. IT Project Manager - Long-term contract Our Direct Client in Northern NJ, a premier global firm, seeks a Senior IT Project Manager to join the team immediately, on a long-term contract basis In this role, you will support several projects, within one of the client's International Portfolios. Project Managers are expected to ensure that their projects deliver on the required outputs detailed in their Project Charters, within the specified time and financial constraints. There is a strong focus on financial management, coordination of delivery team resources, and closely monitoring and maintaining detailed project plans. It is expected that status reporting, issue and risk management is undertaken on a timely basis and adheres the reporting cycles within their individual portfoliorsquos and executive reporting mandated by the PMO team. Project Managers will be expected to follow the in-house project lifecycle from inception to completion using standard project lifecycle practices and artifacts. Responsibilities and Tasks bull Coordinate internal resources and third parties for project execution bull Ensure project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget bull Develop project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility bull Develop detailed project plan to track progress bull Manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs and follow a formal CR process bull Report and escalate issues risks to management as needed bull Manage the day to day relationship with the client and stakeholders bull Perform risk management to minimize project risks bull Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation Expected Skills Organization, follow-up and strong attention to detail bull Ability to manage various deliverables from different teamsindividuals bull Solid understanding and ability to manage bull Assumptions bull Risks bull Action items bull Issues bull Change bull Scope Analytic and decision making skills ndash Ability to analyze and document a situationscenario and propose options, recommendations and cost impact Project financial management bull Forecasting of resources and cost bull Validation of forecast against budget bull Tracking of project spend, and justification for change requests Project planning and monitoring bull Definition of key milestones bull Development of detailed plans bull Approachforum to facilitate gathering of status information, and surfacing of progress limiting issues Leadership and Resource management skills ndash Ability to lead and manage a team of matrixed resources Communicationpresentation skills bull Clear, concise status reporting bull Ability to craft leadership executive level communications Qualifications bull Experience managing Global Cloud IT initiatives with strong financial management skills and strong ability to influence diverse technical and business resources. PMP and Agile certified, or comprehensive experience Experience with Roadmap planning, strong PowerPoint skills, ITIL certified a plus. bull Minimum of 8-10 yearsrsquo experience in project management disciplines, with experience planning and executing projects and programs. Strong experience managing both IT and Business projects preferred. bull Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing projects from definition through implementation, involving internal personnel and third-party contractors bull Requires excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills, strong supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with project team members, project sponsors, functional leads, and senior management in a matrixed environment bull Self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate bull Flexibility to travel as required to regional locations bull Drive and demonstrated success working independently in a virtual environment bull Capable of strategic thinking and of moving strategic plans into action bull Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously Education Bachelors degree from an accredited university, or equivalent work experience Years of experience Minimum of 8-10 yrs experience Certification PMP and Scrum certified or comprehensive experience Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task