Project Manager

Advantage Tech is looking for a Project Manager in the Overland Park, KS. At our client, information technology is seen as a major contributor to delivering exceptional business results. The project manager position is a key contributor within the organization and has the opportunity to directly enable our business vision.  Our Client desires associates who want to be part of something bigger than themselves, who possess a positive attitude and who are tenacious about overcoming obstacles encountered.

This position requires someone whose mind and skills are strong, and someone with a commitment to continuous learning and experimentation to keep them that way.  This role also requires the ability to communicate and collaborate clearly with internal departments as well as with consultants and third party contributors from outside the company.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who will drive critical projects through the organization. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated, results-driven, flexible, detail-oriented, collaborative and quick on their toes. This position will work with subject matter experts, key stakeholders throughout the organization, and clients to deliver solutions through leadership and guidance. With a high degree of independence, this position is responsible for delivering thorough, high quality, completed work products utilizing project management best practice tools and methodologies with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

·    Manage cross-functional strategic projects (major and minor initiatives) of high complexity and visibility within the organization
·    Manage (plan, monitor, control and report) multiple business-wide projects with a focus on milestones/deadlines, deliverables, resources, and stakeholder relationships, across multiple departments, clients and third parties/vendors
·    Work with a small team of business analysts and quality assurance associates
·    Assemble project plans and cross-functional teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews, and escalating functional/quality/timeline issues appropriately
·    Provide transparent, accessible schedules for project monitoring
·    Manage quality control of deliverables, testing, documentation and approval
·    Strong status reporting, management of expectations and timely feedback
·    Identify opportunities to increase efficiency, ROI and customer experience by pushing on the status quo
·    Successfully manage relationships and deliver communications to ensure seamless project rollout across the organization
·    Lead and facilitate Agile ceremonies such as daily standup, retrospective and sprint planning.
·    Triage, scheduling, and management of features, backlog, and work requests.
·    Help to improve existing processes as well as architect new processes as the business grows and changes.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
·    5+ years of experience in project management in the IT sector and/or marketing departments, preferably in web development
·    Experience as a Scrum Master on multiple IT projects
·    Project management leadership and experience juggling multiple large projects of significant scope
·    Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
·    Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with senior management as well as business and IT subject matter experts. Experience in working as a liaison between IT and business end users
·    Experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions
·    Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills
·    Experience in project management / capacity planning tools

 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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