Technical Project Manager

Advantage Tech is looking for a Technical ERP PM for our Overland Park, KS Client

 

Job summary

Assists with the project management maturity initiative to create a standard methodology using Microsoft Project Professional, and functions as the lead project manager for a SalesForce CRM platform implementation, as well as future large project implementations interfaced with SalesForce. Accountable for the overall success of a project and using good judgement and critical thinking to course correct where potential roadblocks or scope creep may occur. Uses best practices and recommended tools for planning, budgeting, executing, monitoring, and controlling projects. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments to achieve project objectives in a collaborative and trusted business partner capacity.

Culture & Values

Each person plays an important role in sustaining our culture by living our values and demonstrating it through our daily interactions with one another:

• We serve with purpose and passion

• We collaborate to have a greater impact

• We are trustworthy

• We embrace change with optimism and hope

• We are responsible stewards We are guided by our values and each person integrates them into their work by:

• Recognizing contributions to both work and in support of organizational values

• Nurturing our teams’ connections to each other and to our progress

• Providing coaching and feedback, managing workload, resolving conflict and empowering teams

• Encouraging behaviors that support our values

Essential duties and responsibilities

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 85%

• Ensures completeness and clarity of information in project request and works with requestor to elaborate as needed.

• Coordinates and facilitates project meetings

• Identifies/communicates project variances and employs collaborative risk management, communication and negotiating skills to maintain project progress and achieve desired outcomes

• Demonstrates strategic thinking and problem-solving skills by using appropriate information to diagnose problems and identify possible solutions, and document pros and cons of proposed solutions

• Facilitates requirements gathering and assist with creation of project requirements and/or user stories

• Manages the project life cycle and work with cross-functional partners to oversee all phases of project completion

• Applies appropriate methodology to manage progress, scope, schedule, and budget on all assigned projects

• Performs resource planning activities to ensure resource needs are aligned with project scope and schedule and with management/project stakeholders priorities

• Manages relationship with third-party vendors and coordinates vendor activities with internal development and business process stakeholders/dependencies

• Manages relationship with other stakeholders and coordinates technology activities/ dependencies with business activities/dependencies to ensure effective resource alignment for successful project outcome

• Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

• Works with relevant stakeholders to successfully transition development projects to operational support

• Conducts iterative agile/scrum activities and meetings, including sprint planning, and retrospectives to incorporate lessons learned into future projects and sprint reviews

BEST PRACTICES/OPERATIONAL MATURITY 15%

• Works with project management team members to advance project management best practices based on sound industry (PMBOK) standards and evolving project management methodologies

• Recommends methods to mature project management capabilities

Qualifications Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in management, technology or related field of study required.

Experience and Special Skills:

• Minimum of 7 years project management experience leading multiple complex projects in the technology industry

• Minimum of 2 years using Microsoft Project Professional or similar project milestone, resource management and task tracking tools

• Minimum of 2 years project management experience leading SalesForce implementations or other large ERP-type systems

• Experience using Microsoft Power BI and DevOps preferred

• Strong cross-teams and vendor facilitation skills of

• Technical project management experience

• Experience with agile development methodologies

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Problem solving agility, able to negotiate compromises through relationships and focus on objectives

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• Experience working with third-party vendors

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Licenses / Certifications

• PMP or PRINCE2 certification highly preferred (or demonstrated progress toward certification required)

• Lean certification/experience a plus

• Scrum certification/experience a plus

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