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Project Manager / Business Analyst (5124)

Raleigh, NC 27604

Posted: 08/20/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Manager Job Number: 5124

Morton has an immediate need for a Project Manager / Business Analyst for a customer located in Raleigh, North Carolina who will drive projects from original concept through final implementation. The PM is responsible for coordinating activities of a project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project. The Project Manager operates under general direction and provides guidance to the project team.

Responsibilities:
 
  • Dive the building of a Project Management Office (PMO) within the business unit
  • Drive and develop appropriate regular reporting cadence and artifacts to report out for the PMO
  • Drive and work with the business leaders to support them in their operational issues and risks.
  • Define project scope and objectives; and ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables.
  • Identify appropriate resource needs; work with appropriate management to get resource commitments; make recommendations in sourcing strategy.
  • Create and manage project schedule efficiently; track progress in completing project tasks.
  • Manage scope and cost; ensure financial forecast is created and maintained throughout the project.
  • Take action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems; escalate issues to management and project stakeholders as necessary.
  • Conduct project meetings; prepare and present status reports on a regular basis to management and project stakeholders.
  • Participate in and lead internal process improvements and make recommendations on areas of improvement to management team.

Qualifications:
 
  • Previous experience in building a “ Business PMO” to handle operational risks and issues
  • Proven ability to take on day to day issues and risks of the business and drive to resolution
  • Strong Project and Program Management experience
  • PMP Certification a must have
  • Experience in writing and owning the development of Business Cases to secure funding
  • Advanced skill in project management software, specifically collaboration software
  • MS Office Professional Series (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Proficient in Visio and comfortable creating process maps.
  • Outstanding Stakeholder Management skills
  • Knowledge of project management tools, methods and best practices as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Solid understanding of business mathematics and basic project accounting principles.
  • Proven experience handling multiple assignments and using strong prioritization skills, ability to work in high-expectation situations providing leadership and collaboration to deliver solutions.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and negotiation skills, ability to make recommendations that drive business growth and organizational efficiency. 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills, ability to effectively present information across all levels of the organization and cultivate relationships with internal and external customers to achieve business objectives.
  • Ability to utilize documentation, knowledge bases, FAQs, and WIKIs in problem resolution.
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • 5-10 years relevant experience
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