Location: 
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Type: 
Full-time
Education: 
Bachelor's degree

Industry: 

Experience: 
5-10 Years
Description: 

The Project Manager, located in our Philadelphia office, is expected to be fully accountable for the planning, execution, and completion of all project activities, including the delegation of tasking, planning of the overall timeline and milestones, and delivering a project that is on-time and on-budget. The Project Manager has a solid understanding of what needs to get done and an ability to plan for the required resources at the appropriate times over the life of the project. The project manager will look to improve project success by leveraging information technologies, industry standards and our own blended approach to project management.  The position is also responsible for developing strong business relationships with client partners and has an ability to successfully conceptualize and implement customized innovate solutions as well as leverage business opportunities.

Responsibilities: 

sential Functions:

  • Drive Project Management of medium to large IT development efforts generally lasting eight (8) to eighteen (18) months. Ability to manage all project aspects from Initiation to Closeout
  • Actively participates in developing and maintaining PMO best practices, methodologies, templates, processes and policies
  • Monitors and reports project status and other performance measurements weekly to key client and company stakeholders
  • Develop work breakdown structures; prepare charts, graphs and diagrams to assist in analyzing progress and opportunities
  • Prepare management plans and reports; coordinate schedules to facilitate completion of deliverables, presentations and formal Project Reviews
  • Perform horizontal integration planning between core products and other functional systems
  • Maintain consistent communication with the client before, during and after each project
  • Identify and execute opportunities to generate revenue
  • Understanding of entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) for each client installation and the associated complexities and dependencies, including data migration, system integrations and user testing
  • Familiarity with web technologies (.NET, web services), server and operating environments, database and hardware terminology
Qualifications and Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Business Management /Business Administration or similar
  • Understanding of Financial / Managerial accounting
  • Strong entrepreneurial attitude and ability to work in a challenging and rigorous environment
  • 5 years’ experience in consulting or consulting-related job(s)
  • 5+ years’ experience managing projects in an IT environment
  • PMP certification, or ability to obtain PMP certification required

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to manage client expectations, articulate project goals and manage scope in accordance with company requirements and resource availability
  • Ability to identify resource requirements and manage team schedules across multiple projects in different phases of execution
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a team to accomplish goals by encouraging communication, resolving conflict and demonstrating leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, interacting effectively with project teams and clients, as well as being able to juggle the demands and scheduling needs of multiple clients at once
  • Ability to identify potential project challenges and assess scheduling and cost impacts
  • Ability to track and manage projects costs
  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual, with demonstrated client relationship management abilities

Working Conditions:

  • Travel approximately 20-30%.
  • Traditional office environment with no unusual work conditions.
Recruiter: 
Lynda Weiner
lynda@centuryassociates.com
(215) 732-4311 ext 17
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