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IT Project Manager - Contract
Ref No.: 19-00052
Location: Newark, New Jersey
 Our direct client is seeking an IT Project Manager to work in their Newark, NJ location.  This is a 11+ month contract opportunity.
Scope of Work:
Project Manager will manage complex projects from conception to delivery. Essential skills:  Project Life Cycle knowledge, Project Management Methodologies, MS Project.
Responsible for providing leadership and direction to project team – maintains control of the process, quality of work and budget. Consultant must have proven ability to deliver high quality business solutions and have experience organizing the details of the project, allocate internal and/or external resources to accomplish project tasks. Based on level, consultant accepts responsibility for achieving the project objectives.  Manages quality, timeliness and cost of the deliverable.  Reports project status frequently. 
Engaging project manager role responsible to plan and manage successful delivery of projects in the HR Technology group. Projects will include the planning and execution of control program changes required by the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), as well as changes to/implementation of HR solutions.  The ideal candidate is a seasoned project manager who has a proven track record of leading deployments of SaaS Solutions in a fast-paced environment, ability to coordinate and lead across multiple stakeholder and delivery groups, passion for delivering real business value to customers, and familiarity with Risk & control programs and their application to technology solutions.
  • Independently define and maintain the project plans covering all work streams (technology, Change Management, Testing, Operations, etc.)
  • Manage issue, risk and action item logs and escalate quickly when needed.
  • Ensure dependencies are identified
  • Proactively identify deliverables coming due and provide reminders
  • Produce status reports
  • Develop presentations for leadership, steering committees, Project Stakeholders, etc.
  • Lead and manage the project team.
  • Ensure Testing and Change Management plans are defined and ready for execution
  • Lead cutover planning and execution
  • Follow up on tasks requiring update
  • Essential skills:  Project Life Cycle knowledge, Project Management Methodologies, MS Project.
  • Experience with implementation of SaaS solutions
  • Strong background partnering working with Enterprise software and/or Consulting implementation partners
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and consult (providing options with pros, cons and risks) while providing thought leadership in solving governance, project management, business process and/or technical problems