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IT Project Manager - Contract
Ref No.: 19-00635
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Our client is seeking an IT Project Leader for their Columbia, SC location. This is a 6-month contract opportunity.

Job Description:
The IT Project Leader is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned project. He/she is a single point of contact for all assigned project related information, including the identification of stakeholders, evaluation of project management approach, and working with IT and Business teams to formulate a viable plan to solve project objectives. This includes working with resource managers to ensure properly assignment and resolve conflicts that support project priorities, communicate project status, risks, schedules, and costs; and actively provide leadership needed to meet the business objectives of the project.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides the leadership to aggressively drive business projects objectives.
  • Uses leadership and influence to generate results, facilitates and documents project meetings, decisions, and provides leadership to resolve project conflict, without direct resource authority.
  • Uses sound judgment based on business and project management experience.
  • Directly communicates with senior leaders, stakeholders, and various leadership committees, as needed.
  • Builds viable and acceptable project schedules, cost projections, and documents that aid in business decisions using various tools, including Microsoft Project, Excel, Power Point, and other applications.
  • Responsible for adherence to quality standards.
  • Responsible for all project management activities associated with the support of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), and the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) from concept through final Production implementation.
  • Creates and manages certain project materials, such as the Business Case, Statement of Work, Work Plans (schedules), Risk Logs, Meeting Minutes, Testing Schedules, Implementation Schedules, Change Logs, Lessons Learned, and communication of project status updates, as needed.
  • Presents business options for 'work around solutions', purchased solutions, technical in-house development, or combinations of all three.
  • Engages vendors and manages solution evaluation and selection, including RFI, RFP, published comparative third party evaluations, and works with and lead internal departments to secure fully executed contracts as needed.
  • Brings teams together and yield positive results.
  • Uses various communication skills to resolve conflicts, identify risks, and manage competing objectives and priorities.
  • Makes suggested process improvement recommendations.
  • Participates in external department business discovery and organizational job knowledge sharing events to broaden awareness and effectiveness.
  • Participates in job shadowing within other departments or in the field.
Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, Finance, or other related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of project-related work experience.
  • PMP Certification Preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to team and management.