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IT Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00038
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/21/2018

 Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full-time/direct-hire opportunity with our client in White Plains, NY for a Project Manager
Job Description
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop Request for Proposals (RFP's) or other procurement documents, meet with potential vendors, produce evaluation matrix's and lead project teams through solution analysis
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Provide project status materials at regular intervals
  • Review project work and deliverables throughout all phases
  • Assist through, implementation, deployment, documentation, user training, testing, and go-live.
  • May be called on to fulfill business analyst responsibilities. This may include documenting business process, developing project documentation utilizing user workshops, identifying and documenting business requirements, creating test cases, developing training materials.
  • Understand and adhere to all IT Project Management procedures and governance

Required Skills
  • Customer focused mindset and willingness to understand and represent Customer's needs
  • Proven working experience in project management in the information technology sector
  • Self-motivated and well-organized with a positive attitude towards challenges and the ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Proven facilitator of process, requirements and change management for complex projects
  • An understanding of technical concepts, principles and terminology and to clearly state and summarize technical information.
  • Enthusiasm to participate or lead in a team based culture across multiple NY geographies to meet challenging deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience using the basic Microsoft Office applications (including Excel, PowerPoint and Word) 
    Required Experience
  • Experience multitasking on concurrent projects and/or assignments in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in creating project plans with MS Project
  • Bachelor's Degree in a business or technical discipline
  • Minimum 8 years quality experience (or a minimum of 10 years of directly related experience for non-degree holders) of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing various projects.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.