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Consultant, IT Project Management 6157

Company Name:
IMS - International Management Systems
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing IT Application Development team near La Habra, CA that is adding a Full Time senior level Project Manager to the team. This role will be responsible for managing complex multi-platform web and mobile integrations from project kickoff through launch.
Those authorized to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered. Client is not able to sponsor at this time.
JOB SUMMARY:
Serve as an expert in project management and manage all aspects of a moderately complex information technology project or multiple, medium-scale IT projects, including project planning, execution, timing, functionality, quality, communication and cost. Executes moderately, complex information technology projects from the original concept through the final implementation as well as ensures that the projects are aligned with standards and IT strategies. Establishes and communicates goals and directs team activity.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages the strategic alignment and success of moderately sized IT initiatives and projects spanning multiple business units. Prioritizes, approves and ensures the completion of new product development, design of new processes, and adoption of new strategies and/or projects within time, budget and specification constraints.
Consults with senior leadership and manages assigned project teams to ensure project alignment with the business units strategy and objectives. Supports the portfolio management decision process through the Solution Delivery Framework.
Creates and executes medium- to large-scale project plans that may involve multiple disciplines in the information technology field. Coordinates projects with other on-going efforts. Leads project teams in the development and implementation of detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
Provides appropriate performance feedback for project team members. Provides mentoring and coaching, where applicable, to assist project team members in achieving success.
Manages all activities regarding project risk and change management for medium- to large-scale IT projects. Leads or independently assesses inter-project/initiative dependencies and gauges the financial impact and risk of the project. Manages the project scope change process including the facilitation of issue/gap identification and resolution with business units, systems areas, channel managers and product managers.
Leads in the design, development, and implementation of business perspective work plans to determine needed tasks and resources (process, functional, product, and distribution channel) required to follow the Solution Delivery life cycle (SDLC) methods and procedures for complex projects that may span multiple business units.
Leads project teams in a matrix mode, containing internal and external (vendor) resources working in a distributed environment. Participates in vendor selection, and the negotiation of vendor tasks that contribute to the success of the project. Tracks, reviews and approves vendor deliverables and payments.
Leads the interfaces between IT projects and systems and business unit leadership to ensure collaboration and coordination between the project development staff, management, infrastructure areas, business partners, and if necessary, vendors and outside consultants. Monitors and assesses projects and communicates status to senior leadership. Ensures and manages the communication to and incorporation of feedback from customers on proposed, developing and completed projects. Crafts and implements communication plans requiring cultural change within the organization.
Identifies and anticipates issues that affect the successful delivery of projects. Facilitates resolution, mitigation, and appropriate escalation, up to and including senior management.
May consult and coach team members and less experienced project managers on Project Management best practices within the organization, including Solution Delivery and IT Value.
Assures proper quality standards are maintained during project execution and delivery. Defines quality standards for projects.
Demonstrates competency in coordinating all aspects of a medium- to large-scale project to delivery high customer satisfaction on large, complex projects.
May assist in the hiring, supervising, training and promotion of candidates.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Manage the roadmap and execution of multiple web and mobile applications
Drive project timelines and coordinate project resources across key cross-functional teams for assigned projects through launch and maintenance
Track metrics, user feedback, and industry benchmarks related to product performance
Act as a liaison and collaborate with key departments to ensure product requirements are met
Stay current on the latest in mobile devices, technology and frameworks
Provide thought leadership on continuously improving development practices
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Undergraduate studies in business, management information systems, computer science or related field. BA or equivalent is preferred. Project Management Certification is preferred.
Experience: Eight years of work experience in the information technology field. Three years of proven project leadership experience on medium size and moderately complex projects including PLC/SDLC processes, facilitation, negotiation, delegation, mentoring, etc. is preferred.
Knowledge: Must have demonstrated knowledge of project management and systems development lifecycle processes, tools, concepts and methodologies. Must have demonstrated knowledge of insurance and financial services industry, operations, customers and businesses.
Required experience includes:
3+ years of experience in web and mobile project or product management
Must be a mobile expert and knowledgeable on the cutting edge of mobile applications, SMS/MMS technologies, mobile media, and mobile marketing
Experience working with wireless carriers, developers, and/or other mobile service partners
Familiar with XML and HTML
Knowledge of iOS, Android, and Windows mobile
Demonstrated passion for interactive and mobile technology
Excellent client management and communication/interpersonal skills
Solid understanding of Agile development practices
Desired Experience with any of the following:
Knowledge of insurance solutions and business processes
Experience in programming mobile solutions
Experience with eCommerce solutions and technologies
Experience with Content Management Systems
Familiarity with OWASP security methodology

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