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Project Manager

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Aquent is seeking a skilled Project manager responsible for complete web project life-cycles for our client's in-house team. The Project Manager will conduct estimates, re-estimates, risk/issues management, project planning, tracking, resource management and conduct status reporting to executive levels of the organization.

Responsibilities:
Utilize Project Server tools/methodology and other project management tools to achieve process improvements
• Implement standardized templates and tools
• Develop and maintain an enterprise wide project management process to support the operating group and enterprise project deployment
• Responsible for budgeting/forecasting and development of cost models for projects
• Provide recommendations on the desired future state and long-term strategy
• Ability to Interface with all levels of the organization
• Enhance working relationships across the enterprise to support project initiatives
• Communicate with all levels of the organization on project awareness and status updates
• Produce Executive level reports and presentations
• Coach and develop other individuals and teams on best practices of project management, organization and facilitation
• Corporate liaison for outside consultants assigned to projects
• Responsible for RFIs and RFPs from vendors and contractors, manage and negotiate vendor contracts and vendor responsibilities; multi vendor management
• Manage multiple cross-functional teams consisting of up to 40 associates including contractors.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in IT, Business Management or equivalent work experience
• A minimum of 3-5 years project management and IT experience managing large scale projects
• PMI certification required
• Excellent PC and analytical skills with creative ability to solve problems
• Experience in employee supervision, coaching and development
• Previous experience successfully leading enterprise-wide project initiatives
• Excellent relationship building skills; along with strong leadership and team management skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience managing software development projects in an Agile development environment

Ability to collect and present information for any level of management within the organization, including but not limited to managers, directors, senior directors and vice presidents

Familiarity with Microsoft Project Server desirable
Familiarity with Rally software a plus

This is an on-site, 6-month W2 contract opportunity working 40 hours a week. Please send your resume to cmerriam@aquent.com to apply.

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