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Senior Project Manager

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Our client is seeking a high-caliber talent to be part of their creative, technology and management teams. This will be a proven Sr. Project Manager with the skills, vision and imagination to help drive delivery of premier Entertainment and Travel web sites and mobile applications. The ideal candidate will oversee the development of multiple medium to large-scale digital projects across web and mobile applications. Responsibilities will include:

Project Estimation
• Facilitate scope definition, cross-functional estimates and high-level planning workshops
• Quantify cost factors to deliver project deliverables including resources, project oversight, objective risk and related contingency
• Document key assumptions and dependencies established through estimation activities
• Prepare and present high-level plan with estimates for executives and cross-functional leaders based on estimate outcomes

Program and Project Planning
• Create full-scale master project schedule and communication plans consisting of multiple projects or components
• Ensure proactive scheduling of key deliverables, milestones and deliverable tasks
• Establish project financial forecasts including resource plans and other expense plans
• Develop the project plan and schedule with cross discipline functional leads
• Ensure necessary steps and dependencies to deliver projects and components are established
• Validate that scope can be completed within timeline and budget
• Estimate resource needs with help from functional leads

Program and Project Delivery
• Confidently lead and drive cross-functional projects, components of large programs, or full programs through full delivery life-cycle ensuring project is delivered on-time and on-budget
• Manage resource assignment, budget, scheduling, and scope prioritization, and change control
• Work with cross discipline team members to validate project assumptions and review individual project plans with senior leadership
• Ensure proper documentation of scope of work with help from cross discipline functional leads
• Serve as primary liaison among multiple teams, including Product Management, Design, Technology, vendors and other key functional delivery teams (when appropriate)
• Communicate regular status updates to program and executive leadership team on delivery progress, plan updates and budget spend and forecast
• Monitor adherence to master schedule and milestone commitments
• Analyze labor demand vs. capacity labor to ensure efficient resource assignments
• Escalate key issues and risks to ensure timely resolution and mitigation
• Prevent scope creep and facilitate change requests to ensure impacts to schedule or budget are approved and communicated
• Design and implement metrics to drive performance, efficiency and forecast improvements
• Ensure proper project closure including retroactives/lessons learned, transition and hand-off to production operations support, and final financial reporting

Supervise Delivery Project Managers
• Provide leadership and coaching for a small team of project managers (2 to 5 team members)
• Assist in identifying and analyzing project management staffing needs and team assignments
• Assist in selection, on-boarding and on-going training for project management staff
• Confidently lead, motivate, influence and drive progress
• Work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity
• Must be able to work under tight timetables and high pressure situations
• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to juggle, shift gears, and maintain a sense of humor
• Able to deliver under extreme deadlines and intense business environment
• Excellent business communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
• Proactive and solution-oriented when managing issues
• Comfortable when communicating with executive level (Directors, VPs, SVPs) in presentations, working sessions, and 1-on-1 interactions
• Practiced in negotiating with others in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes

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