Sr. Project Manager

Location: Watsonville, CA

Overview of position: The Sr. Project Manager is accountable and responsible for developing & executing project plans for multiple, simultaneous mid to large scale projects during all phases of the project lifecycle and partnering with teams, vendors/partners to provide excellent service and deliver quality projects on-time and within budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivering projects and programs that adhere to defined PMO processes and industry standard best practices
  • Develop and manage project management plans, schedules and budgets and provide consistent and comprehensive project updates, ongoing cost analysis, risk and issue management and resolution
  • Effectively direct, manage and control all project activities and deliverables, through all phases of the project lifecycle ensuring a successful delivery that is on time and within budget on all assigned projects
  • Escalate functional, quality and timeline issues appropriately to ensure successful achievement of project goals and objectives.
    Develop and maintain productive working relationships with external vendors and business partners
  • Coach and mentor project team members and partner across the organization to share lessons learned and best practices.
    Manage, monitor and track project-related costs, including budget variances
  • Ensure timely and accurate communication with management and project team members throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Prepare and/or present documentation to PMO and business stakeholders
  • Ensure the security of confidential and proprietary information and materials
  • Follow Company policies and practices while representing “client’s” ethical and business-like manner in all interactions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work

Requirements:

  • Require a minimum of 10 years progressive experience in a project/program management role, preferably in a PMO environment, with a proven track record of delivering complex, larger scale, global technology projects on time and within budget
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or comparable field of study required
  • PMP Certification required
  • Experience implementing ERP systems (MS Dynamics AX strongly preferred) with an emphasis on Finance, Order to Cash, Supply Chain and BI Business functions
  • Experience managing remote and geographically distributed project teams
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to deal with ambiguity and lead through change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives and work collaboratively and cohesively in a team environment
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, vendors, and other departments
  • Ability to influence through a global, multi-site matrix organization is essential
  • Extensive experience planning and managing projects within various SDLC methodologies i.e. Agile and Waterfall
  • Extensive experience managing project budgets and managing and controlling project-related costs including budget variances
  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management a plus
  • Vendor Relationship Management experience, including the creation and execution of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements
  • Extensive experience working with MS Project Professional and MS Enterprise Project Server (2010 preferred)
  • A valid passport and the ability to travel internationally without restrictions is also required
  • Domestic and international travel 15-20% of work time