The Group Project Manager is responsible for leading programs (either technical or enterprise wide business initiatives), which may consist of multiple tiered sophisticated projects with high visibility, daring schedules, and requiring significant negotiation to balance the needs of multiple partners and achieve specific business goals and objectives for the Enterprise.
- Understands data/information to identify potential risks across a broad number of individual projects and programs and establishes communications and mitigations to address them.
- Communicates risks in clear business as well as technical terms and provides clear messaging and solution options at a senior leadership and executive level in both planned and ad hoc scenarios.
- Identifies and listens to key partners to understands what is significant in the business and ensures that their interests are protected as well as the overall program objective throughout project planning and execution.
- Accountable for and advises others in creation of project communications. Ability to summarize and communicate appropriately depending upon the audience. Directs others in the facilitation of team and project meetings.
- Defines scope of Programs. Incorporates strategic factors into Program/Project Scope and recommendations. Influences ideation and design thinking and leads the factors that create changes and increase scope. Manages and help others understand the implications of change including legitimate scope shift.
- Creates and assists others in crafting a project timeline through defining needed activities, sequencing, resourcing, estimation of durations and resources and negotiates schedule with the team to find creative ways to meet it.
- Uses and helps others demonstrate the schedule as a communication and management tool to ensure the project stays on schedule, making needed adjustments to address project exceptions and incorporating ways to make delivery more efficient.
- Leads cross-functional or multi-team efforts in defining budget requirements for a project or program, providing thought leadership into initial financial estimates for the business case.
- Drives business case generation with finance and the business owner.
- Drives the process to procure funding at a project or program level.
- Collects monthly budget forecasts, collects actual data from finance, and applies accounting practices appropriately to maintain budget integrity.
- Identifies factors that can drive potential variance early in the forecasting process and limits project activity to maintain expenses within allotted budget. Provides proactive and accurate reporting on any unresolved variance to leadership.
- Holds functional resources accountable to performance within budget allocation.
- Excellent written and verbal presentation skills; ability to effectively connect with all employee and management levels
- Proficient in use of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and MS Project and Visio
- Shown experience with identifying & resolving project impacting issues; works with members of the Project Management team and business SMEs/executives to develop and implement viable solutions
- Sophisticated understanding of PMI principles and practices and shown experience in putting them into practice
- 10 – 12 yrs. formal project management work experience
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Overland Park, KS, US
Application Deadline: N/A