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Director Of Project Services

Company: Robert Half
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Director of Project Management This will be a full time direct hire. The client is located in Arlington, VA. This will be a hybrid position a couple days a week in the office. Full benefits and annual Bonus! You will oversee all project aspects, keeping projects running on track and within scope from start to finish. On a daily basis, you will work with our engineering and product teams to plan and arrange work as well as ensure the cross-functional teams are aligned on progress, status, and scope. You will also work with our executive team and enterprise clients to orchestrate engagements, understand requirements to aid in their strategic prioritization, as well as negotiate solutions to issues as they arise.Primary Responsibilities: Key Strengths:

  • Sophisticated communicators who convey progress effectively in a highly collaborative and cross-functional environment.
  • Strategic organizers who smoothly orchestrate project schedules and task documentation while juggling competing demands.
  • Resourceful thinkers who anticipate potential risks and develop solutions that lead to better outcomes.
  • Responsible achievers who ensure proper project development, follow through on all commitments and deadlines and demonstrate a willingness and aptitude to learn.Objectives for this Role:
    • Build and develop the project team to ensure maximum performance, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
    • Lead projects from requirements definition through deployment, identifying schedules, scopes, budget estimations, and project implementation plans, including risk mitigation.
    • To coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various functional departments.
    • Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that project team adheres to project requirements.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate client stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes.
    • Manage key relationships with external vendors working as part of various project teams.Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Ensure all projects are delivered on time within the stipulated scope and budget.
      • Manage and motivate the team and its effectiveness to performance, training, and documentation; conduct performance evaluations; oversee PTO requests/approvals and make recommendations regarding hiring and termination.
      • Ability to direct and supervise.
      • Lead the initiation and planning of a project and ensure technical feasibility.
      • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
      • Develop detailed plans to monitor and track the progress of projects.
      • Coordinate with internal and external parties for the flawless execution of projects.
      • Manage relationships between clients and stakeholders.
      • Manage relationships with external vendors.
      • Measure project performance using appropriate project management tools.
      • Perform risk management analysis to reduce project risks.
      • Report and escalate to upper management as needed.
      • Create and maintain a comprehensive project documentation.Qualifications:Education
        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.Skills and Qualifications
          • 7+ years project management experience.
          • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
          • Strong presentation skills.
          • Proven success working with all levels of management.
          • Strong attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines.
          • Experience coaching and educating project teams to strengthen team members' capabilities and skill sets.
          • Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively build and extend relationships.
          • Ability to prioritize competing priorities and multi-task a variety of requests.
          • Proficient with Microsoft Office/O365, SharePoint.
          • Experience with project management/collaboration software; Jira, Confluence, and Microsoft Project.Preferred Qualifications
            • Project management experience in the Life Insurance industry.
            • Exposure to companies going through Agile Transformations.
            • Experience managing projects within an Agile Framework to include principles, tools, and ceremonies.
            • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects successfully, develop process and workflow documentation, and think critically.Sell on Job
              • Full Health Benefits. Medical, Dental and Vision.
              • Excellent 401k Plan.
              • Work Remote 3 days a week.
              • Annual Bonuses of up to 25% of Base salary.

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