Senior IT Manager

nashville, Tennessee

Our client is seeking a Senior IT Manager to join their team in Nashville, TN.

The IT Project Manager is a results-driven resource with proven success in optimizing project and program management by delivering solutions within the agreed scope, budget, schedule and quality. They are accountable to deliver projects and programs for diverse and complex technical initiatives that delivery on business capabilities, while continually driving delivery efficiencies. This individual will have strong collaboration and negotiation skills to effectively align multiple stakeholders and enable the realization of business case benefits. The successful candidate will work directly with colleagues at all levels of the Enterprise across a matrixed organization, and will be adept at navigating corporate structures and team dynamics; developing senior and/or executive level communications.

Responsibilities

  • Overall management, tracking and reporting of technology deliverables in support of new business capabilities, ensuring on time and on budget delivery, adherence to compliance and quality standards, and alignment to the strategic objectives of the business case
  • Grow the capabilities of team members by mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure the adherence of project governance processes, and continuously improve them
  • Facilitate project planning with internal teams and strategic partners using standard project plan development methods, including interim milestones, dependency management, and critical path analysis
  • Implement tracking methods and metrics to monitor progress, report status, identify deviations and implement corrective action Implement process to capture baseline metrics and support the measurement of business benefit realization Implement effective change control processes to identify impacts (scope, schedule, cost, business case benefits), complete an impact assessment, and present recommendation
  • Support PMO communications through the preparation of executive updates, Steering Committee materials, key stakeholder meetings and portfolio/project status reporting
  • Facilitate cross-functional program processes and communications, such as risk and issue management
  • Drive decision analysis and recommendations for portfolio level issues
  • Ensure risk mitigation strategies are defined and executed
  • Ensure contingency plans are defined for key risks; monitor trigger dates and implement contingency solutions as needed
  • Facilitate program stage gates to validate deliverables and approve progression to the next phase
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial management including actual spend and forecasts for labor, non-labor and strategic partner support; explain cost variances and implement corrective action; track cost risks and cost opportunities
  • Display sense of urgency and keep the team focused on results
  • Manage, motivate and lead project managers and team resources where applicable
  • Be forward-looking and remove barriers to enable the team to progress per plan
  • Support internal and external audit needs including project artifact repository, deliverable acceptance criteria and evidence, and test results
  • Channel switch and prioritize competing requests and deliverables

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 7-10 years in Project Management within a large matrixed organization
  • Tangible record of successfully delivering large scale solutions within IT
  • Experience building complex Project and Program artifacts including project charters, comprehensive project plans, milestone views, status reports, issues, risk and contingency plans, etc.
  • Proven extensive experience within IT SDLC
  • Able to stay very organized while managing multiple tasks and activities
  • Takes initiative and is a self-starter
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and problem solving
  • Senior and Executive leadership presence
  • Excellent presentation/facilitation skills
  • Strong negotiation and tactful influencing skills
  • Strong communications skills; able to adapt communication style for the audience and topics
  • Waterfall and Agile experience  
  • Proficient in MS Office tools

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