Business Project Manager

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date Posted: 09-26-2018

NorthShore Resources has a contract opportunity for a Junior Business Systems Analyst with our client in Richfield, MN.

Our client, a national financial leader, is looking for an experienced Business Project Manager with with a proven track record of several projects implemented within scope time-line and cost. In this role, you will be responsible for managing two work streams within a larger program.

MUST HAVE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Strong experience as a Project Manager
  • Experience with large project implementations
  • Experience with large roll-outs and managing through a variety of issues and escalations
  • Strong experience with project planning across a broad range of business units and work components
  • Experience identifying and managing the critical path of big project efforts
  • Strong experience delivering projects within scope, timeline and cost
  • Strong financial management skills including experience with creating/updating monthly forecasts, and review of actuals and variances
  • Strong executive presence and experience with facilitating core, owner and steering committee meetings
  • Experience delivering large cross-organizational projects
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Financial Industry understanding and experience
  • Advice and Wealth Management industry experience
  • Ability to execute at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to manage cross-organizational teams to drive execution
  • Strong ability execute effectively with minimal guidance/leadership
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Draft and maintain detailed project plans for all the work components across all business areas, technology, service/operations business areas as well as all marketing, training and communications areas.
  • Manage across all these areas as the Single Point of Contact PM.
  • Responsible to pull all the project plans across all the project stakeholders an business areas into one consolidated plan and ensure everything stays on track.
  • Create a detailed critical path across all the different work areas to track project status and be able to identify on a daily basis if anything in not on track.
  • Highlight to management immediately with an associated action plan.
  • Manage project core and owner meetings and be able to communicate clearly at all levels.
  • Produce clear and concise project status for many different audiences.
  • Manage project risks, issues, change requests and questions pro-actively and escalating to the Steering Committee/Project Sponsor risks and issues with potential significant impact.
  • Consistently provide internal and external stakeholder communications and progress reports that effectively outline the project status, risks, issues and action plans to ensure project success.
  • Work effectively with business partners, vendors, technology, and project management staff to develop the project agenda and ensure agreement/adoption of project objectives/deliverables by all affected constituencies.
  • Analyze project performance, creating cost benefit analysis and identifying optimal solutions that minimize the negative impact and trade offs.
  • Implement corrective actions to ensure project success and facilitating project change requests.
  • Hold resources accountable for delivering on the project plan, including providing coaching and mentoring of resources across a broad range of business functions as well as vendors and internal technology deliverables.
  • Adhere to the approved project methodology for project management and maintains project artifacts and records.
  • Identify and track key measures of success for the project.
  • Provide clear concise project communication (status, meeting agenda, meeting notes) for different audiences from core teams to owner teams to steering committee members.

Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants. 
 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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