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Project Manager-Executive
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 27, 2021
Job Id #49237 Posted July 22, 2021

Position Summary:
  • The purpose of this position is to actively drive the implementation of project deliverables defined in a project charter while ensuring the budget, scope, schedule, risk and quality meet specific success criteria.
  • Throughout the life cycle of the project, this role is expected to ensure key stakeholders are informed and engaged and ensures company and industry standard project management methodologies and tools are utilized.
This role is responsible for: -
  • Ensuring the project deliverables are strategically aligned with business objectives and defined for the team 
  • Defining, estimating and scheduling project tasks and interdependencies to achieve the scope through a clearly defined project plan/work breakdown structure 
  • Identifying project resource requirements and working with Steering Committee/Project Sponsor/Project Management Office/Project Management Competency Center to ensure adequately skilled resources are available to deliver on project commitments 
  • Holding resources accountable for delivering on the project plan, including providing coaching and mentoring of resources
  • Adhering to the approved project methodology for project management and maintains project artifacts and records 
  • Identifying and tracking key measures of success for the project 
  • Analyzing project performance, creating cost benefit analysis and identifying optimal solutions that minimize the negative impact and trade offs 
  • Implementing corrective actions to ensure project success and facilitates project change requests 
  • Consistently providing internal and external stakeholder communications and progress reports that effectively outline the project status, risks, issues and action plans to ensure project success 
  • Escalating to the Steering Committee/Project Sponsor risks and issues with potential significant impact 
  • Working 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 
  • Transitioning project into daily business operations at the end of the project.
The ideal candidate for this position must possess: -
  • The ability to balance approach to political, economic, social, technological, and administrative factors 
  • Competency in adapting to changing environment and ambiguous situations 
  • Attention to detail and ability to drive results -
  • (Executive and Senior roles) Ability to act independently with little direction 
  • Desire to satisfy requirements from multiple customers/stakeholders 
  • The ability to quickly sift through concepts and drill down into actionable steps 
  • Solid understanding of Project Management methodology, tools and techniques, including Capability Maturity Model integrated (CMMi) methods 
  • (Executive and Senior roles) Demonstrated experience leading multiple complex projects from design to delivery -
  • Objective decision making ability, strong analytical, and problem solving skills -
  • The ability to adjust quickly to changing situations and the ability to drive results through ambiguous environments or unexpected obstacles -
  • BA and/or BS in Business, Finance, Mathematics or related field or equivalent work experience
Required Skillset and experience:
1) Ability to manage projects through the entire SDLC (i.e., Concept through Install)
2) Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
3) Ability to manage programs/projects with budgets up to $5M
4) Ability to communicate effectively with senior business and technology leaders
5) Ability to operate on own with little assistance (self-starter)
6) Ability to flex between PM and BA roles as needed (PM primary role, but may need to do BA work if the agenda slows down) Desired: 
7)Prior Financial Services (Annuities/Insurance experience even better) 
8)Prior company's  experience - Prior Agile Scrum Master experience"

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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