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Corporate Project Portfolio Manager

October 05, 2012 - December 05, 2012
Location:Durham, NC
Salary Range:Depends on experience
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Full comprehensive benefits package
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Implementation
Description:As a member of the Parata Corporate Project Management Office, this person will direct and/or manage all aspects of corporate directed projects, from inception to closure. This person will also be responsible for working with other members of the Parata Corporate Project Management Office to define and maintain the standards of processes related to project management within the Parata organization by developing, maintaining and deploying the governing guidelines and principles that all corporate and other important projects at Parata will be managed and measured by. The primary goal of this position is to achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes and methods for all corporate projects and to become the source for guidance, documentation and metrics related to the practices involved in managing and implementing project within the organization.

Duties:• Performs the duties outlined in the description of the Corporate Project Management Office as needed to support the Parata business requirements
• Meets monthly with the Parata Corporate Executives to provide status updates on all related portfolios, programs and associated corporate projects
• Directs and/or manages day to day business and project operations for assigned corporate projects from requirements, design, testing, training, deployment, and close out
• Directs and/or manages delivery projects for MIS software/solution implementations for large and medium scale corporate projects
• Directs and/or manages projects for product launches
• Develops corporate guidelines and principles for project portfolio, program and project management
• Drives implementation project life cycle from inception through closure for all assigned corporate aligned projects
• Oversees discovery workshops and assessments and assists with RFIs/RFPs for corporate projects
• Generates and drives corporate project schedules, milestones, and phase review processes
• Maintains an accurate project plan, adheres to deadlines and communicates weekly project status reports, issues, alerts, signoffs and closure to the team, management and the customer
• Forecasts revenue and resource requirements for the duration of the assigned corporate projects
• Maintains alignment of statement of work, project scope and overall business objectives
• Assesses and monitors risks. Identifies, evaluates, recommends and manages mitigating actions commensurate with risk levels
• Follows established change management procedures should corporate project plans or schedules be adjusted
• Uses project and portfolio management accountability methods and processes to ensure quality corporate projects
• Manages customer expectations fully and acts as customer liaison
• Builds relationship with clients and project teams that characterize partnership, cooperation and trust
• Documents lessons learned and best practices for continuous improvement
• Leverages project experiences and successes to develop customer success stories
• Performs other duties, as assigned


Qualifications:• Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials

Essential
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative or business related field, with
•3 years of experience in project management
Essential Equivalent

Additional
• Strong understanding of project management and solution delivery methodology
• Excellent facilitation skills
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Strong abilities to organize, assess, orchestrate, and prioritize tasks, risks, resources, milestones and deliverables
• Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to identify and request key resources in building a highly productive project team
• Ability to create methodologies, and produce project plans
• Ability to build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization
• Proven record of on-time delivery of high quality implementations
• Demonstrated skills of managing multiple clients projects simultaneously
• Knowledge of project management tools (MS Project)
• Travel as business requirements dictate at management discretion

Preferences
• Manufacturing industry experience
• Knowledge of supply chain solutions
• Knowledge of product lifecycle and product launch processes
• Knowledge of enterprise business application software
• Knowledge of project portfolio management software
• Knowledge of Six Sigma process

Parata is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, gender, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status.


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