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Senior Project Manager, Digital Initiatives

Company: ABT Associates
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Organization Overview Ranked by Washington Technology as a top 100 leader in IT services, Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. If you want to apply your technical expertise to programs that help control infectious diseases, address housing and homelessness issues, and inform policies that create economic opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, we invite you to join our team. Our IT team of over 60 professionals collaborates across 45 offices. As a member of our team, you will be on the front line supporting users around the world. Clients have come to rely on Abt to provide innovative solutions with energy, creativity and top notch customer service. Our company culture of continuous learning supports opportunities for long-term career growth and a balanced work/life experience. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice. Job Summary Abt Associates is seeking a action-oriented Sr. Project Manager, responsible for managing global digital initiatives, with emphasis on ERP systems, including assembling their project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for communicating with Functional Area Managers, Project Champions, Project Sponsors, and other stakeholders regarding status of projects. Key Responsibilities * Manage Corporate Initiative projects, with emphasis on global technology change, including cloud and ERP implementations. * Manage execution of the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals. * Manage projects with a lens of the constraints of budget, scope, and schedule, while maintaining quality. Ensuring there is also a lens to the people and process impacted by the technology change * Develop project charter, outline constraints/assumptions/dependencies, and manage risks and issues. * Develop and manage project finances, deliver project forecasts and report on project actuals. * Conduct project kick-off, project gates, executive project reviews, appropriate project working sessions, lessons learned, and project close out. * Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes. * Measure project performance to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders. * Ensure a common understanding of the project by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members. Utilize communication routines to maintain alignment. * Communicates information and ideas verbally so others will understand. * Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand. * Improves team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale. * Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. * Provides positive reinforcement to project team members and provides feedback/coaching to improve performance of project teams when needed. * Supports PMO standards and best practices. * Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect. * Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs. Preferred Qualifications * Knowledge of project management knowledge areas * PMP certification is preferred * Knowledge of SDLC, including requirements gathering, solution design, coordination of development, testing and product rollout efforts. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. * Familiarity with Six Sigma, ITIL, or CMMI is a plus. Minimum Qualifications * 10+ (ten plus) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this position will be based as a telecommuter for the foreseeable future. Only when Abt reopens offices to all employees will there be an expectation that new hires return to the geographical office to which they were hired. Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. #LI-BK1

Keywords: ABT Associates, Cambridge , Senior Project Manager, Digital Initiatives, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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