Project Manager - Technical

Union, NJ 07083

Employment Type: Contract Area of Specialty: Technical Project Manager Job Number: 6630

Job Description: 
• Project management for the collaboration experience team, with projects ranging from infrastructure, end-user workspace / desktop, phone systems, to application development.
• Project management for the IBM WebSphere custom application development, Cisco Phone systems upgrades, Desktop refresh, Microsoft office 365 migration, SharePoint development.
• Previous experience managing migration projects.
• Strong communication and ability to work with engineers and customers during migration projects.
• Ability to work on multiple projects in highly autonomous environments.
• Handle high volume workloads and provide exceptional customer support.
• Develop foster and maintain effective working relationships with engineering, Store Operations, Enterprise Services/Support, Information Security and field implementation and partner teams to deliver key business metrics.
• Bring attention to detail and understanding of communication needs with technical & non-technical audiences.
• Provide project planning, scheduling, and reporting support to the project team 
• Support during the Project Planning Phase including the development of Project Plans, Scope, etc.
• Gather project plan details from the project management team and assemble into a project plan, develop and maintain the project staffing plans, actively working out issues in the plan, develop and maintain project reports as assigned such as weekly project status reports, resource planning reports, risk management reports, and other management reports as required. 
• Maintain project tracking logs such as actions, issues, minutes, anomalies, problems, change, and risk, schedule and coordinate Meetings/Workshops for project team, develop Project Presentation Materials. 
• Also assist the Delivery Manager by monitoring project budget and schedule, performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Experience:
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in Project Management role in Information Technology.
• Experience with IBM WebSphere application (Intranet/Portal) development projects.
• Experience managing Desktop upgrades to Win 10, Cisco Phone Systems upgrades, Audio/Video and similar infrastructure projects.
• Experience with Microsoft Exchange Online / Office 365 / Cloud Migration Projects.
• Experience managing Microsoft SharePoint Projects.
• Undergraduate degree in related field is required
• Some experience as a direct line manager preferred
• PMP and/or Scrum certification preferred. Agile experience is highly desired. 
• Experience in a core data center and shared service technology area required
• Experience with Microsoft Operating System – Client and Server
• Experience with Office 365 deployments and upgrades
• Detailed understanding of, and experience with, ITIL processes
• Excellent oral, written, presentation, and communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project
• Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint 
• Proficiency with Microsoft Visio for flow charts/process flows 
• Excellent inter-personal skills including the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to independently set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment; a self-starter
• Strong Soft skills and ability to build business relationships with customers.
• Project Management Skills.

Ken Peters

Ken Peters co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been responsible for building the foundation of this premier IT staffing organization that serves clients in the areas of executive search, staff placements and consulting services. Ken has over 23 years experience in information technology and IT recruiting.

Ken’s IT background gives him a unique prospective to what an employer is looking for in an IT professional, as well as what’s important to a prospective candidate.

Handling the operations side of The Connors Group, Ken is always looking to leverage technology to create a world class infrastructure. Implementing this technology gives Connors a competitive edge, and adds tremendous value to our clients, and candidates.

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