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Project Manager

Lorain, Ohio · Information Technology
Jira/Confluence and/or VersionOne knowledge is a plus for this particular position

Under general supervision and with minimal assistance from more experienced and knowledgeable project managers, a Project Lead leads and drives the work of the project team members for small-medium projects or assists on larger projects ensuring deadlines are met. At this level, associates in this job are expected to develop competence in the Q4M project methodology. Consistent leadership qualities surrounding conflict management, influencing others, personal accountability for project performance should be observed by project sponsor. Acts as a technical and professional leader, providing guidance, direction and training to their team and other project team members as necessary. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Manages all project related activities on a daily basis and has responsibility for execution and final delivery and release of the product. Ensures deadlines are met by participating in resource planning, effectively planning, organizing, prioritizing, and delegating assignments to project team members and following up on their individual progress. Conducts regular project status/quality meetings and reports. Keeps management and key stakeholders well informed on a timely basis on project progress, status and/or concerns for each assignment. Develops project metrics and facilitates project scorecard development and progress. Develops and manages project schedules status, resources, deliverables, issues, and timelines throughout the project with input from the application managers, business partners and project team. Identifies major project risks and action plans, and escalates as required to appropriate level of management. Conducts Q4M toll gates and provides input into project performance reviews for each team member. Responsible for the project team conforming to Q4M standards and processes throughout the life cycle of the project. Facilitates communication and negotiation within and across the project team(s). Works closely with Product Manager to define and manage business partner requirements. Provides input to ensure adequate project staffing and resource management. Create the work breakdown structure with the team using appropriate tools and techniques in order to develop the schedule, resource, and quality. Responsible for assuring team completes estimation process for project resources. 

Two to three years experience in successful project management, with a progression in responsibility. Demonstrated experience managing multiple small to medium simultaneous projects involving cross-functional project teams within budgetary and schedule constraints. 5 years experience in understanding of Project Management principles, methods and techniques. Proficient analytical skills with attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Solid documentation, organization, time management, and problem solving skills. Ability to build consensus within MST and the business community and to work through others in achieving desired results and objectives. Flexibility in response to change. A detailed understanding of the business. Retail background a plus. Proficient negotiation, diplomacy and conflict resolution skills. Sound team building and interpersonal skills required to effectively manage a multi-skilled project team.

Prior industry experience in information technology is highly desired - experience can be in another discipline outside of project management. 

Excel - Intermediate

Word - Intermediate 

Microsoft Project - Intermediate

Lotus Notes - Advanced

Visio - Intermediate

Power Point - Intermediate

This is a starting position for a small development team that will grow to assist in supporting the Credit application.
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