Senior Project Manager

Location: Dearborn, MI, United States
Primary Duties and Responsibilities (details of the basic job functions):
Manages assigned project team on large complex/multiple projects to ensure success in achievement of project goals and consistency with defined standards.  Manages the planning, design, development, implementation and/or support of complex mainframe and/or distributed information systems. Coordinates and defines technical requirements needed to complete project objectives.  Ensures functional and technical design supports customer requirements and complies with AAA technology plan and existing architecture.  Translates requirements to detailed specifications including budgetary projections. Negotiate contracts with outside vendors and manage vendor relationships.  Develops business models, cost/benefit analysis, and recommends strategies. Assists in the definition of projects and the development of project proposals and charters. 
Serves as a subject matter expert and consultant to mentor/coach team leaders in the use of project management concepts, tools and techniques.  
Provides overall project management and coordination to secure integration of activities and resources with other company initiatives.   Provides guidance and training to team members.  Identifies opportunities to improve team performance and effectiveness.  May provide guidance to project team leaders in defining measurements and measurement tools to track the achievement of project objectives.  Prepares project status reports and variance analysis to ensure project remains on schedule and within budget.  Conducts and facilitates quality assessment and reviews of projects.  Evaluates project's success at completion of project based on achievement of benefits and value proposition assessment. 
May assist in the coaching of systems development methodology and process management tools and techniques.  Ensures systems are developed and documented within departmental standards. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in mobile App development using native (iOS, Android or Microsoft Mobile) or hybrid techniques
  • Product manager or equivalent experience managing lifecycle of product including strategy, roadmap, development and operations including adoption, monitoring and support activities.
  • Experience as scrum master or equivalent leader responsible for delivering App releases in rapid releases
  • Lead change management activities pertaining to mobile App or website covering internal as well as customer readiness
  • Manage financials for projects and operations across Staff, software and hardware resources
  • Ability to lead multiple teams across multiple regional locations and time zones and coordinating sprints across these teams.
  • Collaboratively work with business and technology teams to deliver capabilities that address customer needs
  • Experience leading innovation labs/teams will be a plus.

Work Environment
Works in a temperature controlled office environment.
Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify):
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration and a minimum of three years of project management experience; or
Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation
Applicable professional certification or technology designation and a minimum of five years project management experience; or
Experience in/with:
  • Project planning and management (methods, tools and techniques)
  • Staffing, coordinating, and leading large technology  projects
  • Evaluating a complex system and/or business process and understanding the interdependencies between components
  • Evaluating state-of-the-art technology solutions
  • Total quality processes and quality problem solving tools
  • Developing and negotiating contracts with vendors
  • Preparing business plans, value propositions/charters and proposals for long range strategic initiatives/strategic plans
  • Performing a variety of high level technology and management consulting activities
  • Cost/benefit analysis
Demonstrated ability in:
  • Designing, developing and implementing technology using technology solutions
  • Leading department improvement efforts
  • Managing multiple projects
Excellent presentation, persuasion and interpersonal skills (at the middle/senior management level) to include report/proposal preparation and presentation. (A writing sample will be required at time of interview.)
Strong technical experience in/with:
  • Mainframe, distributed system and/or Web based or mobile App design, development and implementation
  • Programming languages and/or hybrid frameworks
  • Operating systems
  • Enterprise wide technology planning issues
  • Systems operation practices
  • System development methodologies
  • Database design
  • Tools and products used in structured systems development
  • Quality assurance toolset 
Managerial experience to include primary responsibilities for:
  • Staffing of professional and administrative staff
  • Personnel policy interpretation/administration
  • Leadership and decision making
  • Developing budgets and expense controls
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct 

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