Project Manager -lion

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
Project Manager
Location: Farmington, CT
Duration: 6 months+
Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Managers will manage multiple projects with significant scope and complexity throughout the System Development Lifecycle for Payroll, Accounting and Tax disciplines. Liaison with the Corporate IT organizations to stay aligned with IT Roadmap.
The candidate must have a track record of success in project management, technology delivery, and operations. The candidate must be able to lead process improvement initiatives and IT projects to improve productivity, quality and/or customer service.
Overall management, tracking and reporting of project activities, ensuring that the projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to SDLC, and remain aligned to Business Case.
Work closely with leaders, project teams and various stakeholders to ensure projects effectively mitigate risks, resolve issues, and deliver as planned.
Facilitate cross-functional meetings and implementation plans, working with other project managers, functional experts and business partners.
Review and maintain project financials, evaluating projects against their approved financial targets and benefits goals, and ensuring the creation of action plans to address variances and effectively manage change controls.
Build and deliver project status reports and metrics on test case development, test execution progress, track and monitor defect corrections, identify project dependencies and constraints.
Experience working across a complex organization.
Identify and implement corrective actions quickly and independently in order to accomplish project objectives
Identify improvement opportunities for the organization and be an advocate for change.
Must possess strong analytical skills
BA/BS degree
5-7 years minimum experience as a project manager
Strong Project planning and Execution skills required.
Experienced in use of project management tools and methodologies
Strong leadership skills, with proven ability to provide clear direction to matrixed resources
Strong computer skills, Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project and Power Point
Finance/Accounting/Payroll background preferred
Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and facilitation skills.
Ability to train and mentor other Project Managers on Project Management methodologies.
Finance/Accounting/Payroll background preferred
Quality Management/Six Sigma certification preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

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