Ekman Associates

Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Project Manager

$78,000-$175,000 / YEAR

Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions, Executive Recruiting and Managed Services.

Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery projects. This position requires strong communication, influencing, and project management skills. A strong technical foundation and ability to quickly develop deep understanding of the strategic objective.

Key Experience:

  • Must have proven experience migrating different business units
  • Knowledge of Microsoft’s entire cloud suite including Office, Skype for Business, Sharepoint and OneDrive
  • Certified PM (PMP) and Scrum Master.
  • Knowledge of ITIL concepts
  • The ideal candidate is proficient in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile and Scrum.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a working knowledge of assigned business focus, strategy, and key priorities.
  • Responsible for managing the overall performance and delivery of large/cross-functional programs/projects; including scope, schedule, risks, issues, and budget.
  • Provide program governance with clear and consistent communication of program level and project level status throughout the organization at all levels.
  • Ensure that issues and risks are identified, communicated to project sponsors and stakeholders early and proactively managed in a manner that mitigates risk to scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Manage the prioritization, resource allocations, and budgeting for programs/projects.
  • Strictly adhere to the client’s Project Management Methodology and reporting requirements; including project plans, agendas, meeting minutes, risks/issues logs, status reporting, and any other required project deliverables.
  • Partners with engagement team to ensure successful delivery against business expectations and requirements.
  • Manage interdependencies and effective communication channels between all existing projects, key initiatives, and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and Communicate to ensure the on-going alignment of priorities, expectations, resource availability and service delivery.
  • Participate in regular service reviews, both internally and externally, that help to initiate improvements.
  • Act as a change agent by anticipating technology opportunities, proposing viable solutions, and enabling process/technical innovation.
  • Participate in budgeting and proposal efforts by completing project scoping, cost-benefit analysis, and level of effort assessments.
Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. degree in relevant field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Certified PM (PMP) and Scrum Master.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft’s entire cloud suite including Office, Skype for Business, Sharepoint and OneDrive
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • 8+ years’ work experience in Project Management role using MS Project or similar software
  • Technology project management experience working within a technology team, technology department, or an IT department
  • Minimum 8+ years’ experience leading complex project builds with proven ability to identify scope, build an effective plan, and execute to completion
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts for a variety of audiences
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to coordinate with various team members from multiple internal departments and external vendors/freelances
  • Proven ability to manage global teams with diverse backgrounds, business objectives, and time zones constraints
  • Ability to effectively prioritize critical path activities to ensure on-time delivery
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and communicate with senior leadership
  • Appropriate sense of urgency and commitment for critical deliverables
  • Foundational understanding of application and infrastructure technologies (compute, storage, network, database, web, integration, virtualization, cloud hosting, etc.)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Adaptable performer who can lead effectively under pressure and through significant change
  • Experience advising and interfacing with senior executives on technology related issues
  • Ability to synthesize and simplify complex concepts/requirements to the team and stakeholders and tie back to business objectives.
  • Ability to interact productively with employees at all levels
  • Results- and goal-oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete

Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume.  To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at [ Link Removed ] .