IT Project Manager - Temp-Perm

Company:
The NPD Group
Location:
Port Washington, NY
Job Type:
Posted:
10/9/2013

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Job Description

Be the first of your friends to declare, ldquoI love where I work!rdquo and actually mean it. Have fun and work hard with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. NPD is one of the leading market research providers in the world. We offer competitive market research and intelligence to our customers and many of the worldrsquos largest companies. In addition, NPD offers a career filled with innovation and opportunity to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our family. About You Yoursquore a passionate, dynamic, and highly motivated individual whorsquos looking for an opportunity to have an impact on some of the most well-known companies in the world. This integral member of the Process Quality Mangement team will report directly to the Director of Project Management. If you enjoy working with clients to influence their business solutions, this job is for you. Position Overview The role of the Information Technology Project Manager is to plan, execute and finalize Software Development projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members across multiple departments in order to deliver projects according to plan. This position will be based in Port Washington, NY. Overall Responsibilities bull Direct and manage projects from beginning to end bull Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals bull Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents bull Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion bull Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis. bull Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. bull Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders. bull Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members bull Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team bull Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path bull Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools bull Track project milestones and deliverables bull Develop and deliver progress reports, requirements documentation, and presentations bull Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas bull Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans bull Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle Qualifications bull Minimum of three plus years project management experience or an equivalent combination of project management experience, development or product management experience bull Strong written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to communicate between technical and non-technical personnel bull Candidate must be able to work unsupervised have the ability to prioritize tasks be logical, organized and work well with others in a stressful support environment bull Candidate must be able to manage timely, effective response to customer needs and effectively communicate project status as requested and required. bull Exceptional communication skills and proven experience in writing clear and concise functional specification documents (samples preferred) bull Ability to conscientiously manage and follow up on multiple concurrent tasks, requests and projects on tight deadlines bull Strong organizational skills bull Extreme attention to detail bull Proven experience with project management procedures and methodology, especially requirements management and schedule management bull Capability to analyze data using advanced Excel functionality bull College degree in related field bull PMP and Lean Six Sigma a bonus Relationships The ideal candidate must be comfortable and effective when talking with a broad range of decision influencers and decision makers within an organization. The candidate will be able to effectively understand and build relationships throughout the prospective customer's organization. Discipline The ideal candidate will be competent in managing their time and activities and must embrace our proven opportunity and customer management processes and systems. Candidates must possess a "can-do" perspective in their professional attitude. They will be detail oriented and demonstrate a strong work ethic. They will be sticklers for accuracy in their own work as well as their colleagues. They will be ready to back up their assertions with facts. NPD is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYAFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer. Company Description The world around us is changing. Retail is in a state of major transition, and consumers have more options than ever. As a leading provider of global information and advisory services, NPD is at the forefront of helping our clients, the worldrsquos biggest brands and retailers understand and profit from these changes. Since 1966, we have been helping businesses track industry trends and understand their customers in order to get the right products in the right places for the right people at the right prices. We serve more than a dozen industries including consumer electronics, entertainment, fashion, food foodservice, toys, video games, and more. We want to lead manufacturers and retailers on collaborating via the effective use of our information in line reviews and joint business planning. Yoursquore a passionate, dynamic, and highly motivated individual whorsquos looking for an opportunity to have an impact on some of the most well-known companies in the world. This integral member of the Process Quality Mangement team will report directly to the Director of Project Management. If you enjoy working with clients to influence their business solutions, this job is for you.
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