Project Manager - Minneapolis, MN

Job Locations US-MN-Shoreview
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/6/2017 9:00 AM)
Requisition ID
2017-1421
Category (Portal Searching)
Operations

Overview

The NACS Project Management Office (PMO) consists of program and project management delivery, resource management, quality management, continuous improvement, professional development and knowledge management.

Achieve operational efficiency and effectiveness of program management through full end-to-end design and delivery across multiple industries. Perform day-to-day project management work activities using NACS PMO standards, processes, methodologies and systems.  Utilize structured and disciplined practices to ensure project management activities are consistent with company initiatives and expectations and achieve high quality, professional client service delivery. Achieve the attainment of financial targets inclusive of annual budget, gross profit and related financial metrics within area of responsibility.  Ensure project management activities meet corporate customer satisfaction objectives as well as internal and external SLAs.   Work collaboratively across all levels and departments of the organization and ensure a seamless transition of work activities to execute operations functions.

Responsibilities

  • Execute NACS PMO standards, processes and methodologies in a consistent manner for project planning and execution activities including the following:
    • Project planning fundamentals:  initiating, planning, estimating, resourcing, scheduling and budgeting
    • Project control fundamentals:  monitoring, anticipating potential problems, identifying project conflicts, taking corrective action, resolving issues, managing scope, schedule, cost, profit and budget, project reporting, quality review and assurance.
    • Relationship management fundamentals: client relationship management; project team management; and overall change management
  • Assist in proposal development and contract and subcontract negotiations with the sales and legal teams.
  • Create documents and coordinate with the legal team for contracts associated with Master Schedule of Services Agreements, Statements of Work, Software Licensing agreements, and post-installation support and maintenance.
  • Prepare Project Roadmap with concurrence of all participating organizations and negotiate agreement with the customer, including identification of work and organizational breakdown structures, requirements creation and management, cost and material estimates, milestone payment schedule, risk and communication management plans.
  • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. 
  • Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, professional, or administrative areas.
  • Manage the delivery and execution of projects through a balance of best-in-class and pragmatic project methodologies and practices that achieve KPIs and meet or exceed business results, client satisfaction and SLAs.
  • Act as primary customer contact for project activities, leading project review sessions with clients to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.   Conduct recurring customer reviews addressing costs, schedules, risks and customer considerations.
  • Develop new business or expand the product line with the client as applicable.  Manage customer enhancement programs including all bid and schedule estimates and management approval activities.
  • Issue and communicate program status to leadership, steering committee and other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Manage project issues/risks in a timely manner, escalating when necessary.
  • Foster collaborative working relationships within NACS operations and across all levels and departments of the organization to execute project management activities and company priorities.
  • Promote continuous growth of project management practices within the PMO and organization to achieve client and organizational objectives.
  • Achieve performance targets established by leadership for applicable Key Performance Indicators. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Required Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, relevant experience

Area of Study / Degree:

  • BA, Project Management, Engineering, IT or business is desired but not required

Certifications (Required or Preferred):

  • PMP, RCDD, DCDC desired but not required

Minimum Total Work Experience:

  • 10 years minimum work experience

Minimum Specialized Work Experience:

  • 7+ years’ experience managing large-scale data center implementations
  • 5+ years’ experience working with General Contractors and other trades.
  • Consulting experience a plus.

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