Optiv Leawood, KS Full-time

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The Project Manager leads and directs multiple projects under the guidance of Project Management Office (PMO) leadership. Project Managers aggressively drive projects from inception to completion, identify and document project requirements, support clients on various information security initiatives, keep all stakeholders apprised of project and budget status, and manage issues to resolution. Project Managers are responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire life (initiation, plan, execute, control, close) with focus on the management of project risk and forecasting challenges and devising strategies to overcome and compensate. Project Managers are responsible for driving engagements forward and ensuring projects progress as planned and uninterrupted by comprehensive oversight and control of project activities and timelines.

How you’ll make an impact

  • The Project Manager is accountable for the execution and delivery of customer-focused security solution projects ensuring uninterrupted progress or delays.
  • The Project Manager shall have the skills necessary to drive project progress across multiple stakeholders and levels of oversight with assurance on maintaining progress, timeliness, and effective resource utilization ensuring a minimum of 40 hrs billed per week be each delivery resource.
  • The Project Manager shall have the ability to develop strategic project delivery plans, detailed schedules, compensating project controls, cost forecasting, risk management, issues forecast and resolution planning, resource burn-rate analysis, forecasting, and reporting, and daily task management.
  • The Project Manager is accountable for the progress of the project; and drives timelines by creating and maintaining schedules (including key deliverables, milestones, and dependencies), understanding the deliverables and the progress toward each milestone, identifying and managing issues, risks, and other potential delays ahead of time, and identifying and driving resolution of all project related risks and issues.
  • Coordinate and facilitate internal and external planning and project status meetings.
  • Identify, assess and track potential risk issues and create the appropriate mitigation plans into the overall project initiatives
  • Assure overall project and service offering quality and consistency through the sound application of methodologies, standards, templates, and other approved delivery requirements.
  • Actively monitor the project budget, burn rates, milestones, and deliverables to ensure the timely, uninterrupted, and delay-free completion of the project.
  • The Project Manager will routinely report to a Program Manager on cross-capability projects and collaborate with peers during the execution of a project to track dependencies, project issues and potential risks.
  • Consolidate and report project performance metrics and status reports to internal and external stakeholders, and to the overall PMO.
  • Coordinate and manage projects across various functional groups, communicating potential risks and impacts identified.
  • Establish communication plans to facilitate core project team coordination and to provide status to management and extended project team members.
  • Implementing project management controls on assigned projects to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations, while ensuring no delay or interruptions, and maintaining a minimum of 40hrs billed per week be each delivery resource.
  • Maintain commitment to project milestones and deliverables and take necessary actions including escalation as necessary to achieve commitments.
  • Ensures a strong and seamless relationship by maintaining communications about the project to the team: sales, customers and delivery personnel.
  • Maintain working relationships with subject matter experts and personnel across the organization.

Qualifications for success

  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field. Advanced degree is desirable.
  • 3-6 years of experience in a customer facing project/program delivery leadership role within a professional services organization.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred.
  • Excellent Project Management skill, specifically demonstrated success managing multiple clients and disparate initiatives on a long term-basis required.
  • Management of information security projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with Project Management methodologies, best practices, and toolsets required.
  • Experience interfacing with both clients and partners required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and consultative skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision required.
  • Previous experience in a security services environment preferred.
  • Significant experience as a Consultant providing security expertise to clients preferred.
  • Ability to work as a team player, strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
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