Senior Project Manager in New Haven, CT at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 2/5/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you have experience planning and executing IT projects? Would you be interested in applying this to projects in  Human Resources (HR)? This project management position may be the perfect opportunity for you!

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager:

  • Drive proper project chartering and setup
  • Maintain strategic alignment of projects by analyzing charters and reviewing with management
  • Identify and institute operating processes for projects
  • Drive project management processes (including scope, schedule, risk, issue, resource and budget management)
  • Develop and maintain project plans, status reports, risk and issue logs, budget/ongoing project forecast of resources, etc
  • Track short-term project metrics to drive improvement and identify and mitigate project risks
  • Manage and prepare the IT portfolio status report and dashboard for IT-Steering Committee
  • Forecast internal resource capacity
  • Manage a team
  • Manage the budget (includes related scope control)
  • Establish a communication strategy in partnership with business, IT sponsors, team members, IT management, and customers
  • Optimize end user experience
  • Ensure that assigned projects are conducted in compliance with all department standards, policies, and guidelines
  • Identify and resolve project issues
  • Mentor and supervise project team members
  • Oversee and control external resources contracted to the project
  • Manage vendor contracts and drive deadlines
  • Ensure business inclusion throughout the management of the project schedule, project decision making, training, etc.
Requirements of the Senior Project Manager:
  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in Business Transformation program and/or Project management area
  • Bachelor’s in Business management and/or Information Technology management
  • Experience leading projects and executing tactical project-level activities and tasks
  • Experience managing HR IT projects, preferably in biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry
  • Understanding of functional/technical specifications related to HR, SAP, Success Factors, or other business applications systems
  • Experience with Change management and regulatory compliance requirements impacting IT
  • Broad business acumen and understanding of software development processes
  • Experience working in a matrix organization and ability to collaborate across geographies
  • Ability to mentor team members
  • Quality assurance
  • Experience with different cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience building relationships
  • Experience managing in a corporate environment
  • Strong communication skills, negotiation skills, and ability to influence
  • Understanding and adherence to PMI’s or similar Project and portfolio Management methodologies
  • PMP certification preferred
Keywords: Coach, Project Management, Project Manager, SAP

Job ID: 334295

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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