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Sr Strategic Initiatives Project Manager

Company: Flexential
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading a team of professionals in completing projects by a set deadline to uphold business initiatives. They are a steward of the Project Management Life Cycle and manage the full lifecycle of multiple projects across the business from concept and design through rollout and end of life planning. They utilize all necessary tools to manage and coordinate the teams involved. This role will report to the Director, Business Process and Program Management, as part of the Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO). The SIO supports the vision and objectives of Flexential through the identification, alignment, and execution of critical strategic initiatives, business process improvement efforts, and programs / projects. This is a dynamic opportunity to work alongside leadership across the entire company, including Product, IT, Operations, Finance, Sales, and more. You should have excellent project management skills to drive and ensure the success of complex, cross-functional initiatives. You should be able to demonstrate customer centricity in all decision making, exhibit expert communication skills and bring the right balance between structure and agility. If you are passionate about Project Management, are adept at soft people skills, and able to adapt to rapidly changing business needs, then this job can provide a great deal of personal satisfaction. Key Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions Lead and manage multiple strategic, complex, cross-functional projects and coordinate the work through various functional leads. Work with project and company leadership to establish and manage clear prioritization, sponsorship, deadlines, and resourcing. Integrate project plans from multiple sources to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical paths, task dependencies, and major milestones. Understand program and project requirements to coordinate tasks and actions of various cross-functional teams to provide direction, monitor development, report out status and manage schedules and resources to closure. Incorporate changes driven from both within and outside that affect immediate and long-range goals and objectives. Develop, define, and manage execution of critical program and/or project elements. Ensure risks and issues are identified and appropriate actions are tracked and taken to resolution and closure. Drive and manage continuous improvement of product/solution development lifecycle process, practices, and initiatives. Work with existing tools when available and be able to create self-defined methods and processes to support project management when tools do not exist. Facilitate vendor alignment and maintain multiple relationships with cross-functional Flexential groups to ensure successful completion of deliverables. Manage business owners and executive work stream owners. Deal with the daily challenge of cross-business functions, managing and orchestrating the work of business and work stream owners. Develop presentations and reporting to support programs and projects. Mentor others on best practices, process improvement, and project management skills. Identify and participate in continuous improvement efforts within the PMO and across projects to optimize, gain efficiencies and enhance our tools and processes. Perform other duties as required and assigned. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Business, Engineering, etc.) or equivalent experience. 7 years project management experience Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills; communicates complicated matters in a simple, structured way both verbally and in writing. Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities, capable of navigating ambiguous situations. Advanced knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and tools. Excellent people skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams through influence versus direct management to develop high performing teams. Engages people in manner that brings forth the best ideas and commitment; generates candor and constructive dialog; comfortable with uncomfortable discussions. Approaches problems from different perspectives to suggest and implement solutions. Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned. Forecasts issues in advance to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development. Ability to prioritize tasks and deliverables. Experience working with and presenting to executive-level stakeholders. Experience developing project plans in a formal project management tool. Experienced User of MS Office toolset (Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint) Preferred Qualifications Advanced degrees or certifications (e.g. Project Management Professional Certification, etc.) Strong program management skills. Familiarity and/or experience with agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe) Unique technical understanding of the product and/or software development lifecycles. Strong knowledge of IT standards and best practices Possesses strong product/technology/industry knowledge Physical Requirements Ability to sit for extended periods of time Moderate or advanced keyboard usage Travel on occasion; at most 1-2 times a year Benefits of working at Flexential: Medical, Telehealth, Dental and Vision 401(k) Health Savings Accounts (HAS) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Life and AD&D Short Term and Long-Term disability Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave of Absence Employee Assistance Program Wellness Program Rewards and Recognition Program Benefits are subject to change at the Company's discretion. Base Pay Range : Annualized salary range offered for this position is estimated to be $99,000 - $120,000 . However, the actual pay range depends on each candidate's experience, location, and qualifications. Variable Pay : Discretionary annual bonus, based on personal and company performance. EEO Statement: Flexential is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions at Flexential are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This position has the following safety hazards: Ergonomics LI-PS1

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