Senior Project Manager

Monterrey, NL, Mexico

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DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Senior Project Manager for our Monterrey, NL office to make the team even stronger.

The Project Manager is a person who handles, manages and ensures the timely delivery of the project. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to ensure that the project is managed and executed in the proper manner. The Project Manager is also the leader of the project. She/he should lead by example, and create situations where the team staff look up to the project manager and try to emulate their positive traits.

Any project requires communication and information flow that has to be infused into the team in a systematic and scheduled manner. Information related to assignments is critical to the project success. If the information is not given to the right person, at the right time and in the right manner, the entire assignment stands at risk. Therefore, it is important that the Project Manager should work as a single point of contact for any assignment.

A team is made up of various individuals, who come from different walks of life. There are bound to be some differences between the team. It is the responsibility of the manager to ensure the smooth interactions between the project’s team members and that the differences do not have any effect on the quality of the project itself.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the following are carried out in accordance to the defined expectations:
    • Schedule – deliverables are being completed within the baselined time scales;
    • Cost- deliverables are being completed within the baselined cost plan;
    • Quality - deliverables are being completed first time or inside the quality metrics agreed;
    • Performance (Value) – progress is being earned for the expected cost;
    • Communication – regular and timely reporting of project progress to the sponsors and stakeholders;
    • Risk – to proactively manage foreseen project risks, mitigating as necessary;
    • Change – managing changes to the project without affecting the objectives and benefits;
    • Procurement – managing purchase orders, supplier invoices and any other procurement asset inside the project costs and schedule;
    • HR – managing HR requests to internal areas according to project needs.
  • Start of the project:
    • Prepare and define project plan (schedule, cost, quality, risk, etc.);
    • Assign responsibilities;
    • Identify the resources requirements.
  • During the project:
    • Manage all aspects of the project plan and budget;
    • Coordinate directly and indirectly with project staff to ensure successful completion of the project. (Directing, supervising, supporting and coordinating the project team member/staff);
    • Track project deliverable using project management tools;
    • Resolve, trace and escalate critical issues to minimize projects risks factors;
    • Perform the provisional acceptance and final acceptances procedures.
  • End of project:
    • Ensure the financial issues finalized;
    • Coordinate the lesson-learned process;
    • Follow up with clients to verify satisfaction.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of project management experience and as a responsible leader with managerial functions on a several small or medium size projects with average monthly workload in the range from 7 to 25 resources;
  • Solid knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle and Software Engineering Process;
  • Broad knowledge of project management standards and practices, ability to perform project manager's activities during Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Closing project phases as well as practice several Software Development Methodologies;
  • Able to run an organization of 10-30 people;
  • Deep understanding of PM methodologies;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including ability to think beyond what the users initially put forward as requirements and factor in the appropriate level of functional and technical future proofing;
  • Good understanding of best practice business processes, controls, and application of those principles to the end solution;
  • Understand how to complete the project when that the solution is fully adopted and integrated within the business-operating model and considered early enough in the project;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with senior management and various other stakeholders, both verbally and in written form. Must be forthright and capable of challenging where proposed solutions, approach, etc. are not appropriate;
  • Experience in production of high quality auditable artefacts and signoffs that adhere to the agreed project lifecycle standards;
  • Ability to prepare standard and ad-hoc presentation decks in a timely manner on required topics, from high level functional overview to detailed technical overview of key data flows;
  • Ability to effectively engage and work with a global team;
  • Self-motivation and initiation traits;
  • Good team player, able to balance the needs of stakeholders and IT, and able to manage internal IT conflicts and demands as needed;
  • Emotionally intelligent.

Nice to have

  • Any other certification related field.

We offer

  • Career plan and real growth opportunities in the company;
  • Hired directly by EPAM;
  • 100% under payroll;
  • Law benefits (IMSS, INFONAVIT, 15 days December, bonus, 25% vacation bonus, Mexican holidays plus December the 24th and 31st);
  • Major medical expenses insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Life insurance;
  • 13 % employee savings fund;
  • Vacations starting with 10 days plus 2 floating days;
  • 30 days leave for the following purposes: maternity leave/adoption;
  • 5 days for regular paternity leave or adoption;
  • Constant training and certifications;
  • Flexible work schedule;
  • Relaxed dress code;
  • Mobility plan with our other sites (25 countries);
  • Relocation plan within México.