Company: Careers

Project Manager

Description

As part of the RAY ALLEN Operations Department, the Project Manager is responsible for successfully managing a variety of projects from inception through completion. A successfully executed project constitutes on-time, quality delivery, within scope and budget to the satisfaction of the stakeholders. The ideal candidate for this position will be an intellectually curious, hardworking individual with a strong work ethic and team attitude. At RAY ALLEN, employees are encouraged to push the boundaries and dive into unchartered territory, understanding that the current or known way is not necessarily the best and to continuously strive for improvement. Please note that travel may be required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as primary point of contact between external stakeholders, executive team and project team(s)
  • Apply project management skills, methodologies and tools across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assist with defining project scopes and objectives with relevant stakeholders and perform appropriate analysis to ensure project feasibility
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled project meetings to establish project requirements and ensure proper management of expectations with project team, project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Clearly and consistently communicate pertinent or additional project details between any relevant resources, involved Teams and especially project stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Identify and assess issues and risks and implement change and quality management as required
  • Develop and maintain required project documentation (contact lists, project plans, requirements, task lists, action item logs, meeting minutes, etc.)
  • Create and present project updates and reports to stakeholders, project sponsors, relevant teams, and involved resources on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, project sponsors and relevant Teams to identify areas for improvement geared toward achieving operational excellence (such as internal and external processes, policies, procedures, standards, and tools)
  • Coordinate and assign appropriate resources to execute project tasks

 

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Strategic thinker that visualizes the big picture, anticipating the impact of decisions affecting the success of the organization as a whole
  • Works effectively as a proactive contributing team member as well as working individually
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and creative thinking skills; Resourceful in completing time sensitive tasks, with limited supervision
  • Flexibility and openness to change
  • Motivated with a willingness to take on new and challenging responsibilities
  • Strong sense of urgency and drive to deliver projects as outlined
  • Must be a genuine learning enthusiast, passionate technologist, and team player
  • Strong presentation skills, adept business knowledge, organizational abilities

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college of university in Business, Project Management, or related major
  • Proven 10+ years of experience as a project manager or 5+ years as a senior project manager
  • Exceptional understanding of the project management cycle and advanced project management methodologies
  • Extremely organized individual with superb time management skills
  • Solid understanding of business process management and process management methodologies
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Advanced PowerPoint expertise
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Extensive experience working with Virtual Teams or remote co-workers
  • Capable of working effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Advanced knowledge of a Project Management application such as Teamwork or MS Project
  • Some ability to travel, approximately 10-25% of time
  • Experience working with technology manufacturers and/or resellers


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Equivalent
  • PMP Certification (or similar)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Visio
  • Program Management Experience
  • Experience working with Cisco Systems