Senior Project Manager

  • Information Security
  • St. Louis
  • Posted 9 years ago

Skills: Project Management, Information Security, Risk Management

Responsible for all phases of projects of a highly complex nature, which may include programs involving multiple project work streams, and acts as a single point of contact for those projects. Takes projects from original concept through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users and IT and business partners. Defines project scope and objectives. Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Conducts project meeting and is responsible for project tracking and analysis. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solution of problems. Typically not an individual contributor to the project but instead provides technical and analytical guidance to project team.

Level Expectations:
• Previous project management experience with Information Security domains (preferably infrastructure security project management experience)
• Understanding of information security and risk management function
• Possesses an expert level knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role
• Functions well in large-scale, complex, cross-functional / platform environment
• Solid individual performance while also providing direction for others
• May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others

Essential Functions:
• Presents project status and related information both verbally and in writing to executive staff, business sponsors and technical staff to ensure that all of IT and its business clients understands current status and the issues effecting success
• Meets with management to determine solutions to problems
• Defines project scope and objectives
• Develops preliminary project plan and design, determines necessary resources, and project timeline
• Assigns individual responsibilities and acts as a management resource for project team members
• Responsible for delivery and success of assigned projects
• Optimizes results within business and time constraints
• Leads meetings with project team to assess status and resolve issues as they come up
• Reviews and tracks status of project and deliverables and provides project updates and ongoing cost analysis to IT and business line management
• Provide assistance to IT team members with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems knowledge
• Ensures adherence to project management process and project documentation standards
• Develops project cost estimates and manages budget throughout projects
• Works on special projects as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field
• 5+ years of previous project management experience
• 8-10 years of experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
• Formal training in project management practices required
• Certification in project management preferred
• Knowledge of healthcare industry helpful
• Advanced knowledge of project development, including process mapping, budgeting and timeline creation
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward project completion
• Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills are a must
• Excellent communication skills including presentations and negotiations to Senior IT and Business leaders.
• Demonstrated ability to craft and present clear, concise and convincing messages appropriately targeted to the specific audience.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate status and issues effectively both verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
• General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Access
• In-depth knowledge of SQL preferred
• Working knowledge of SharePoint required
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business and some travel requirements

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