Contract eCommerce and Product Development Project Manager Opportunity in Dallas, TX

Client is committed to being the leader in the brand experience category by designing and producing powerful integrated digital and live events that connect people in ways that are meaningful and measurable. This is a Company built on integrity and a commitment to the well-being of our colleagues, our clients, the industry, and the environment.  Nearly 90 years later, the Client family still runs the company, along with more than 6,500 equally passionate employee-owners and 30,000 part-time workers. The family legacy shines through everything we do, from our creative inspiration right down to the sustainable carpet under your feet.

As a Technical Program Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of the project and development lifecycles and responsible for the successful delivery of new solutions that will be used by our employees and customers who produce events for some of the most well known brands in the world. We’re looking for individuals that show they can do whatever it takes to make sure that our projects/programs are successfully deployed. The right person for this position will be able to demonstrate creative energy and passion for delivering complex projects. You’ll be expected to communicate well both verbally and written to help lead and direct other team members and 3rd party vendors in our quest to be the premier provider of solutions to the event industry.

Flexibility and adaptability are key. Some of the things we do have never been done before, so we need

someone who can adapt both in thinking and learning new processes, applications and methods. You

may occasionally be asked to travel to events and work with our Business Partners and Technology Team to help make sure our technology is deployed successfully.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Technical Program Manager is responsible for the successful management of multiple medium to large, complex, multi-phased projects by leading cross-functional teams to define scope, plan, execute and deliver exceptional business value on time and within budget. The Technical Program Manager will manage all aspects of new and existing programs/projects from start to finish and be the single point of contact for all program activities, schedule and status. This position receives very broad guidance from management and requires a high level of initiative, self-motivation and problem-solving ability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently find ways to solve customer and business partner problems with effective solutions that minimize effort yet produce high value solutions.
  • Help support our business partners in building a business case and define success critieria for the project prior to receiving approval.
  • Produce polished executive-level presentations; deliver information to internal business partners that is clear, concise and effectivly influences critical decisions.
  • Provide leadership and facilitate the work of cross-functional teams by clarifying project objectives and defining tactics necessary to accomplish the objectives.
  • Manage a portfolio of multiple projects including interdependencies between different work streams.
  • Drive cross-functional team members to define project schedules and milestones, project plans, budgets, scope, and timeline.
  • Develop program budgets and integrate program costs into the organization-level budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Ensure effective team identification of project risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies; act as an escalation point for the team and implements effective mitigation strategies by taking corrective action to achieve project goals.
  • Communicate accurately regarding delivery of work products and services, planning efforts, personnel relationships with other organizations and resources.
  • Provide effective leadership and strategic direction to multiple vendors and project teams.
  • Coordinate project related activities across up to 5 different applications/teams.
  • Flexibility managing your time wisely to be available to remove roadblcks/obstacles for offshore resources/teams in a timely manner.
  • Working knowledge on the different components of an eComerce site.  (Catalogs, Parts, Prices, Customers, Orders, Shopping Carts, Payments…)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

CLIENT’S FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES:

  1. Adaptability – Effectively adapts to changing work environments.  Remains flexible in spite of adversity.  Embraces change from current environment to desired future state.  Adapts effectively to changing technology and changing job demands.
  2. Resourcefulness – Takes steps to improve processes, correct errors, and expand overall products or services in order to meet the customer’s changing needs.  Strives for continuous improvement and, ultimately, perfection by identifying opportunities and accessing risks.  Supports an environment that is conducive to change and fosters a free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Customer Focus – Provides excellent customer service to clients, vendors, and/or fellow Client employees.  Responds promptly, professionally, effectively, and efficiently to internal and external customer needs.  Manages difficult or emotional situations.  Recognizes sense of urgency in responding to needs.  Follows up to ensure requests, needs, and commitments are met consistently.  Displays an attitude of friendliness and service towards our customers and a willingness to make the extra effort to satisfy their needs.
  4. Dependability – Meets deadlines and commitments to ensure the job gets done.  Consistently completes assignments in an accurate and timely fashion.  Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Demonstrates ability to work independently.  Meets deadlines and performs at expected level in typical circumstances as well as unexpected circumstances.
  5. Ethics – Exemplifies and integrates Client’s code of ethics into all aspects of management.  Supports and upholds the organization’s standards and values.  Demonstrates honesty, reliability, and professionalism.  Maintains the highest ethical standards in Company policy and employee conduct.  Discourages violation of ethical conduct.  Ensures sensitive information remains confidential.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS:

  1. Analytical Skills – Synthesizes complex or diverse information using intuition, research and experience to complement data provided.  Reviews & analyzes a wide variety of information and recommends a specific course of action.
  2. Business Process Improvement – Takes steps to improve or correct errors and expand overall products or services.  Strives for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities and assessing risks.  Supports an environment conducive to change and fosters free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  4. Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.  Ability to create or interpret graphs, tables, and formulas.
  5. Problem Resolution – Analyzes problems and alternative solutions and takes appropriate timely action to achieve desired business results.  Seeks unique and novel solutions to problems and considers impact of final resolution.
  6. Productivity – Stays focused and uses time efficiently.  Prioritizes work effectively.  Performs work with minimal supervision.
  7. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to assignments or role.
  8. Drive to Perform – Identifies and accomplishes challenging objectives or personal goals.  Works effectively with others to achieve goals.  Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.  Maintains a high level of interest, enthusiasm and personal focus.
  9. Technical Skills – Ability to understand and interpret the laws, rules, policies, procedures, or systems related to the job.
  10. Technology – Generates or adapts equipment and technology to serve user needs.  Writes or interprets computer programming for various purposes.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Not applicable

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer systems or related field.
  • 7+ years Program / Project Management experience.
  • Prior experience as an IT Program Manager.
  • Prior experience developing and manageing project timelines, resources, vendors, and budgetary requirements for large, complex projects.
  • Strong background in application development methodologies, SDLC, Aglile, Scrum, and other IT industry standards.
  • Solid technical skills and background as needed to support the oversight of development and management of complex applications.
  • Solid technical understanding of multiple technologies.
  • Prior experience managing an eCommerce project.
  • Excellent people management skills to lead and influence diverse professional resources.
  • Effectively partner with IT and business area representatives to lead and support development activities.
  • Experience leading projects founded on a platform of innovative & emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrate strong business judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended business hours and weekends will be required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None required

TRAVEL DEMANDS:

Some travel will be required as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; drive, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to work long hours as needed.

COMMENTS The position described above is a general outline of the job’s responsibilities and requirements.  The duties may increase or decrease at any time at the discretion of management


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Direct-hire Project Manager/SQL Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

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Direct-hire Project Manager/SQL Developer Opportunity in Dallas, TX

The Project Manager is 60% PM, 40% SQL Development and Database Management

Overall Responsibility

The project planning, coordination, documentation, and testing for various IT driven initiatives. It requires cross functional coordination and working with onsite/off-shore developers.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Excellent in understanding, analyzing and documenting Business Requirements, Functional specifications, Business process flow, Business process mapping.
  • Ability to quickly gather an understanding of our core business operation platform. Industry experience across various domains such as Optometry, Healthcare, Insurance, etc.
  • Proficient in data analysis, developing Business Process Diagrams, Use Case, and Collaboration diagrams.
  • Identifying problem areas, analyzing and recommending business solutions
  • Provide user support and training
  • Expertise in Project Planning, Requirements Documentation, Analysis, Working with technical resources, Testing, System documentation and user training.
  • Experience in all phases of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience in overall Project management methodologies like Agile, Scrum, FDD, and Waterfall
  • Business Process re-engineering and processes standardization across business units
  • Implementation of a common business operating platform across all business units
  • Data analysis, SQL, and system admin skills. Past IT development background is a Plus.

Required Skills and Experiences

  • MS/BS degree in MIS, Computer Science, Business related technical field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years experience as a BA/PM highly desired
  • Experience with business process requirement documentation, process mapping, and SDLC
  • Experience in Optometry/Eyecare/Healthcare is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work with both internal and external customers
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment and stay motivated and flexible
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to resolve technical, procedural, and operational issues
  • Courteous, polite and professional
  • Self-starter and Self-managed
  • Flexibility to travel

Key Style Characteristics:

  • Bias For Action / Entrepreneurialism – Willingness to “roll up her/his sleeves” and work in a lean fast paced start-up environment
  • Collaboration – Comfortable working in decision making teams and ability to influence employees positively
  • Simplicity / Focus – Ability to focus on a few important items that matter and truly drive results.
  • People First – AEG is building a culture where people matter.  The HR Analyst will positively influence whenever possible.
  • Adaptability – The ability to retain an open mind for change, ability to move in different direction, ability to remain bias free.
  • Critical Thinking – Must be able to make well-thought out recommendations using data
  • Accountable – Must stand behind commitments, take responsibility for words/actions and be accountable for individual and team goals.
  • Resilience – Ability to cope and maintain emotional separation from issues; ability to manage stress and be graceful in stressful situations

Benefits:

  • Location: Dallas, Northeast and Midwest
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • PTO
  • Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Life, STD, LTD, Basic Life, Voluntary
  • Matching 401k

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Contract-to-hire JDE Project Manager Opportunity in Dallas, TX

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Contract-to-hire Project Manager Opportunity

 

SUMMARY:

Our client is looking for an Oracle JD Edwards seasoned Project Manager who is passionate about delivering excellence in service and solutions to clients. This is a full-time role as a mid to senior level JDE Project Manager as a member of a successful professional services organization based in Texas. We are seeking to find a strong JD Edwards Project Manager with hands–on experience as Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise-One implementations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Project Manager is responsible for managing deliverables throughout the lifecycle for the in-house implementation of an Oracle JD Edwards ERP system that may span multiple functions, departments, and processes with substantial complexity and organizational impact. He/she will act as a single point of interface to the steering committee, PMO, and project teams for all resources, support services, vendor relations, and project sponsors and ensure that program scope is in line with enterprise goals as he/she becomes the driver to ensure that the project is delivered on time.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a structured approach to successfully complete the project in the allotted time. Establish project standards, develop project plan, including master schedule.
  • Determine the capital resources, equipment, and tools needed to complete the project. Proactively manage scheduling issues.
  • Communicate project needs, goals, and milestones with appropriate project team members, executives, and customers.
  • Drive program issues through to resolution. Drive process improvement in the product development and delivery process.
  • Develop and maintain project charter.
  • Coordinate activities of cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure that issues are properly documented and maintained.
  • Manage change control procedures.
  • Define and maintain project scope.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PMP is highly desired
  • Strong Technical background
  • 10 years of professional experience in managing large scale financial software package such as Oracle JDE, PeopleSoft, SAP, Lawson, Epicor.
  • 7 years of project management experience
  • Bachelor degree required,
  • MBA preferred.
  • Oracle JD Edwards ERP experience highly desirable.
  • Relevant industry knowledge to include understanding of business systems.
  • Ability to identify and understand complex problems/issues and develop solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage large-scale projects.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of project management methodologies and tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Systems Implementation Life Cycle.
  • Ability to work effectively within time constraints.
  • Ability to manage multiple commitments simultaneously.

If you have this experience, feel you are a fit for this position, and are interested, please answer the questions below:

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5) Are you currently eligible to work for any employer in the US?

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IT Job Tips – Your Success as a IT Project Manager Lies in your Willingness to Make Decisions

Having the guts to go out and make decisions will enhance your career.

Back in December of last year I wrote how “Decision Making is Essential to Good Project Management.” I found that there are many articles already written on how to go about making decisions. One of the best of have read was pointed out in Preetham Nadig’s response to my blog last December. You can read that article, “The case for behavioral strategy” on the McKenzie Quarterly web site. Throughout my career I have been frustrated by slow decision making on my projects. Today I would like to elaborate more on the authority of project managers to make decisions.

Many experts on leadership point out that the worst decision is the decision not to make a decision. You can find this phrased in many different ways but the meaning is the same. What many people don’t realize is that avoiding a decision is a decision in itself. The ramifications of avoiding or delaying a decision must be analyzed against actually making a decision. In my previous blog I emphasized some of the problems that can occur if decisions are not made in a timely manner.

The lack of a decision can be quite detrimental to any project. To be successful, projects must continuously make forward progress. Since the project manager’s performance is measured by the success of their project(s) it is of utmost importance that project managers ensure that decisions are made effectively.

There are two categories of decisions that I will define here. The first is a decision that is out of the project manager’s control and the second is a decision that is within the project manager’s control. Yes, there is a lot of gray area in between and being able to decipher who has the authority to make decisions is not easy.

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IT Staffing – CIOs Finally Ready to Start Hiring Again

After years of penny pinching and putting off key software and hardware implementations, IT executives now say they’re ready to start hiring again.

It was the worst of times these past three, four years and IT workers suffered as much as more as most. While companies across all industries were busy pink-slipping millions of workers, shuttering facilities and abandoning all non-essentially IT projects, it was the networking, software and security specialists who were out of work and largely out of luck.

But as CIO Update found, those days appear to be over as the vast majority of some 1,400 CIOs surveyed say they’re adding headcount and are feeling far more optimistic about their company’s future than they have in years.

According to survey by headhunter Robert Half International, 64 percent of CIOs blamed understaffing in their company’s IT department for impairing their ability to implement innovative or emerging technologies.

To turn things around and build out computing environments in the cloud or to update ancient installed hardware and software platforms, CIOs will have to not only begin hiring more networking and cloud-computing specialists, but pay them handsomely to keep competitors from luring them away.

It’s not the exactly 1999 again, but CIOs are starting to see some blue sky on the horizon and that means good things for IT workers across the board.

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