IT Project Manager

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States | Full-time

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Our values define The Persimmon Group. The bedrock of our culture is one of shared ownership. We are an organization of minimal hierarchy where team members feel invested in their work, are encouraged to take initiative and contribute their ideas. Our atmosphere is one where work and play are often intertwined and good judgment is a necessity. We work as a team and succeed as a team. Join Us.

Job Requirements

  • 7-10+ years experience in IT project management, IT management, Business Analysis, or Project Implementation, including vendor-based COTS implementations
  • Some travel may be required (20-35%); evenings may also be required as needed
  • Experience capturing current state/future state business processes and requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Runs complex IT projects and programs from concept to completion, including leadership of the following efforts:
    • Business analysis (current state capture, future state design, scenario or user story development, etc.)
    • Requirements gathering (business, functional, technical)
    • Solution design
    • Development, configuration and integration efforts
    • Business readiness and change planning
    • Testing
    • Deployment
    • Transition to operational support
  • Leads engagement teams in the initiation, planning, execution and closure of projects, including but not limited to the following fundamental responsibilities:
    • Facilitates the definition of project scopes, outcomes, milestones, and deliverables as well as baseline schedule (Microsoft Project) and budget.
    • Monitors and reports project performance against the baseline.
    • Establishes clear roles and responsibilities as well as an effective program/project governance structure for decision-making
    • Facilitates effective communication, conflict-resolution, and teamwork among stakeholders
    • Proactively identifies and encourages the team to identify risks and strategies for mitigation
    • Designs and maintains project documentation
    • Effectively manages vendor relationships and expectations
    • Facilitates coordination of multiple sub-Projects and sub-Project Managers when required to manage a complex Program of related projects
  • Facilitates vendor evaluation and selection, including:
    • Development of a thorough RFP package
    • Establishment of vendor criteria aligned to requirements
    • Vetting of potential solutions against defined scenarios and use cases
    • Facilitation of a structured, fair process to evaluate potential vendors
    • Creation of vendor performance criteria and a clear statement of work
  • Leads change management efforts for clients implementing or upgrading enterprise wide software.
  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Provides technical guidance and expertise to facilitate planning, implementation, configuration, and support. Identifies trends and changes in technology and explains them to senior leadership team.

Other Skills and Qualifications

  • MS Project
  • Experience with both Waterfall and Agile PM Methodologies (helpful but not required)
  • PMP (strongly preferred)
  • Scheduling and budgeting experience
  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audience
  • Background in information technology, strategy development, program/project management, procurement, process re-engineering and organizational transformation.