Job Description

Job #:
Springfield , OR

Title: Project Manager (IT)
6 Months Contract (Preference - Start ASAP)
Location: Eugene/Springfield OR

- You will be responsible for managing the entire lifecycle of technology transformation and/or software development projects and ensuring that projects meet or exceed the success criteria as set forth by the business users and IT management.
- A major part of this position is to provide a proactive interface between the cross-functional core team, managers, and Executive Team to ensure effective definition of and delivery of projects.
- Interact with all departments and personnel, as needed, including external customers, vendors and consultants.
- Maintain professional service-oriented relationships with users throughout the company.
- Act as a liaison with other departments and organizations as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors.
- Willingly collaborate and cooperate with others to accomplish business goals.

Daily Responsibilities:
- Manage assigned projects according to life cycle (initiation, planning, execution, closure).
- Responsible for tracking and controlling project budgets.
- Develop and manage schedule; timelines, activities, milestones.
- Assess/analyze resource constraints/capacity and plan accordingly.
- Ensure/oversee complete requirements gathering and documentation.
- Create weekly status reports for each project and report status to the necessary stake holders.
- Conduct regular/weekly team meetings on all projects.
- Monitor risks and issues and maintain logs of actions/decisions.
- Monitor and maintain scope, change requests and/or solicit sponsor approvals.
- Ensure clear and comprehensive system documentation, user guides and training materials are created.
- Solicit team member collaboration on issues and problems.
- Identify appropriate project priorities and communicate to team members.
- Track project progress and communicate to team members, sponsor, and management.
- Post regular project updates as defined by departmental procedures.
- Maintain central point of contact with vendor(s).
- Create vendor selection criteria and matrix.
- Ensure contract negotiations follow project management standards and guidelines.
- Coordinate end user training.
- Track project actual expenditures to budget, and review vendor invoices before payment.

Required Skills:
- Minimum five years of IT Project Management experience.
- Three years in a business analyst/project management role leading a team of technologists in a complex business and systems environment to produce enterprise level software applications or technology solutions.
- Experience with iterative, waterfall, and agile software development life cycles and change management processes.
- Demonstrated ability to project manage multiple, parallel projects and staff requirements.
- Excellent computer skills, including experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Outlook, and Excel.
- Be responsible for accurate and reliable maintenance, documentation, and testing of new systems.
- Ability to generate accurate and satisfactory work products.

Qualifications Preferred:
- Experience in a Healthcare related field preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills. Ability to clearly communicate in person and over the phone and request and exchange information in a pleasant, respectful, and professional manner. Excellent interpersonal skills to assist in working with internal and external customers, vendors and consultants.
- Ability to define and prioritize problems and manage workload without direct supervision.
- Strong business analyst, process improvement, and project management skills are essential.
- Participation in broad assignments requiring originality and ingenuity with appreciable latitude for action or decision.
- Familiarity with project management techniques and standards.

Education: BA/BS in Business, Math, Computer Science, or related field preferred
Certification: Project Management Certification preferred

Works inside in a general office setting with ergonomically configured equipment

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