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Senior Project Manager - Des Moines, IA


Des MoinesIowa

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Andrew Behr

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JN -012020-13838

Job Description

AVID Technical Resources is partnering with our client to find a Senior Project Manager for a yearlong contract opportunity in Des Moines, IA. 

The Senior Project Manager will lead complex projects and achieve objectives and deliverables, using business and systems knowledge to provide operational consulting.  
Responsibilities Include:
  • Planning, leading and executing projects from start to finish ensuring completion and achieving agreed-upon timeframe and budget
  • Conceptualizing immediate and long-range needs to understand and deliver on business objectives while translating those objectives into project goals
  • Negotiating project objectives and direction with the support of the project sponsors and business leads
  • Managing project risks and issues to resolution
  • Developing innovative solutions to enhance systems, products, and processes
  • Advocating and creating analytical frameworks aligned with business objectives and providing thorough documentation on the lifecycle of each project
  • Develop appropriate KPI’s to benchmark and measure the effectiveness of teams
  • 7+ years of Project Management experience with exposure to planning, cost-benefit analysis, and information systems development
  • Life insurance experience preferred 
  • PMP designation is a plus
  • Knowledge of life products, annuity products, distribution models and related technology solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects from inception to successful implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and remediate project risks
  • Agile experience is a plus
  • Exceptional negotiation, facilitation, and consensus-building skills in addition to a strong ability to quantify impacts and synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, and high level of personal integrity and accountability 
  • The ability to work in a full-time role without sponsorship

About AVID Technical Resources:

AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a contract and permanent IT recruiting company. Headquartered in Boston, AVID specializes in placing information technology professionals with either an Infrastructure Support or Applications Development background.
Since our inception in 2003, AVID has grown to be among the leading IT recruiting firms in the area. This explosive growth has led to a number of awards and recognition. Inc. Magazine recently listed AVID on their exclusive Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the US. AVID was named one of the Leading IT Staffing Agencies in the Northeast by Forbes Magazine and the Boston Business Journal ranked AVID Technical Resources the 7th Fastest Growing Privately-held Company in Massachusetts.
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