Project Manaer

The Delivery Group - Toronto, ON (6 months ago)

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The Delivery Group has a client located in Toronto looking for a Project Manager to join their team for a 12 month contract to start. Our customer is delivering a large data transformation program which involves the data migration for a new Enterprise Data Lake. They require a candidate with strong Executive Stakeholder management, project execution, and Big Data experience in enterprise environments.

You will direct Project Leads and deliver all aspects of the project management and systems development life cycle (SDLC) while working collaboratively to meet business and cross functional priorities. The successful candidate will leverage proven experience to build the foundation and have a hand in the continuous strategic evolution of all data warehousing technologies, tools, and processes to bring value to all business areas through advanced reporting and analytics, and the use of cutting edge tools. A strong understanding of data security and governance principles and how to integrate into information management project delivery is essential to the success of this role.

Responsibilities

Accountable for the overall delivery and execution of multiple streams including development, operations, data governance, support, change management, Business Intelligence, etc.
Manage reporting, analytics, and integration projects on time and within budget and scope
Prepare formal project documentation and obtain appropriate authorizations
Identify critical path and determine/integrate milestones, control points, imposed dates, and go/no-go decision points into the schedule
Manage scope, schedule, and cost priorities between stakeholder groups and within the project team
Provide a high level of relationship management; resolving conflicts and enabling discussions amongst various interests
Prepare and deliver executive presentations, facilitate workshops, and address complex questions from varied audiences
Prepare all status reporting and write clear, concise, and effective communications related to sensitive and complex issues
Work with interested parties to negotiate contracts with external vendors to ensure receipt of specific resources and materials
Drive the decision-making process and take initiative for identifying, analyzing, and resolving issues
Conduct formal risk management sessions to document and manage risk management plans as well as provide post mortem/root cause analysis for significant issues

Qualifications

Strong Vendor / Professional Service / Systems Integrator Management experience
Strong understanding of data security and governance principles and how to integrate into information management project delivery
Familiarity with integration architecture frameworks and methodology to integrate data with data warehouse projects
Practical experience in leading Scrum teams with demonstrated success in delivering business value in continuous sprint cycles
Minimum 10 years of experience managing medium to large sized, complex reporting and analytics projects from strategy to implementation using a disciplined approach to project management
Ability to lead and motivate delivery teams comprised of architects, systems analysts, developers, QA to work efficiently in an agile environment
Practical experience in delivering projects in a Big Data Hadoop environment
Strong presentation skills and facilitation skills with the ability to impact and influence key project participants and stakeholders