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Consultant, Project Management

About Our Firm:

Granite Solutions Groupe provides financial services decision makers with people and solutions that deliver. Our clients count on us to deliver the right talent at the right time to achieve critical business results. We leverage our industry knowledge and passion for client priorities to deliver human capital solutions.

GSG was founded in 1998 as a consulting firm delivering project management and technology solutions for the financial services industry. GSG now has a global presence, with team members deployed across the U.S. at Fortune 1000 companies and high-performing Fintech firms.

High-caliber consultants are the face of GSG at our client organizations and offices. We value the deep relationships we have with our consultants that enable us to place them in roles where their skills will have an immediate impact. The GSG consulting team is comprised of diverse, experienced, driven, and dynamic contributors who excel at getting things done.

About the Opportunity:

GSG is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our dynamic team. The Project Manager will be an experienced PMO leader responsible for managing and implementing small and medium corporate initiatives and strategic projects to accelerate winning outcomes for our client by delivering on the organizational strategy to grow and scale and enable our client to achieve our goals. This position will be responsible for managing small and medium projects up to $2M including ownership from initiation to launch and close-out, optimizing project implementation, delivering on time and on budget, collaborating with cross-functional teams, proactively identifying and mitigating risks and resolving issues, and reporting project status to senior leadership, stakeholders, and customers.

The Project Manager will be accountable for delivering measurable project results for ROI and scope achievement, effective resource management, high project team engagement, PMO governance protocols adherence, and continuous improvement implementation. A strong background in project management and experience delivering cross functional technology projects is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management leadership and execution for assigned small to medium initiatives up to $2M as well as product backlogs that maximize value and return on investment.
  • Manage development and implementation of business requirements, technical design, coding, testing plans, and production roll-out in an iterative development environment per project charter document.
  • Create and manage schedules, forecasting, budgets, funding gates, milestones, resources, and project charter deliverables for assigned projects that realize target return on investments and scope achievement.
  • Identify potential risks, develop risk mitigation strategies, and implement remediations as needed to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Communicate and align with senior management, project stakeholders, and customers on project financials, ROI performance, delivery status, risks, issues, and issue resolution.
  • Certify that all project deliverables meet or exceed PMO governance policies and procedures.
  • Work with PMO governance to complete project post-completion auditing and issues identification, stakeholder-customer satisfaction surveys, and project documentation archival via PMO close-out procedures.
  • Accountable for PMO Charter metrics at two levels:
    • Project: measured by ROI achievement, budget attainment, schedule variance, customer value, scope adherence, project audit results, and resource utilization.
    • Individual: measured by project utilization, delivery responsibility, stakeholder feedback, policy compliance, position competence.
  • Focus on client outcomes, problem solving, cooperating, and communicating with the rest of the organization to achieve shared success.
  • Cultivate and maintain long-term, collaborative relationships with senior leadership, stakeholders, strategic business partners, development teams, and critical vendors to understand business needs, execute project charter, and ensure software solution meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive understanding, certification, and compliance in all PMO operations including project management tools, practices, policies, guidelines, and requirements.
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the project management function.
  • Present concisely and thoughtfully while facilitating discussions that drive clarity.
  • Foster adoption of the PMO vision across cross-functional leadership, team members, and stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, with additional professional certifications such as Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and/or other advanced certifications considered advantageous.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a project management role including significant experience managing complex technology or process improvement initiatives.
  • Proven experience owning and executing technology development projects including scoping, testing, systems go-live, and other similar technology project attributes.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for professionally managing a minimum of $2,000,000 in project budget or project spend across the total experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and align cross-functional teams, stakeholders, customers, and senior business leaders across various areas including user experience, technology, operations, risk management, legal, compliance, and other key partner areas to deliver business outcomes effectively.
  • Effective leader and proven manager, able to balance the need for process and flexibility while playing a client focused role in the prioritization and shepherding of projects to delivery.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Management and application development methodologies, tools and techniques including Waterfall and Agile.
  • Proven ability to operate in a highly entrepreneurial, high-performance, and decentralized environment.
  • Competence in project management tools including JIRA, Microsoft Project Professional, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Professional (Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, Access, etc.), Adaptive, and Planview.
  • Ability to follow PMO RACI policies and practices to ensure compliance and identify areas of non-compliance and remediation requirements.
  • Ability to influence divergent functions and stakeholders to achieve required PMO and corporate objectives that meet or exceed project and customer expectations.
  • Ability to create a highly positive working experience in a high-stress environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, conveying information clearly and persuasively while articulating facts, thoughts, ideas, and concerns impactfully.

Employee Benefits:

GSG is excited to offer its consultants excellent compensation and a robust option of benefits which include comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage. You will receive company-paid life insurance. In addition, we hope you will take advantage of eligible commuter benefits-like paying for work-related public transit and parking with pre-tax dollars. Save for your retirement with pre-tax contributions that go directly into your 401K. We also care about your pets with several options for pet insurance, discount card and prescriptions.

GSG’s Commitment to Diversity:

As a diverse-owned business, GSG is committed to creating a diverse workforce, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.