IHG Senior Project Manager IT in Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Project Manager IT
Job Number R702734_0
Americas - United States - Georgia - Atlanta
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Your day to day
Responsible for managing large complex projects, often crossing multiple development groups, in accordance with the Project Lifecycle Methodology including the project management of business areas, data center, development, and/or global network activities to support the successful implementation of new applications and systems based on business and customer objectives. Project management includes the application of methodology & standards, knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations for a project. Involves balancing competing demands such as scope, time, cost, and quality, stakeholders with differing needs, expectations, identified requirements (needs) and unidentified requirements (expectations). May lead and review the work of less experienced staff by providing mentoring, technical guidance and/or training in daily activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and monitor enterprise systems and business applications projects. Prepare internal management reports recapping the utilization of resources, prepare project plans and review performance against committed schedules and budgets.
Administer release planning across the organization. Ensure releases are coordinated across the within and outside of GT as needed. Prepare detailed deployment plans to execute complex releases. Work across teams to influence and implement improvements to the release process to reduce risk, outage time and impact to the business and end users.
Interface with application development, global networks, telecommunications, account management, other IT organizations, and external vendors to prepare project requirements, planning and provisioning activities, implementation and closure of project initiatives.
Ensure the system development activities are consistent with established standards, follow departmental development processes and meet user and business objectives. Define and refine departmental standards, methodologies, and processes to ensure the efficient development and implementation of quality systems.
Project manage the design, enhancement and maintenance of corporate systems; and ensure the continuous availability and recoverability (ongoing lifecycle) of critical business systems for all supported clients.
Develop or modify processes, policies, and procedures to facilitate the working relationship between IT and its business functions.
What we need from you
Education Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
Experience 8-10 years progressive work related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines/processes related to the position including data processing in a multi-platform environment and 5+ years coordinating and managing IT projects and/or supervising IT personnel.
Technical Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing and explaining project information and status to clients, vendors, senior management and staff
Experience should include as many of the following areas as possible: IT purchasing, Mainframe hardware / software, Client server hardware / software, Hardware / Software deployment, Data Center management, Application Development, Change Management, Disaster Recovery, Production Support
Demonstrated knowledge of life cycle management, process creation and implementation, and quality management.
Project management certification desired.
What we offer
We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.
Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.
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