• Project Manager - PMO

    Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
    Requisition ID
    2018-32067
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Information Technology
    Travel
    0-10%
  • Overview

    The Project Manager - Project Management Office (PMO) leads key business and technology initiatives for GM Financial, including IT projects. Project Managers are responsible for the coordination and completion of all aspects of project management on assigned PMO projects, including, but not limited to, project definition, project plans, conducting meetings, documenting requirements, overseeing development, testing, and implementation. Additionally, the Project Manager - PMO is part of the IT Services organization and directs project compliance efforts.

     

    Responsibilities

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Manage multiple small to medium-sized software development or implementation projects to successful completion.
    • Follow GM Financial's Project Management Methodology, including documented policies and processes, in developing detailed project plans and completing required project documentation.
    • Conduct project discovery, develop project teams, define objectives and scope, document current and future-state processes, document risks and assumptions, and oversee development, testing, and implementation.
    • Conduct project kick-off meetings, communicate individual roles and project expectations, and serve as a single point of contact for projects.
    • Complete and manage detailed project plans using the designated project and portfolio management software tool.
    • Utilize designated project and portfolio management software tool to report project status, manage issues, and document risks.
    • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with project owners, business functions, IT, vendors, and other project stakeholders.

     

     

    OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES

    • Support Senior Project Managers as back up on large, complex projects.
    • Coordinate Post-Project Review meetings for completed projects.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.    

     

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

    Reports to: Program Manager

    Direct Reports: None  

      

     

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Working knowledge of Project Management Methodologies and Application Development Life Cycles.
    • Working knowledge of Information System Technology.
    • Working knowledge of at least one functional business area or the consumer finance industry.

     

    Skills

    • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions while meeting time sensitive deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal and management skills.
    • Ability to gain consensus among disparate groups.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Successful experience running meetings.
    • Good reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
    • Proven ability to deliver mission critical software development projects.
    • Basic experience with business case preparation and cost benefit analysis.
    • Basic proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint and Visio) and Microsoft SharePoint.
    • Moderate proficiency with Microsoft Project or other PPM software tool.

     

    Experience

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience.
    • 2+ years experience in a project leadership role.        

     

    WORK CONDITION:

    Work is conducted in a professional office environment, subject to stressful situations arising from set project timelines, delivery deadlines, and managing multiple projects and priorities.

     

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