• Associate Project Manager - PMO

    Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
    Requisition ID
    2018-32728
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Associate Project Manager - Project Management Office (PMO) assists with key business and technology initiatives for GM Financial, including IT projects. Associate 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 Associate Project Manager - PMO is part of the IT Services organization and directs project compliance efforts.

    Responsibilities

    JOB DUTIES

    • Manage multiple small 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

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Entry-level knowledge of the software development process and industry standards to support the processes
    • Knowledge of the financial industry
    • Knowledge of a PPM Tool and SharePoint Services
    • Understanding of technology infrastructure, security concepts and platforms

    Skills

    • Ability to make decisions
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office
    • Detail oriented
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with others in teams and collaborative work situations
    • Organization and prioritization abilities
    • Problem solving and multi-tasking skills
    • Ability to produce executive-level reports using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

    Additional Knowledge and Skills

    • Basic experience with business case preparation and cost benefit analysis
    • Moderate proficiency with Microsoft Project or other PPM software tool

    Education

    • High School Diploma N/A
    • Associate Degree N/A
    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience required

    Experience

    • 2-3 years Experience in a project leadership role preferred

    Work Conditions

    • Subject to stressful situations
    • Fast-paced office environment
    • Strong focus on providing quality service to internal and external customers
    • Work a flexible schedule including extended business hours, weekends and holidays
    • Flexible schedule with possibility of working long hours
    • Limited travel may be required to support business needs
    • Must be able to deal with stressful office conditions while troubleshooting problems

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