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Project Manager - Data & Analyticsat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Date Posted 
Aug 09, 2022
Remote, Remote
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The Project Manager coordinates project resources and activities for multiple medium-sized, medium to high complexity projects in the Digital, Data, & Security practice. Our Data and Analytics team provides industry-leading consulting services that utilize proven technologies to modernize Data and Analytics. This position ensures that project goals and objectives are accomplished within a prescribed timeframe and funding parameters. The Project Manager works in a quality, professional manner to complete project responsibilities on time and on budget thus resulting in high client satisfaction.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Builds work plans, timelines, and schedule development tasks for medium sized, medium to high complexity projects
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of specifics of the Statements of Work (SOWs) for assigned projects
  • May create resource estimates in partnership with Client Executive and the ultimate project owner across multiple medium-sized/ medium to high complexity projects
  • Manages projects in partnership with the Client Executive and ultimate project owner on multiple medium- sized/ medium to high complexity projects
  • May serve as the Project Manager on medium sized, moderately complex projects
  • Accountable for identifying and reporting project variances to timeline, budgets and deliverables on multiple medium-sized/ medium to high complexity projects
  • Takes ownership to do more detailed analysis of issues and risks to more fully illustrate the impact and interdependencies that are possible
  • Brings recommendations and ideas for risk mitigation to leadership
  • Escalates risks to the right person and with the required data/supporting documentation
  • Conduct/creates detailed stakeholder analysis
  • Tracks and manages engagements to the SOW and maintains project financials across multiple medium-sized/ medium to high complexity projects
  • Builds and uses time tracking tools to monitor overall budgets across multiple medium-sized/ medium to high complexity projects
  • Develops and enhances the time tracking tools and processes for Sirius
  • Runs variance analysis on budgeted vs. actual and provides status updates
  • Runs detailed analysis on the schedule, and provides cause/effect information to project leadership. Factors the results into the critical path and updates dependencies
  • Defines new/client specific standards , targets, and measures for products, processes and services. Proactively follows up on variances that impact quality
  • Takes ownership for Status Meetings/Reports, Change Orders, and Invoicing
  • May have accountability for Internal Kick-off meetings, Client Kick off meetings, Day 1 Assessment, Mid Project Assessment, Project Closure and Follow on Work
  • Interacts with mid-level client stakeholders on a regular basis (Sr. Manager, Director level) on Change Management issues
  • Looks for and identifies new opportunities with clients
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions within the context of best practices and making recommendations necessary to achieve targeted objectives
  • Provides guidance to less experienced project team members on PM tools and techniques, including MS Project
  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
  • Meets billable utilization targets
  • Training/Certifications: Attend training sessions or shadowing activities, and obtain industry related certifications as determined by management
  • Administrative Overhead – Responds to email, phone calls, completes time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business or a related field
  • At least three (3) years of project management experience dealing with Data and Analytics solution delivery

Other Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff
  • Demonstrated skills in MS Project
  • Demonstrated understanding of contracts, project planning, the development lifecycle, and product offerings
  • Demonstrated ability to modify a core project plan given dependencies, with limited input/review from others
  • Ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of multiple factors
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct/create impact analysis to identify positive, negative or neutral impacts to key audience groups
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships and contribute to measurable team and/or organizational objectives in a consulting environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set and prioritize goals and pursue them to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and ensure that others input is gathered and discussed
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and work as a team player in a consulting environment
  • Resourceful in working with disparate client and internal departments to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated ability to provide day-to-day guidance to less experienced project team members

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification
  • Experience managing projects at large commercial and/or enterprise accounts in a consulting environment 

 Data Privacy and Security:

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.
  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment

Essential Functions

The position exists to provide technical project management consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.


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