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Project Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Plan, execute, and manage development and maintenance systems projects and resources. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects that meet requirements according to plan. Define project objectives and oversee quality control throughout the project life cycle.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a variety of project management functions, involving the managing and coordinating of technical resources to complete specific projects:
    • create project plans and maintain schedules
    • prepare project status reports
    • coordinate user involvement in projects
    • estimate and monitor time needed to accomplish tasks
    • manage project staff to achieve project plans
  • Project supervision of assigned programming staff:  confer regularly with staff to plan and coordinate activities; assign and review work; assist with difficult or unusual problems or tasks; provide feedback to Development Manager to assist in the job performance review process; and the like.   Participate in planning development staffing needs on an ongoing basis with the Director of Development, Development Manager and other Project Managers.
  • Oversee and carry out key project management  functions, involving the analysis of business needs and implementation of software solutions, including:
    • in-house development: user requirements analysis,  system documentation, design, build  and  testing, production implementation, lessons learned, close out;
    • outside development: coordination of systems analysis,  design, build and testing  performed by outside consultants.
  • Oversee research and analysis of the business and data processing requirements and determine appropriate solutions for which a computer system or sub-system is to be developed.   Research and present options, and recommend effective solutions to data processing needs.     
  • Play a key role in a variety of departmental planning efforts related to assigned areas of responsibility, such as preparing system proposals and feasibility studies. 
  •  Maintain a good working knowledge of company business plans/goals, products, operating policies and systems, and so forth.
  • Research and become familiar with the hardware and developmental software to be used in Vermont Mutual’s systems or sub-systems.
  • Act as backup to other Project Managers.
  • Train programmers in general project management processes and procedures as well as specific use of time tracking, troubleshooting, reporting and other miscellaneous software tools.   
  • Assist staff with a wide range of unusual or difficult analysis or programming projects/problems.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant technological developments in the field.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Functional supervision of 8+ employees who are assigned for the duration or part of a total project development project assigned.  May be involved in training and skill development of technical staff. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

General supervision is received from the Director of Development and other senior staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other appropriate discipline, plus 5 to 7 years of relevant IT or software project management, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Comprehensive, advanced knowledge and skills in project management and project management methodologies.  
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience with Portfolio and Project Management tools desired.
  • Strong planning, administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of company personnel, including senior management, frequently on interdepartmental or company-wide projects; and with outside consultants and vendors.
  • Ability to train, mentor, direct and coordinate the work of programming staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Predominately sedentary office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required.
  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume, in strict confidence.

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If you have any questions, please call 800-451-5000


We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all of our employees.

Competitive Salary
Paid Time Off
401(k) Retirement Plan
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance

Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Professional Development
Wellness Programs
Company-sponsored Events
...and more!

Questions? Please call us at 800-451-5000

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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