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Project Manager

Company: Foundation Software
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary
A successful project manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, executing, and managing all aspects of assigned software, IT, and general projects to ensure they are successfully completed on-time and within their specified budgets. The project manager will work closely with project sponsors, cross-functional stakeholders, and resource managers to ensure the successful completion of all project deliverables. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, be highly organized, and have a strong track record of delivering complex software projects on time and within budget. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of project management fundamentals, a solid understanding of software development life cycles, and be able to manage more than one project simultaneously using Agile or Waterfall methodologies.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, execute, and manage all aspects of assigned projects to ensure they are successfully completed on-time and within their specified budgets
  • Along with the project Sponsor and cross-functional key Stakeholders, help create the Project Charter during the Identification phase of the project
  • Develop, define, and execute project plans, activities, schedules, budgets, and deliverables
  • Follow set project management methodology including best practices, processes, documentation methods and other approved tools
  • Work with resource managers to staff projects; effectively manage cross-functional and diverse team members
  • Identify, develop, manage project risks, issues/problems with effective management plans, assist with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.
  • Lead daily/weekly stand-ups and meetings and effective communications with stakeholders
  • Effectively monitor, track, and report on all project activity progress including schedule variances to ensure project goals (e.g., deadline, defined scopes & deliverables, and quality) are achieved
  • Manage the quality of the deliverables. Ensure all requirements have been validated and ensure the user acceptance criteria has been developed and tested to successful completion prior to going live
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation. Deliver required closeout documentation, including technical specs documents, as-built diagrams, operations and maintenance manuals, acceptance signoffs
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Adopt and embrace organizational changes that positively impact teams across the organization
  • Champion PMO sound processes, disciplines, and best practices; Proactively recommend and implement process improvement / enhancement
  • Influence project team members to move towards a common goal; foster a culture based on accountability
  • All other duties as assigned

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administrations, Computer Science, or related field of study or equivalent work experience
    • At least 3 years of outstanding Project Management experience in a fast-paced environment
    • Thorough understanding of project management fundamentals
    • Excellent understanding of full project management lifecycle - planning to delivery stages
    • Understanding of software development life cycle with working experience delivering Application / Software implementation projects
    • Strong working experience of managing software development projects
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and analysis skills
    • Agile / Waterfall experience with the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously
    • Strong written and verbal communication, stakeholder management skills
    • Strong people skills with outstanding leadership, organizational, and time management skills

      Working at Foundation
      What's great about working for Foundation? Plenty! We have a fun, casual, yet hard-working culture that invests in our employees, promotes creativity, and delivers on our reputation. How would you like to work for a company that offers manicures and pedicures in the office? We do! How about house cleaning, gas cards, laundry services, and monthly happy hour - we offer all this and more!
      At Foundation we believe in and promote a work-life balance with a top-notch workout facility, fitness classes and free personal training; and for those competitive types, a game room complete with table tennis, foosball, and video game systems. Also a few comforts of home, there is a full kitchen, free coffee, soft drinks, and snacks.
      Other employee perks include tickets to Cleveland sporting events, a variety of lunch and learns, and various employee-appreciation events throughout the year. Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, 401(k) with match, and tuition reimbursement, plus medical, eye and dental.
      Foundation is constantly recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's top workplaces. We are a 17-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 award, a multi-year winner of The Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces award, and have been recognized multiple years on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
      Let's start your future at Foundation!
      Foundation Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Foundation Software, Strongsville , Project Manager, Executive , Strongsville, Ohio

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