Ongoing opportunities. We look for contractors that can round out project needs as they arise on short-term basis.
We are looking for experienced program managers with a proven background working across organizational, process or technology projects for Fortune 500 clients. The focus of this position is to work with the business side of the client organization, whether it is an IT, process or reorganization project.
Project Locations: West Coast (bay area, LA) but future opportunities may include other geographies.
To be considered for opportunities you must:
Must be available full-time (up to 40 hours per week except for weeks where client has company holidays)
Under normal conditions: be able to be on site 3-4 days a week with the client (40-hour week on site and additional hours as needed); temporarily remote due to COVID19.
“Temporarily remote due to COVID-19” means the job is fully remote, but only for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will transition back to a non-remote job after the pandemic has ended
Must be able to travel to various client locations by car where public transportation is not easily available for stakeholder presentations.
Note: The client project location is considered the ‘office location’, therefore the daily commute to client site location from your home will not be reimbursable from a mileage perspective.
Must be an Independent Contractor for this opportunity. You must meet the Independent Contractor checklist for the State of California (have your own business license, own insurance, etc.). Must be able to contract as Corp to Corp or as 1099 Independent Contractor for this opportunity.
Due to Covid-19 and remote working requirements at this time, must have own laptop and ability to work effectively from home without interruption to the work day.
Must be able to work remotely using approved client communications tools (Microsoft Teams, webex, GoToMeeting, be on video as necessary, etc.)
Requirements for the Position
You have a minimum of 10 years of consulting and program management experience, preferably across a wide range of commercial clients (business and IT sides) on large-scale, high-impact projects.
Experience in managing:
Project scope: defining workstreams, roles, and scopes of work under different vendors; Utilize proven methods of keeping teams accountable for quality, on-time delivery of work.
Cost: conducting cost projections and tracking regular costs and expenses across the team; Identifying potential risks or overruns; Reprioritization of scope across the team as needed.
Different vendors and contracts under the same project leading specific workstreams.
Experience in PMO activities:
Setting up a governance and PMO structure to track and drive all workstreams across the project team.
Identifying, documenting, and managing dependencies and deliverables across the project.
Developing and tracking success metrics, issues, risks, and constraints.
Documentation and regular publication of meeting notes and actions, tracking issues and resolutions, via SharePoint or other available technology.
Maintaining and updating SharePoint site and project website – knowledge management across teams for timely information sharing and decision-making across dependencies.
Onboarding new team members and building a process for doing so on a regular basis.
Metrics reporting and dashboard reporting for the client executive steering committees.
Shepherding internal client project deliverables required at all phases of the project.
Desire and ability to roll up your sleeves and work in a team-based environment.
Strong relationship-building skills with experience navigating political landscapes.
Strong references required for consideration, preferably from clients or direct supervisors.
Experienced user of Microsoft Project, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint; Able to document process flows in Visio or other process mapping tools.
Note: Currently work is West Coast (LA, Bay Area) but there could be client work requiring further travel.
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