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Sr. Manager Commercial IT PM
Palo Alto, California
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on October 27, 2020
Job Id #42942 Posted August 17, 2020


  • Proactively manage projects towards achievement of business objectives while adhering to agreed scope, time, quality and budget; may manage resources directly to execute project activities.
  • Develop project charters, comprehensive plans, budgets, success criteria, metrics, status reporting, communications and other deliverables to ensure successful delivery of projects.
  • Anticipate critical activities and risks, identify issues and demonstrate initiative to appropriately escalate and resolve. Plan mitigations for risks with significant impact.
  • Effectively communicate progress, status, dependencies and risk to stakeholders so that necessary corrective actions can be taken to keep project on track.
  • Demonstrate leadership, build partnerships and communicate in a way that is motivating, optimistic and pragmatic; foster effective team interaction, collaboration and accountability.
  • Clearly communicate project roles and responsibilities to team members. Establish effective, yet nimble, governance, steering committees, and RACI for deliverables and decisions.
  • Create project task plans; monitor and update team member tasks and deliverables to ensure appropriate quality and timely completion.
  • Partner with others to develop and implement best practices for project management, solution evaluation and the system development life cycle; maintains templates, guidelines and process documentation. Coach and mentor others on project management best practices.
  • Provide input on and drive the necessary steps (e.g. investment business case, project management, change management, post project evaluation) to go from inception to realization of business benefits.
  • Manage multiple global projects that comprise of internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Manage vendors conducting work on assigned projects, ensuring their deliverables are provided in a timely and quality manner.
  • Ensure compliance to departmental SDLC and PM methodologies; conduct lessons learned for projects and proactively apply learnings.


  • Proven experience with 6 plus years managing a diversity of IT projects (including evaluation of solutions, requests for proposals, application implementations, reporting/analytics, infrastructure and information security)
  • Strong working knowledge of IT applications, infrastructure and information security projects.
  • PMP certification or equivalent is desired
  • Able to develop detailed IT project plans in a variety of technology areas with little assistance or input
  • Strong working knowledge of formal project management, SDLC and agile methodologies, PM tools and techniques
  • Proven experience with a variety of techniques for requirements elicitation, analysis and definition (e.g. functional specifications, business process engineering, data flow diagrams, use case analysis)
  • Proven experience developing robust plans for managing quality, testing and move to production
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management software, including MS Project and Smartsheet.
  • Good business acumen to understand the value of business capabilities enabled by IT
  • Sufficient working knowledge of finance fundamentals to plan, forecast and monitor costs
  • Sufficient technology acumen to understand interdependencies and major risks
  • Experience successfully completing projects using global virtual teams of internal and external resources; proven experience effectively managing vendors
  • Experience in an environment where various risk frameworks (e.g. Information Security, Privacy, CSV-21 CFR Part 11) are in scope and risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Ability to manage multiple programs or projects without direct authority in a consultative, collaborative and team-oriented style
  • Good presentation, communication, facilitation and influence skills; understanding of organizational change management concepts
  • Ability to develop strong and collaborative relationships with people at all levels within different functions
  • Highly aware of how their actions impacts others, drive to self-develop and strong desire to excel
  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science or related degree; MBA is a plus
  • Direct and honest in communication and feedback
  • Demonstrates consistency between words and actions
  • Develops and sustains cooperative productive partnerships
  • Demonstrates passion for the job, organization and company
  • Demonstrates strong accountability for results, performance, standards and continuous improvement
  • Open to new approaches and embraces change


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