Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul-
Responsible to manage the effective delivery of assigned projects by providing end-to-end guidance from solution design,
requirement negotiation, issues escalation, resource allocation and monitoring project activities throughout the entire
development cycle. Responsible for project initiation, planning, development, execution, implementation and
communication pertaining to technology and business solutions. Ensure that project goals are accomplished within defined
time and budget and in line with business objectives. Responsible for the project management of small to mid-sized
projects or assigned phases of larger/complex projects.
Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of
education and/or experience.
Three years progressive broad based information systems and business experience; prior project management
experience and skills (planning and organizing) to include implementation projects or work process cycles from
inception to completion. Experience in technologic development and testing of applications desirable.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties:
Partner with functional business departments and sponsors to create, review and gain approval of project scope,
objective and plans and to determine the timeframe, funding, resource allocation on various project phases, staffing
requirement, and procedures for accomplishment.
Manage the planning, management and completion of assigned projects; develop and define detail work plans and
project deliverables. Develop and maintain project timelines and milestones. Ensure appropriate approvals are
obtained for each project phase and that team members have an understanding of expectations, timelines, and scope.
Manage the details of the project including the plan, schedule, resources, task assignments, risk, scope and budget;
track progress and monitor project management activities to ensure projects are completed according to determined
schedule and budget.
Report schedule, budget and delivery details to business and department management. Advise or make
recommendations to management of interim plans, potential issues, mitigating strategies, and implications of
requested scope or resource changes.
Interface with end users, technology specialists and senior project management team to understand and prioritize
business goals and information needs; oversee the development of business processes, systems requirements and
Manage the financial aspects of projects including project budget, forecasting and reporting actual and forecast
Facilitate and lead project meetings. Brief the project team on status reporting, risk identification, issue resolution,
feedback and input from project planning team and/or business. Responsible for project tracking, reporting, issue
management and related escalations.
Provide technical and analytical guidance to project team.
Coordinate and communicate cross-functionally with assigned project team members to facilitate deviation from
original specification and identify effective solutions.
Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best project management practices; make recommendations to
improve current programs and processes.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities (KSAs):
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact and influence associates and management at all levels.
Strong organizational, project management, negotiation and leadership skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast
paced environment. Ability to resolve issues with a detail oriented approach. Ability to understand, analyze and
communicate technical designs, project issues and status effectively. Strong working knowledge of project management
lifecycle and processes. Ability to articulate technical information to a variety of audiences. Proficient in MS Office (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint and Project). May be required to travel up to 25%.