Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEReporting to the both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Vice President for Assessment, Planning and Innovation, the Enterprise Project Leader drives large, complex, transformational technology and business projects and programs. Lead the ERP project, overseeing the technical and functional implementation team. Work collaboratively with functional and technical business areas, executive and IT leadership, and third party partners to achieve current and future ERP project objectives, milestones and deliverables. Manage stakeholder relationships, including general ongoing communications, negotiation of scope and schedule changes, key risks, issue resolutions, and ongoing progress reporting.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSWork collaboratively with functional and technical business areas, executive and IT leadership, and third party partners to achieve current and future ERP project objectives, milestones and deliverables. Manage ERP project goals and objectives, developing and implementing project management guidelines, managing project standards, project scope, timeline, risk identification and mitigation, quality management, project budget, resource allocation, reporting and documentation throughout the project lifecycle. Understands the business strategy and works with the project team to define business requirements. Drives the design and implementation of new business processes with required ERP configuration. Lead the development and execution of project specifications, objectives and plans for implementation of major projects, from kick-off through project close. Partner with FBO Project Management Office to effectuate project goals and outcomes.Provide leadership to project work groups. Facilitate effective communication and cooperation among team members and assist in optimizing work groups to work collaboratively.Monitor project work to ensure it is consistent with University IT quality standards, meets customer expectations and completed within established time lines and budgets.Establish effective communication with executives and project stakeholders, across technical and non-technical departments in order to identify key plan tasks, risks, issues and timelines. Serve as a liaison between the project steering committee and project teams. Lead project team meetings and participate in steering committee meetings. Manage high-level reporting on all major projects to the CIO, FBO leadership and campus IT governance committees.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's degree in computer science, business, information technology or related field required. Preferred: Master's degree, PMP CertificationEXPERIENCEA minimum of 5 years of IT-related project management experienceERP implementation experience, preferably in higher educationDemonstrated experience in a variety of project management methodologies (waterfall, agile, etc.)Demonstrated hands-on-experience in planning, development, implementation and management of large complex IT and business projects. Experience and expertise with process improvement and business process reengineeringKnowledge and experience with Ellucian Banner preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESCOMMUNICATION: Excellent written, oral, presentation and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to understand various audiences and effectively plan, organize, and present ideas and concepts at all levels of the organization.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Relates to people in an open, friendly and acceptable manner. Effectively balances the interests and needs of own group with the broader organization. Resolves conflicts and disagreements and builds consensus. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients at all levels in the organization. ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Analyzes the impact of potential actions. Demonstrates the ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to gather and analyze information. Capable of analyzing large volumes of data and summarizing results. Proposes and evaluates alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated proficiency in basic business practices (e.g. budgeting, scheduling, monitoring work, etc.). PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Leads groups in problem analysis and process improvement initiatives. Ability to deal ambiguity and change. LEADERSHIPS SKILLS: Demonstrates strong leadership skills that can influence and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results. Ability to establish clear goals and direction for teams or subordinates. Demonstrated ability to lead others in technical functions typically acquired through several years of experience in a supervisory or project leadership role. Ability to demonstrate leadership relative to the University's mission, vision and values with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion. TEAMWORK and PEER RELATIONSHIPS: Ability to work through and with others at all organizational levels to ensure work is completed and objectives are met. Ability to be a contributing and constructive member of University committees and task forces. Demonstrates the ability to build a collaborative or team environment within responsible or assigned areas. CUSTOMER FOCUS: Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. Proactively identifies customer issues and quickly and effectively resolves customer problems. Establishes customer service standards and objectives.
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