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Junior IT Project Manager

Company Name:
Talon
Our client in Plymouth Meeting is looking for a full time Project Manager to join their team!
Summary
The Project Manager/Senior Project Manager applies professional principles, practices, and techniques to lead project teams and control project schedule, cost, scope and quality to ensure the project objectives are met.

Qualifications
Education
Bachelor's Degree in a related field is required
PMP Certification (Desired)

Experience
Project Manager - 2 to 6 years of project management experience
Mortgage experience - 2+ years (Desired)
Project Manager Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible to thoroughly understand and communicate stakeholder requirements
Establish clear ownership for project tasks
Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives
Track progress and review project tasks to ensure deadlines are met
Assess project issues and risks and identify solutions to resolve/mitigate
Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to appropriate stakeholders
Work collaboratively with internal and external teams
Some travel may be required, 5%
Help define & maintain PMO processes
Other duties as assigned

Competencies
Project Management - Develops project plans or work breakdown structures; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities; Proficient in using MS Project and other tools in managing/leading a project; Experience in all phases of the project lifecycle
Delegation - Delegates appropriate work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Acts as a mediator between the project sponsor and the stakeholders
Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results; Ensures all possible changes in scope are reviewed, monitored and follows the review/approval process; adapts well and quickly to change
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Demonstrates leadership in managing team members
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional business situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Manages stakeholder expectations
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Monitors project quality
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plan
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Puts in extra effort when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
Meetings - Manages meetings effectively; ensures a clear agenda is included in the meeting invite, prepares ahead of time and uses the team members time wisely; produces a timely meeting recap outlining key actions and next steps

Communication Skills
Verbal / Nonverbal - Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation
Written - Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret complex written information
Presentation - Presents clearly and informatively, easily maintaining audience attention and responding to audience needs; Able to facilitate discussion, progress effectively, and manage audience as needed


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