Consulting Project Manager

Northwood Advisors - Irvine, CA

(Contract, Part-time, Local Candidates Only) 

Every organization has tough decisions at the core of its operation. As advisors to senior management at over 200 companies for nearly 25 years, Northwood Advisors has developed an approach to help organizations identify the most important levers of operational performance. With these levers, we determine the questions that must be answered and how best to answer them through people, process and technical solutions. The insight for these decisions often comes from building innovative analytical models in concert with the collective wisdom of joint teams with our clients. At Northwood Advisors, we architect solutions with these assets and embed insight at the point of decision.

Over the past two decades, we have helped medium and large organizations around the world answer a wide range of questions. What are the most important customers on which to focus and how? What are the facilities and physical resources that are needed to deliver the right products at the right place and price? Our core team of principals, analysts and engineers are complemented by a network of experts from across industry, research and academia. Together with our clients, we work in focused teams to design and deploy solutions.

Position

Northwood Advisors is looking for a contract/part-time Project Manager for technical consulting projects. We are looking for a professional with experience in the full range of the project lifecycle, from requirements to testing to development and deployment. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, organized, self-directed and highly innovative. This position will start at 10-20 hours per week with flexible work times and build from there.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with team, gather requirements, define scope, create estimates, plan resources, develop schedule, and track progress
  • Drive project execution and closely monitor progress; ensure project milestones are met; actively manage risk mitigation and issue resolution
  • Analyze changes to scope/requirements/timeline and assess impact to the project delivery
  • Lead project kickoff meetings, weekly project team meetings and working meetings as needed
  • Effectively communicate with management team on project status
  • Understand business problems and opportunities, and document current state and future state process flow diagrams; facilitate process streamlining where appropriate
  • Work with the client, internal team and vendors to recommend solutions that meet business objectives
  • Facilitate test planning and execution; develop go-live cutover plan in collaboration with technical teams

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager in a consulting environment, managing business application/software projects
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis skills required
  • Proven self-starter: driving projects, making sound executive decisions and resolving issues independently but know when to ask for direction
  • Ideally you are naturally collaborative, flexible and easy-going -- a great team leader and player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; we value direct, open communication
  • Account management and/or business analyst experience a plus
  • PMP certification a plus

Northwood Advisors is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity.



Posted On: Friday, March 22, 2019



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