Project Manager | Westminster, Colorado

Sphere is looking to immediately hire a full-time Senior Project Manager into its Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO).

About the Company

Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments, security software, payments gateway and merchant acquiring products and services. Sphere serves a variety of companies from large, complex enterprises to small local businesses across a range of end-markets, including healthcare, restaurant, retail, parking, education, transportation, and insurance. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced environment where we are dedicated to helping our employees succeed, as well as offer a generous benefits package including a no-waiting-period health insurance program.

Position Summary

Under the direction of Director, EPMO the senior project manager will be responsible for establishing and leading enterprise-wide, cross-functional strategic initiatives. Senior project manager will lead a variety of different types of projects, including launching new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for project oversight, including planning, directing, and managing cross-functional team members
  • Manage project deliverables and milestones within approved timeline and budget
  • Must be able to enforce standard project management methodologies and tools to drive the execution and delivery of initiatives
  • Comply with change management processes to drive effective project execution & manage proper release/deployment of the project (e.g., post-implementation testing, auditing, reporting)
  • Ensure seamless transition from project implementation to the business
  • Identify/prioritize potential risks/issues in a timely manner throughout the project life cycle
  • Develop /maintain applicable risk/issue logs and develop and implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables/milestones are missed (e.g., identify critical path, document plan for getting back on schedule)
  • Analyze project outcomes and make appropriate recommendations to improve project outcomes and processes going forward (e.g., stakeholder satisfaction, lessons learned)
  • Serves as escalation point to resolve project/program issues, remove roadblocks and communicate status to executive leadership team.
  • Adhere to IT governance processes
  • Provide weekly project status and financial updates for approved projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively with leadership and senior management
  • Develop and deliver key documents
  • Serves as a role model in promoting good working relationships across a program/project
  • Personal effectiveness skills, such as time management and setting and achieving goals
  • Ability to initiate, engage and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Employ strategic visioning and planning to align program goals and benefits with the long term goals of the organization
  • Ability to effectively present at dept/forum meetings
  • Mentors, coaches and develops other PM’s and BSA‘s in their roles
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills, able to clarify needs, anticipate problems and be a resourceful and intuitive problem solver
  • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix IT partners to oversee all SDLC phases of a project
  • Validates financial forecasts and provides ongoing reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Represents the project in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience leading matrixed project teams implementing IT, process improvements and business operations projects
  • Experience running projects with team members located in different office locations
  • Experience running projects with 3rd party vendors
  • MS Office Suite proficiency
  • Has proven delivery experience in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively
  • Solid influencing skills
  • Experience with stakeholder management
  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision, both written and verbally
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Payments industry knowledge preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or computer science preferred

 

 

Travel to other Sphere offices may be required, approximately 5%

Note: Successful applicants must submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen

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