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Project/Transition/M&A Manager

Company: Transaction Network Services
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

An extraordinarily talented group of individuals work together every day to drive TNS' success, from both professional and personal perspectives. Come join the excellence!OverviewOverall Objective:
The Project Manager - Business Transformation (PM) will work cohesively with Project Sponsors and Stakeholders, Business Unit (BU) Management and Executives, Subject Matter Experts (such as Security and Compliance, Project Team/Staff, and Business Analysts), External Service Providers', and Consultancies' Project Managers to help deliver excellent outcomes for our business. Focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) including post-acquisition integrations, and other transformation projects, you will work to establish and embed best practice repeatable processes in the Internal Project Management area. As part of this key role you will lead, oversee, and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects. The PM must do this within scope, to a certain quality, and within time and cost constraints. These factors may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management to deliver business value.ResponsibilitiesRoles and Responsibilities:

  • Review project proposals or plans to determine a time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and the assignment of available departmental resources to various project phases. Ensure client requirements are captured accurately and completely.
  • Using problem-solving, critical thinking skills, and independent thinking to overcome challenges
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline a work plan. Adapt to cultural and organizational climates across global teams.
  • Act as a coach to junior project managers, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.
  • Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations, or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Analyze project proposals to determine a time frame, funding limitations and appropriate processes for accomplishing projects.
  • Review/approve the work plan of an external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute the project.
  • Implement project communication and change management plans.
  • Conduct risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality, and integrity of information, while providing consistency in content and look and feel across the organization.
  • Ensure that project goals are in line with business objectives.
  • Ensure that project goals are achieved.
  • Assign duties and responsibilities to project personnel and define the scope of their authority.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
  • Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
  • Benchmark project management performance continuously to identify the potential for improvements and increase capability in project and portfolio management.QualificationsMinimum Requirements:
    • Seven or more years of progressively responsible IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
    • Five years of successfully managing complex and risky projects
    • Five or more years of BU or BU-facing experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
    • Experience in leading diverse and global teams
    • Experience with acquisition integrations
    • Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. This blend is vital because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact.
    • Knowledge of project management methodology and experience or familiarity with major, defined program management approaches (for example, that of the Project Management Institute or PRINCE2 and agile approaches).
    • Significant knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools (for example, Microsoft Project), with a solid track record of practical application.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
    • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment in which this role may not directly control resources.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.Desirable Experience
      • Previous experience working with Workday, and Salesforce applications
      • Previous experience leading M&A acquisition integrations in global companiesEducation / Certifications:
        • PMI or similar certification, or demonstrated relevant experienceOther job role requirements
          • Domestic and international travel may be required
          • Ability to work across multiple time zones
          • Other duties from time to time as required to support operational activities and servicesIf you are passionate about technology, love personal growth and opportunity, come see what TNS is all about!TNS is an equal opportunity employer. TNS evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Transaction Network Services, Reston , Project/Transition/M&A Manager, Executive , Reston, Virginia

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