Project Manager III

Kansas City, Missouri Business Solutions - Business Productivity Full Time

The Project Manager III is responsible for the overall management and administration of client projects through the entire cycle. May have other project managers assigned to their project.  Execute assigned projects to agreed time, scope, budget and quality following established process and delivery methodology. May guide teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; assigns responsibility and monitors performance and outcome.

Project managers must demonstrate ability to:  
- Understand client goals, scope and expectations; articulate to team project purpose  
- Establish a project schedule and manage to scope and budget  
- Follow and execute upon established communication plan  
- Provide meeting agendas, meeting notes and status/progress reports  
- Manage assigned work and resources; coordinate efforts with assigned PM’s to ensure efficiency and maximum effectiveness  
- Manage communications within project team and with stakeholder  
- Monitor Progress and burn rates as a method for tracking and reporting progress  
- Proactively identify risks and issues and clearly articulate options or next steps  
- Continually drive project to completion while keeping client business goals and needs in focus  
- Motivate colleagues and manage stakeholder priorities in a deadline-oriented environment 
- Assist with the development and creation of statements of work to support growth of project  
- Coach and mentor other project managers  

Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or a related field  
  • 5+ years technical project management experience  
  • 3+ years in professional services industry  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation and conflict resolution)  
  • Strong analytical and organization skills 
  • PMI Certification 
  • Valorem Expectations

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Exhibit confidence and not be afraid to ask questions to bring clarity, share ideas and challenge the norm (think outside the box). 
  • Actively listen to ensure you are seeking to understand before you are understood. 
  • Exhibit exemplary client service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company. 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective. 
  • Collaboration and Teamwork 
  • Create an environment of engagement and participation, work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers across teams in partnership with internal and external clients. 
  • Build relationships and alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information. 
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company. 
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups. 
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business. 
  • Personal Ownership and Responsibility  
  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details.  
  • Don’t just be the student, be the teacher.   Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others. 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions. 
  • Client Focus 
  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own. 
  • Innovation, curiosity and flexibility are expected in providing business solutions to both internal and external clients. 
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities. 
  • Time Management and Productivity 
  • Follow through within the specified time frame for all of your areas of responsibility.  
  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Project Manager III