Director, Project Management in Fort Lauderdale, FL at TradeStation

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

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Director, Project Management
Plantation, FL

 
The Director, Project Management oversees the creation and implementation of projects from the original inception to the actual development, deployment and implementation.   The following list details the responsibilities of the Director, Project Management within the Project Management Office (PMO).
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Project Management
    • Utilize the consistent methodology and process established by the PMO for Project Management, Project Estimation and Staffing, Change and Risk Management and facilitates the resolution of issues and/or identifies risk mitigation options
    • Responsible for defining and executing the communication management plan during the project duration; to ensure that the ongoing communication of the project status communications are timely, consistent and the communication tools appropriately used to convey the status of the project progress
    • Oversee the task estimating process and ensure adherence to the project plan by all project participants
    • Identify, document, quantify and report on all risk to the project and the risk mitigation options to minimize or eliminate its impact to the project
    • Effectively lead and direct multiple projects to completion by leveraging project management methodology
    • Proactively engage the Executive Stakeholders, Project Sponsor, Senior Director of the PMO and project team to ensure that project risks and issues are identified and communicated early, so that the impact is negated or minimized
    • Provide the necessary information and /or recommendation option(s) in a timely manner to Project Sponsors on key issues that will require a decision to be rendered that will impact the project scope, quality, resources, deliverables, timeline or costs


  • Project Management Framework Collaboration
    • Responsible for participating in the creation of a framework which will be used to keep the portfolio of projects on track, analyze project performance, and score the health of the project
    • Present on the portfolio and project health in order to make proper project decisions and escalations based on the KPIs
    • Create processes for tracking efficiencies and process improvements such as automation of tasks


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills as this a highly visible position with substantial impact
  • Future oriented, anticipates outcomes, decisive and results oriented
  • Must think strategically and develop a framework and process while supporting project managers
  • Ability to escalate issues to the relevant parties to remove road blocks or obstacles that would impact delivery of the project on time and within budget
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines with a process focus
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work cross functionally
  • Detail oriented with a high commitment to execution
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills with the ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong organizational, management, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to build relationships and work in a matrix environment while being adaptable/flexible and maintaining big picture thinking
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills and the ability to articulate difficult business and technical concepts in everyday terminology
  • Bilingual (preferred)

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:                    
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or other related field
  • Experience with MS Office suite of products
  • Familiarity with software development tools such as JIRA and the Agile development process
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, process improvement, or project analyst roles
  • A minimum of 5 years’ in an analyst role, preferably tenure with a large retail broker/dealer
  • Preparation and analysis of project budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exemplary leadership within an organization
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desired, but not required