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Project Manager - Applications (Remote)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2457

Our Partner is hiring an experienced Applications Project Manager.  The Project Manager is responsible for manage multiple large IT projects. The project manager will work with Business Partners, Resource managers, Individual Contributors, IT Governance, and
Senior Management to deliver projects on-time, within established budget, and within approved scope. In this role you’ll focus on implementing commercial off the shelf applications.

What you’ll do:

  • Manages and directs cross functional project teams on IT projects.
  • Develops, coordinates, and maintains integrated project timelines for all assigned projects.
  • Facilitates the IT definition of project scope, goals, deliverables, project tasks and resource requirements.
  • Aligns with business project owner on scope of project.
  • Responsible for IT resource planning, IT guidance, budget estimation, and change control.
  • Facilitates project oversight meetings and daily scrum meetings to discuss issues, risks, project status, business engagement, testing, and implementation. Communicates risks, issues, and progress back to the business program manager.
  • Works closely with program managers and functional leaders to ensure projects meet all metrics including quality, savings, budgets and schedules.
  • Works with resource managers and individual contributors to identify and assign the right resource at various stages of the project life cycle.
  • Ensures that all the technology projects follow approved procedures for Program Management, SDLC, Procurement, and Production Change Control.
  • Identifies and solves project issues effectively and manages risks.
  • Excellent vendor manager who is able to write SOWs, RFPs, and able to keep vendors accountable to timelines and deliverables.
  • Able to manage to a project budget and execute decisions that are fiscally responsible.
  • Coordinate and lead IT test scenarios and IT requirements testing.
  • Owns defect tracking and resolution. Coordinates with the business to prioritize defect resolution.

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a combination of areas such as operations, program/project management, finance, information technology, ERP Systems, Application Development or IT Infrastructure. SAP experience desired. Proven project leadership experience required. Strong analytical skills required
  • Project Management Certification (PMI) a plus
  • Working knowledge of IT project finances including capitalization
  • Experience with SAP ERP software, Service Now, MS Project, and SharePoint preferred


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