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Project Manager at Point B (Dallas, TX)

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Point B Direct, a subsidiary of Point B, Inc., focuses on matching candidates with the right role and the right culture. Our value-fit approach will allow you to feel confident and successful while building your skill set for the next project and reaching your goals. Point B Direct work is project-based, contract roles. You will work directly with our customers and become an extension of their team – delivering value with each project you touch. 

Opportunity: Point B Direct is working with a Chicago-based client within the financial services industry who is looking to hire Project Managers at various levels of experience on a long-term, contract basis. This role is a hybrid role, with a requirement of a minimum of 3 days onsite/week in their Dallas office.

Provide management of day-to-day aspects of multiple projects to deliver high-quality, on time, on budget outcomes within scope. Follows the client's standard program and project management guidelines, including project management checklists and templates.
Coordinates program initiation and planning activities to structure the program, including facilitating the definition of project goals, objectives, and scope. Also engages teams in detailed planning activities, manages program execution activities, and ensures completion of program closure activities.
Coordinates the identification and planning of all project work streams, including working with each functional manager to plan work product schedules, identify key milestones, significant backlog items, manage dependencies, identify risks, track and manage issues, and report on program progress.
Provide oversight of the identification, execution, and updating of program timelines, tasks/responsibilities, and deliverables. 
Works with program team to identify project risks, resolve issues, and eliminate program and project challenges.
Monitors and reports on the progress of program milestones and deliverables.
Communicates clear, concise, and accurate program status to all appropriate project stakeholders, including providing periodic status reports.
Monitors and reports on program progress against planned program data.
Coordinates and responds to program and project changes, including escalating project issues and decisions as needed. Provides oversight of project deliverables.

Required Experience / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree – business or technical discipline preferred
5 – 7 years of experience in project management or project leadership role for Project Manager
7-10 years of experience in project management or project leadership role for Senior Project Manager
Experience managing iterative Agile software development programs at scale (e.g., SAFe), strongly preferred
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar certification (e.g., Prince2, etc.) highly preferred
Scrum Certification (e.g., PSM, CSM, SSM) and/or Agile certification (e.g., PMI-ACP, APMG) preferred
Demonstrated familiarity with structured project management methodologies
Ability to contribute consistently and positively in a dynamic, high-paced, and sometimes unpredictable work environment. Proven ability to facilitate project alignment between business and technical teams 
Possesses strong leadership capabilities to lead and direct project teams, including proven ability to build successful and effective project teams, leading team decision-making processes, and fostering an environment of healthy team debate and collaboration.
Capable of managing large projects with aggressive timelines and challenging scope, including being able to create and execute project work plans to meet changing requirements resulting from evolving business needs.
Experienced managing software development projects 
Experienced balancing project management fundamentals within Agile constructs 
Experienced building plans or roadmaps where none have existed previously
Comfortable driving to firm commitments and actively pursuing action 
Experienced helping product leads and teams prioritize, plan, and identify ownership of activities and backlog items
Experienced coaching and facilitating teams through problem solving and continuous improvement 
Experienced managing and overseeing work and artifacts in Jira and Confluence 
Proactive at building relationships with team members and stakeholders 
Confident negotiating the right progress and status to get the right attention 
Experienced in encouraging teams to dig deeper and understands how and when to escalate 
Experienced proactively identifying, documenting, and escalating risks and issues 
Experience managing projects in regulated industries 
Comfortable guiding teams through trade-off analysis and decision making 
Analytical problem-solver and detail oriented; highly effective organization and planning skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills. Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships
Ability to facilitate conflict resolution
Proficiency in project management tools such as Microsoft Project and SharePoint (or similar PPM tool). Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
Proficiency in using JIRA and Confluence 
Proficient in reporting program health and metrics to multiple audiences; knowledge of application development and testing processes; knowledge of business process improvements and controls (preferred)

Job Type:
Independent Contract

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We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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What are Point B Perks + Benefits

Point B Benefits Overview

With a people-first mentality, we take the word “benefits” seriously. Our Total Rewards program is designed as a package and reflects our values of people, choice and ownership including:
- Competitive pay and annual bonuses
- Comprehensive health benefits
- Professional development and wellness stipends
- 401(k) and Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP) retirement savings programs
- Flexible paid time off, paid parental leave and leave of absence options.

Volunteer in local community
Point B participates in multiple events across the United States benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We are proud to be a national sponsor of Bike MS.
Partners with nonprofits
Point B partners with non-profit organizations to offer pro-bono work and help them achieve their missions of serving communities across the United States.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program

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