Project Manager at Cognizant (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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We are looking for Project Manager for an immediate need. This is a client-facing role & the candidate will have regular interactions with various client managers.

Must Have Skills

  • Project Management and Coordination
    • Manage delivery of the program on time, on budget, with limited friction to the business and full transparency to leadership.
    • Lead and manage strategic programs and cross-functional project teams, demonstrate a sense of urgency to drive programs and projects to completion and be successful in a collaborative environment.
    • Work closely with project sponsor, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, resource requirements, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives
    • Identify key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors
    • Meet regularly with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department
    • Develop and manage a program schedule of work and milestones that will ultimately ensure achievement of the goals and provide timely reporting across all work streams
    • Develop program assessment protocols and metrics for evaluation and improvement
    • Develop and manage an efficient process to track and report funding requests for recurrent and capital expenditures and, as well as incurred expenditures
    • Manage program and project teams for optimal return-on-investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
    • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance
    • Maintain project documentation
    • Conduct knowledge transfer to operations team ensuring the service is properly transitioned.
  • Writing and Communication
    • Must be a master communicator; written and verbal. Clear, succinct, timely.
    • Communicate status, issues, and risks to executive level stakeholders
    • Communicate regularly with team members on expected outcomes and any risks or deviations encountered.
    • Communicate with clients and end users the ongoing status of program including potential deviation from the original plan
    • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders

  • Strategy Development
    • Conduct internal and external research to understand trends and issues. Help form a point of view on various strategic problems

Job Qualifications:
  • 4-year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems or related functional field) or other specific discipline with a specialization in Management Information System
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years in an advanced management role (preference given to those with program management experience)
  • 10+ years of project management experience a plus
  • 10+ years of experience within the Enterprise Infrastructure space preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Cloud services and technologies
  • Strong proficiency using MS Office Suite, including MS Visio, and MS Project
**Applicants are required to be eligible to lawfully work in the U.S. immediately; employer will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work authorization (such as an H-1B visa) for this opportunity.
About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the US, Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant."

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 506 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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